Chapter 15. Creating Special Effects

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • How to paint with bitmaps and splatter movie clips

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

  • Practical uses for filters

  • Advanced masking special effects

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During this hour, you 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 create animations using frame-by-frame animation, tweens, sounds, and layers. This hour should be fun and serve as an affirmation of how far you’ve come in the first half of the book.

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