Blur Backgrounds in Flash
● Turn your Background into a Symbol.
● Then apply a Blur Filter to it.
✓ Image Size in Photoshop✓ Constrain Proportions✓ Alpha and Blur Filters✓ Movie Clips
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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.
Step #3: Filters ~
✗ With the background layer selected, open Properties (Window > Properties > Filters) and click "Add Filter" …
✗ … select a Blur and adjust the slider.
✗ Bluring the background makes the images in foreground stand out!
✗ 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