Hour 14. Creating Special Effects

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to paint with bitmaps

• Special effects you can apply to text that’s converted to shapes

• Practical uses for filters

• Advanced masking special effects.

This is the last hour in the animation part of the book (not that you won’t do any more animation but you’ll get into more interactive and web features). As such you’ll get a chance to take the knowledge gathered over the last few hours and apply it to practical exercises. This hour is comparable to Hour 6, “Applied Layout Techniques,” where you combined the graphics creation skills acquired in the first part. Here you’ll create animations using frame-by-frame animation, tweens, sounds, and layers. This hour should both ...

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