Advanced photo effect

Date: 4.3.2008, 21:3    Total views: 81745

This tutorial will show you how to create modern photo effect using the mask and some special flash tips and tricks. You don't have to use action script code to make this tutorial. This effect is very attractive, but in the same time very easy for create.



Step 1

Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the dimensions of your document as the dimension of photo which you will use for this example.Select any color as background color.Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 28 and click ok.



Step 2


Choose File > Import to Stage (Ctrl+R) and import any photo into a flash stage.

Step 3

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 4

After that, while the photo is still selected, press F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert this photo into a Movie Clip.



Step 5

Double-click on the movie clip on stage with the Selection tool(V).You should now be inside the Movie Clip (photo).



Step 6

While the photo is still selected, press again F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert this photo into a Graphic Symbol.



Step 7

Click after that on frame 25 and press F6 key.

Step 8

After that, go back on the first frame. Take the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 0%. See the picture below.



Step 9

Choose right-click anywhere on the gray area between the two keyframes on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.See the picture below.



Step 10

Create a new layer above the layer 1 (layer 2). After that, go back on the first frame of layer 1 and press Ctrl+C key (Copy). Then, select the first frame of layer 2 and press Ctrl+Shift+V key (Paste in place).

Step 11

While the picture is still selected, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) and enlarge it a little.

Step 12

After that, select frame 25 and press again F6 key. While you're still on frame 25, take again the Selection Tool (V) and click once on the photo to select it. Then, go to the Properties Panel (Ctrl+F3) below the stage. On the right, you will see the Color menu. Select Alpha in it and put it down to 100%.

Step 13

Choose right-click anywhere on the gray area between the two keyframes on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.See the picture below.



Step 14

After that, create a new layer and name it mask.

Step 15

Select the mask layer and take the Rectangle Tool (R). For Stroke Color choose none, for Fill color choose any color and draw a five rectangle and place it on the position like it is shown on the picture below.





While the rectangle is still selected, press F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert this rectangles into a Graphic Symbol. See the picture below.



Step 16

Click after that on frame 25 and press F6 key. While you're still on frame 25, take the Free Transform Tool (Q) press and hold down Shift key and do this:



Step 17

Choose right-click anywhere on the gray area between the two keyframes on the timeline and choose Create Motion Tween from the menu that appears.See the picture below.

Step 18

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



Now, we're done!

Test your Movie and enjoy!

Download source file (.fla)

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