Understanding blend modes


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Understanding blend modes

A blend mode allows you to define how the colors in an object will interact with the colors in an object behind it. So let's take a look at the three squares I have on the Stage. Each of these squares has a different blend mode applied. If I double-click the first square, you will see that it's white. So I have a white square and it's an instance of a movie clip called Overlay. The other squares are instances of the same symbol called Blend. Notice that they look different. If I double-click the Blend symbol, you will see that I have a medium gray color.

This color is exactly halfway between white and black. To set a blend mode, you need to start with an instance of a movie clip. So you will create a movie clip and then select it on the Stage and then go to the Display section in the Properties panel. There are really only three blend modes that you need to be familiar with. Most of the rest of the blend modes are variations on these three. When I click the dropdown menu, you ...

Understanding blend modes
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Understanding blend modes provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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