Valentines photo animation!

Date: 10.2.2010, 12:58    Total views: 25959

Using this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will explain to you how to create very attractive valentines photo animation using some special flash tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to import any photo into a flash stage, how to apply blur filter on it, how to create mask layer and much more. You can use this animation for Valentine's day web banner... Let's start!

Example:



Step 1

First, save the valentine's  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 350 pixels and the height to 361 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 background. 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 now on frame 50 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 Blur filter. Make the adjustments as follows:



Step 8

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



Step 9

Create a new layer above the layer background and name it mask heart.

Step 10

Select mask heart layer and draw a heart shape like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 11

While the heart shape is still selected, repeat step 4.

Step 12

Click now on frame 50 of layer mask heart and hit F6 key.

Step 13

While you're still on frame 50, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge heart shape like it is shown on the picture below!



Step 14

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

Step 15

Select mask heart layer and convert it to a mask by right-clicking on the mask window layer and selecting Mask. See the picture below.



Step 16

Go back on the first frame of layer background, select the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge a photo like it is shown on the picture below!



We're done!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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