Read this tutorial and see how to create text shadow effect in flash with no Action Script. This is so cool effect and you can use it wherever you like.Example:
Open Flash, press Ctrl+J (Document Properties), set Width to 300px and Height to 100px. Set frame rate to 24fps and press ok.
Take Text Tool (A), and in Properties Pannel (Ctrl+F3) choose font, color, size and type some text on stage. For this example we'll type Toxiclab. Step 3
Click once on layer 1 to select him, press Ctrl+C (Copy), lock layer 1, insert new layer above layer 1, name it Shadow and press Ctrl+Shift+V (Paste in place)Step 4
Click once on layer "Shadow" and by arrow keys on your keyboard or by mouse take down that copied text (½Toxiclab½) .Look at the picture below.
While you are dropping the text, hold down Shift key to make it simmetrical.Step 5
Select that moved text, Click on Free Transform Tool (Q) and create this:(Look at the picture below) Step 6
Lock Shadow layer, unlock layer 1, select text ( ½Toxiclab½ ) and press F8 (Convert to symbol). In Convert to symbol window choose Movie Clip, name it whatever you like and ok. Step 7
Double click on new made Movie Clip or right click and choose Edit in Place. While text is still selected press Ctrl+B (Break Apart).
Click after that on Modify - Timeline - Distribute to Layers (Ctrl+Shift+D). Than, you get this:
Select layer 1 and delete it becouse it is useless from now on.Step 8
Select first letter in text, for this example is letter T,and press F8 (Concert to Symbol). In Convert to Symbol window under Behavior (Type - Flash8) choose Graphic, name it whatever you like and ok.
Do that now, for all of the other letters. - convert them in Graphic symbol as we have done in step 8.Step 9
Click on the fifth frame of layer T ( first letter in text ) and press F6 (changing point). Click after that on the tenht frame and press again F6. Go back on fifth frame - select letter T and by arrows on your keyboard take up it little. Look at the picture below.Step 10
Click once on layer T to select it, open Properties Pannel (Ctrl+F3) and under Tween choose Motion. Step 11
Repeat steps 9 and 10 for every next letter, but every next letter must start 3 frames later from the last letter.Letter "O" starts of the third frame, "X" of the sixth.... Look at the picture.
If you now launch animation (Ctrl+Enter), you'll se this: Step 12
Go back on the main scene ( Scene 1), lock layer 1, unlock layer Shadow, select it, press F8 (Convert to symbol), in Convert to Symbol window under Behavior (Type - Flash8) choose Movie Clip, name it whatever you like and ok. Step 13
Select that new made Movie Clip, open Properties Pannel (Ctrl+F3), under color choose Alpha and set it to 7%
Then you get this: Step 14
Double click on new made Movie Clip (Shadow), press Ctrl+B (Break apart), after that press Ctrl+Shift+D (Distribute to layers).Select layer 1, and delete it becouse it is useless from now on. Click on the fifth frame of layer T and press F6. After that, click on the tenth frame and again press F6. Go back on frame 5 and move down a little letter T. Look at the picture. Step 15
Select layer T (layer of first letter in text ) open Properties Pannel and under Tween choose Motion.
Repeat steps 13 and 14 for all letter. Every next letter must start 3 frames later from the last letter,like we have done it for the previous movie clip.
we're done, go back on main scene (Scene1) and launch animation. Download example