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Create a Gradient Glow Filter with ActionScript

 

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The Gradient Glow Filter lets you add a glow effect to a variety of objects in Flash including Movie Clips, Buttons & Text. A gradient glow is a glow with a color gradient that you can control. You can apply a gradient glow around the inner or outer edge of an object or on top of an object. A Gradient Glow creates a glowing back light effect, enhanced with gradient color. Glowed edges may make objects look three-dimensional. Adding a glowed effect to a graphic image gives the image a radiating appearance by applying highlight colours and shadow colours to the inside and or outside edges. Gradient Glows are used to as a visual effect to make text and images stand out.

 

In this tutorial you will learn the ActionScript needed to apply the Gradient Glow Filter to Text, Movie Clips and Button symbols. In addition to this I will describe the settings which enable you to customise the Gradient Glow Filter.

 

In this tutorials you will create the following Gradient Glow Effect:

Example: Download the Flash file Draw 217a

 


Back Light effect created with a Gradient Glow Filter.

 

 

Example: Download the Flash file Draw 217b

 


The Gradient Glow has been stretched by changing the Filter settings

 

 

 

Example: Download the Flash file Draw 217c


The Gradient Glow has been set as a two color shadow.

 

 

 

Example: Download the Flash file Draw 217d


The Gradient Glow has been set to give an internal contour.

Note: A filter is not applied if the resulting image exceeds 2880 pixels in width or height. For example, if you zoom in on a large movie clip with a filter applied, the filter is turned off if the resulting image exceeds the limit of 2880 pixels.

Important Cross Ref: This tutorial shows you all the ActionScript including all the options available through the parameters. But it only briefly describes how to apply this to an object within Flash or how to edit the parameter settings. If you are not familiar with this I suggest that you return here after first reading the tutorial: Creating Filters with ActionScript

 

Quick Link: Go straight to: Gradient Glow Filter ActionScript

Quick Link: Go straight to: Gradient Glow Parameter Settings

Click by Click: If you would like to view this tutorial without all the notes: Click by Click

 

Important Note: These Filters only work in Flash Professional 8. The filters are not available in Flash 8 Basic or any of the earlier versions of Flash such as Flash MX04/MX/5.

 

If you don't know what version you are using go to: Help > About Flash and you will see the logo:

 

         

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