Stretchy Text Effect

30.4.2006, 11:49
Submited in: Flash | Total Views: 47466

In this step by step tutorial, you will see how to create stretchy text effect in flash with no action script. You will also learn how to convert text into a Movie Clip Symbol, how to use Free Transform Tool, how to apply Alpha effetc on text and more.


Step 1

Start Flash. In the Properties Panel below the scene, choose Static Text, choose any font you like   and type any text. See the picture below.

Step 2

Take the Selection Tool (V), select that text, and press F8 key on the keyboard (Convert to Symbol), to convert this text into a Movie Clip Symbol.

Step 3

Click on frame 10,20 and 30 and press F6 key. See the picture below

Step 4

Click on the first frame, take the Free Transform Tool (Q), and do like it is shown on the picture below!

Step 5

Click on frame 30, and repeat previous step in an equivalent way.

Step 6

While you're still on frame 30, take the Selection Tool (V), click once on text to select it and open the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3). On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 10%.

Step 7

Go back on the first frame, click once on text to select it, open again the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) and for Color menu select Alpha in it and put it down to 10%.

Step 8

Select the first frame and in Properties Panel for Tween choose  Motion. Ease set to 100. See the picture below.

Step 9

Select frame 20, for Tween in Properties Panel below the scene choose again Motion, and for Ease choose -100.

We're done!


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