25 July 2010
Blend modes let you create composite images in Adobe Flash Professional. Compositing is the process of varying the transparency or color interaction of two or more overlapping objects. Blending lets you create unique effects by blending the colors in overlapping movie clips.
A blending mode contains the following elements:
Blend modes depend on both the color of the object you're applying the blend to and the underlying color—and the results will vary when using different graphics. Experiment with different blend modes to achieve the desired effect:
To apply blends to selected movie clips, use the Property inspector. You can also apply blend modes programmatically with ActionScript.
Note: You cannot apply different blend modes to different graphic symbols because multiple graphic symbols are merged as a single shape when you publish the SWF file.
To learn more about working with blends in Flash, see the Graphic Effects Learning Guide for Flash: Blend modes.