Flash CS4 Tutorial
How to Add Gradient Edge Bevel to Movie Symbol, Text or Button with Gradient Bevel Filter in Flash
The gradient bevel is similar to the bevel filter except the bevel edges can be assigned a gradient color.
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).
Add a filter to the Filter panel by clicking the Add Filter icon and selecting Gradient Bevel from the pull-down menu.
In the dialog box you can set the Blur and Strength.
The Quality choices are Low, Medium, and High.
Angle determines the light direction and Distance sets the bevel size.
Use the color slider to choose your bevel colors. Clicking on the center box sets the overall bevel color.
The end sliders control the shadow and highlight colors.
You can also select Knockout and set the bevel Type.
Building Effects with Multiple Filters
Consider adding multiple filter effects to the same object to build complexity and add interest to your scene.
Filters and Flash Player Versions
Filters work with Flash Player 8 and greater.
Editing your Filter Settings
To change your settings at a later time, select the filtered object and open the Filter panel.