Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding filters , part of Learning Flash Professional.
Filters are special effects you can apply to movie clip instances or TLF text.…They can be a really fast and fun way to beef up some of your imagery.…In your fastCar FLA file, let's add a filter to the opening text that says, It's…The Really Fast New Sports Car.…So let's move our playhead to Frame 12 so we can see the text straight on and…lock all your layers except for the introText layer.…Click once on the introText movie clip on the stage and now over in the Property…Inspector, open up the Filters dropdown.…
There's an icon that looks like a little piece of paper at the bottom left.…Click on that once to see the filters you can choose from.…Let's choose Drop Shadow.…You'll see immediately that a drop shadow has been applied to the text of the movie clip.…Changing the Blur X and Blur Y setting affects how diffused the drop shadow is.…Notice that you can also click on the little picture of the chain to unlink the…Blur X and Blur Y so you can change them horizontally or vertically without…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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