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Blur Effect in Flash 8.0


Learn how to blur images in Flash 8.0 using the in-built blur filter. The download .fla is included at the end of the tutorial.
Please note:
1. You need to have Flash Player 8.0 installed to view the Flash animation.
2. You need Flash 8.0 to get the in-built blur filter

Steps to Follow :

Step 1: Import an image and create a movie clip
  • Open Flash 8.0. Select New/Flash Document.
  • Import the image you would like to blur by clicking on File/Import to Stage and select the image.
  • Select the image on the stage and choose Modify/Convert To Symbol. Name the symbol blur and choose Movie Clip as Type.

Step 2: Create the blur effect

  • Select the blur symbol on the stage.
  • In the Properties Inspector, choose the Filters tab
  • Click on the '+' icon and choose Blur.
  • Choose 100 for Blur X and Blur Y and Quality as Medium.
    blur filter

Step 3: Create the animation

  • In the timeline window right click on the 50th frame choose insert keyframe. Select the movie clip and change the blur filter X and Y values to 0 to remove the blur effect.
  • Select any frame between Frames 1 and 50 and select Motion from the tween pop-up menu in the Property inspector.
  • Press Ctrl+S to save your changes.

Press Ctrl+Enter to view your animation.

You can also blur only the X coordinates by removing the lock icon in the filters inspector and changing Blur X to 100 and Blur Y to 0. The effect can be seen below. You can try different blur effects by simply adjusting the blur X and blur Y values.

Demonstration for Blur X

Download the .fla file

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