Adjust Color

Adjust Color

Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Adjust Flash Movie Symbol, Text or Button Color using the Adjust Color Filter



Adjusting the color of a button, movie or text object over time is simple with the Adjust Color Filter. The filter is applied at frame one, then copied to a second frame where it is altered. A Classic Tween is added and the color changes over time. For tweens over time you can use either a Classic Tween or Motion Tween. For more information, see topics, Classic Tween and Motion Tween.


Step One

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

Step Two

Select the rectangle and convert it to a Movie Symbol (Modify > Convert to Symbol (F8))

Step Three

With the rectangle Movie Symbol still selected, open the Filters panel by clicking the Filters tab (Window > Properties + Filters Tab).

Step Four

Add a filter to the Filter panel by clicking the Add Filter icon and selecting Adjust Color from the pull-down menu.

Step Five

Change the values to adjust the color.

Changing Color Over Time

Follow these steps and add a second keyframe with a Classic Tween. Adjust the Filter settings at both keyframes to create your desired effect.

Need a Black and White Image?

By decreasing the Saturation slider, you can quickly convert your image to black and white.

Filters and Flash Player Versions

Filters work with Flash Player 8 and greater.

Removing a Filter

To remove a filter, select the filter name and click the Delete Filter icon.