ONE OF THE most exciting features in Flash CS4 is the PSD and AI importer. Flash has wonderful integration between Photoshop and Illustrator alike. For this example we will edit an image in Photoshop, save it as a PSD file and import it into Flash via the PSD Importer wizard.

We will also add a slight touch of ActionScript for some added interactivity. If you suffer from ActionScript-phobia, don’t panic, this will be painless with only a couple of lines of simple code. If I can do it, you can as well. The code simply will hide the cursor in the Flash player and allow us to drag a movie clip around the stage. The trick here is the mask itself, ...

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