Flash CS3 Tutorial


How to Apply Blur Effect to Flash Object



There are multiple ways to display a blurred object in Flash. You could blur the object in Photoshop and import the image.

A second method uses the Blur Filter, for more information, see topic Blur Filter. For this topic we'll use a Timeline Effect called Blur. It produces an animated blur.


Step One

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Two

With the rectangle selected, choose Insert > Timeline Effects > Effects > Blur.

Step Three

In the dialog box you can set the Effect Duration, Resolution and Scale.

Step Four

Click the Update Preview button to see the changes before accepting the blur animation.

Step Five

Once you are satisfied, click OK. A new effect animation is added to the workspace.

Modifying Blur Effect

Once you have created the Blur Effect you can open and modify the effect settings by choosing Modify > Timeline Effects > Edit Effect.