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.
Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).
Select the rectangle and convert it to a Movie Symbol (Modify > Convert to Symbol (F8))
With the rectangle Movie Symbol still selected, open the Filters panel by clicking the Filters tab (Window > Properties + Filters Tab).
Add a filter to the Filter panel by clicking the Add Filter icon and selecting Adjust Color from the pull-down menu.
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.