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Abstract Photo Effect

26.5.2011, 23:29
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Today, Iím going to show you how to create cool abstract photo effect using some special flash tips and tricks. This effect is for flash beginners. You don't have to use action script code make this lesson. Let's start!

Example:



Step 1

First, save the photo 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 36 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer photo. 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 photo that you just saved in step 1 into a flash stage. While the photo 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 photo is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a Movie Clip Symbol.



Step 6

Click on frame 50, 80 and 95 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

While You're still on frame 95, select the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo 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 filter. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 8

Go back on the first frame and select the Selection Tool (V). Click again on the photo 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 Adjust Color filter. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 9

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 50 and frame 80 and 90 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

Step 10

Select frame 50 and hit Ctrl+C key (Copy).

Step 11

Create a new layer above the layer photo and name it photo 1.

Step 12

Select the first frame of layer photo 1 and hit Ctrl+Shift+V key (Paste In Place).

Step 13

Click on frame 50, 80 and 95 of layer photo 1 and hit F6 key.

Step 14

While You're still on frame 95 repeat step 8. After that, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge photo like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 15

Click once on the photo that You just enlarged and go again to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3). Click on the Properties Button. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%.

Step 16

Go back on the first frame of layer photo 1 and repeat the previouse two steps.

Step 17

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 50 and frame 80 and 90 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.

We're done!

Please Enjoy!

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