Using this thoroughly explained, detailed flash lesson, I will explain to you how to create winter photo effect 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 animate it, apply flash filters on it and much more. You can use this simple effect for some flash banner on the internet or for some presentation.
First, save the photo below that we will use for this lesson as background.
Create a new flash document. Press Ctrl+J key on the keyboard (Document Properties) and set the width of your document to 450 pixels and the height to 281 pixels. Select white color as background color. Set your Flash movie's frame rate to 30 and click ok.
Call the current layer winter photo. Double-click on its default name (Layer 1) to change it. Press Enter once you have typed in the new name!
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.
While the photo is still selected, hit F8 key (Convert to Symbol) to convert it into a movie clip symbol.
Click on frame 50 and hit F6 key.
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:
Click again on the plus icon and select the Adjust Color. Make the adjustments as follows:
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.
Test your movie and enjoy!
Download source file (.fla)