Adobe Flash Professional provides a number of features for producing impressive graphic effects, enhancing the look and feel of your projects. The Graphic Effects Learning Guide for Flash explains these features, from blend modes and filters to 9-slice scaling and 3D rotation. Explore the sections below to dive into whatever topic interests you.
Note: This learning guide introduces graphic effects in Flash Professional and provides you with tools for developing your skills. Always consult Flash Professional Help first when learning to use new features in Flash.
Start things off right with this overview of the graphic effects capabilities of Flash.
Add interesting visual effects to text, buttons, and movie clips, such as a skewed drop shadow.
Apply filters using the user interface in Flash, or apply filter effect to movie clips, buttons, or text fields using ActionScript.
Animate movie clips that have filters applied to them.
Create highlights or shadows that let details from an underlying image show through, or colorize a desaturated image.
Create arbitrarily sized transparent or opaque bitmap images and then manipulate them in various ways at runtime.
Learn about the font rendering options available in Flash to control the way your text appears at runtime.
Where to go from here
To learn more and explore what you can do with graphic effects in Flash Professional, check out the following resources in addition to the Graphic effects section of the Flash Developer Center:
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