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Flash 8 has 3 kinds of glow effects i.e. glow, knockout and inner glow . You will learn how to create these effects in this tutorial.
First, open a new Flash document in Flash 8 and use the text tool to write some sample text. Now convert this to a symbol by choosing the text clicking on Modify > Convert to Symbol... Choose Movie Clip, give the symbol a name and click on ok.
Choose the symbol and click on the Filters tab which is next to the Properties tab and use the plus (+) symbol to choose the Glow filter. You will see the Glow options as shown below. Here you can change the glow color, blur and strength. Try out the options to see the changes.
Example of a glow effect can be seen below.
You can also use Knockout and Inner shadow for different effects. See below.
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