Summary:

Blur Backgrounds in Flash

    ●   Turn your Background into a Symbol.

    ●   Then apply a Blur Filter to it.


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  •   This tutorial is part of the Aesop's Fables and Drag and Drop Projects.

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Step #1: Open Your Project in Flash ~

Open YOUR PROJECT in Flash

 

 

… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …

Step #2: Convert to Symbol ~

Click on the background layer which selects everything on that layer …

… hit F8 (or Right-Click and select: ) and make a Movie Clip.

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Step #3: Filters ~

With the background layer selected, open Properties (Window > Properties > Filters) and click "Add Filter" …

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… select a Blur and adjust the slider.

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Bluring the background makes the images in foreground stand out!

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE THESE EXACT SETTINGS!

 

EXPERIMENT ON YOUR OWN!

 

Adjust the slider until you get an blur that works for you …

 


Last Step: Save and View your work ~

View your work by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Enter cmd enter