Chapter 10. Filters and Blends

If you’re working to achieve a sense of layering and depth within your Flex application, you may want to look at filters and blends. Filters—things like drop shadows, glows, bevels, blends, or blend modes—allow you to manipulate the way colors in objects interact with each other in different ways. Usually applications like Photoshop or Flash are used to make graphics with these types of filters and blends applied to them, and then those graphics are brought into Flex. However, you can apply some of these same filters and blends to objects within your application right inside of Flex.

Filters and blends are static, meaning that they must be re-rendered or applied in order to change their qualities. Both methods offer ...

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