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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Blur Filter (Text)

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SOMETIMES YOU MAY need a blur effect that is more realistic than the linear gradient method. The Blur filter is perfect for creating realistic blurs – even animated ones. Filters were introduced in Flash 8 and to create the same blur effect in older versions, we had to export the object from Flash as a PNG file, open it in Photoshop (or any graphics editor of choice) and apply the motion blur. Then we would have to export from Photoshop as a PNG file and import back into Flash. Thankfully, those days are long gone with the ability to not only apply filters, but to animate them as well.

 

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