Maldivian Night Effect

24.3.2011, 22:34
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Today, Iím going to show you how to create simple Maldivian night picture effect. You can use this effect for some flash banner or for some presentation. Let's start!


Step 1

First, save the picture below that we will use for this lesson as background.

Step 2

Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 440 pixels and the height to 275 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 51 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer picture. Double-click on its default name (Layer 1) to change it. Press Enter once you have typed in the new name!

Step 4

Choose now File > Import > Import to stage (Ctrl+R) and import a picture that you just saved in step 1 into a flash stage. While the picture is still selected, go to the Align Panel (Ctrl+K) and do the following:

1. Make sure that the Align/Distribute to Stage button is turned on,
2. Click on the Align horizontal center button and
3. Click the Align vertical center button.

Step 5

While the picture is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.

Step 6

Click now on frame 80 and hit F6 key. 

Step 7

Go back on the first frame, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the picture to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. Select Filters tab from the left side. Click after that on the plus icon and select the Blur. Make the adjustments as follows:

Click again on the plus icon and select Adjust Color filter. Make the adjustments as follows:

Step 8

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 80 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

Step 9

Click on frame 25 and hit F6 key. While You're still on frame 25, hit F6 key ten times.

Step 10

Go back on frame 26, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge picture a little. Do this also for frame 28,30,32 and 34.

We're done!

Please Enjoy!

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