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Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook by Sarah Soward, Peter Spannagle

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Creating effects in Flash

It is easy to create effects such as drop shadows and bevels in Flash. These are technically referred to as filters. Filters can be applied to text, movie clips, and buttons. If you wish to apply a filter to another type of element, such as an imported bitmap image, convert it to a movie clip first.

How to do it...

  1. In the Flash Professional IDE, create a new file: File | New Choose Flash File (ActionScript 3.0).
  2. Create an element of text, a movie clip, or a button as needed.

    Note

    To create text, use the Type Tool, set the properties (such as font size) in the Properties Panel, click once on the Stage, and type something.

    To create a movie clip, select any shape(s) or bitmap image(s), go to Modify | Convert to Symbol (F8), ...

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