Frame by frame black and white photo effect

Date: 16.2.2010, 16:14    Total views: 45408

In this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will show you how to create frame by frame black and white photo effect. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Using this lesson, you will also learn how to apply flash filters on any photo, how to enlarge it using the Free Transform Tool (Q) and much much more. You can use this photo effect for some web banner or for some flash animation.


Step 1

First, save the black and white 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 333 pixels. Select any color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 42 and click ok.

Step 3

Call the current layer black and white 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 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

Select the first frame and hit F6 key fifteen times.

Step 6

Select now frame 2, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge a photo like it is shown on the picture below!

Step 7

After that, select the Selection Too l (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

Select now frame 4 and repeat the previouse two steps, but for this time, place the photo on this position and for Alpha set 77%:

Repeat this process also for frame 6,8,10,12 and 14.

After that, test your effect and enjoy!

Download source file (.fla)

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