Sunshine photo Effect

Date: 25.1.2010, 17:25    Total views: 34280

Read this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson and see how to create sunshine photo effect using some special flash tips and tricks and mask. You can use this effect for some presentation. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to import any photo into a flash stage, how to animate it, create mask layer and much more. Let's start!




Example:


Step 1

First, save the photo below that we will use for this lesson!





Step 2


Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 400 pixels and the height to 300 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 33 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer sunshine. 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 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 45 and hit F6 key.

Step 7

Go back on the first frame, 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. After that, select Filters tab from the left side. Click on the plus icon and select the Adjust Color. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 8

While you're still on the first frame, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge a photo like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 9

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 45 on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.



Step 10

Create a new layer above the layer sunshine and name it mask.

Step 11

Select the Oval Tool (O) and draw a circle shape on the position like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 12

Select now frame 45 and hit F6 key.

Step 13

While you're still on frame 45, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge the circle like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 14

Right-click anywhere on the gray area between frame 1 and 45 on the timeline and choose Create Shape Tween from the menu that appears.

We're done!

Test your movie and enjoy!

Download source file (.fla)

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