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Author: Raymond | Website: http://www.flash-slide-show.com
Recently I have seen lots of flash banners on websites, they’re very attractive. So I just think how about that I make a flash banner for my homepage to make it look more vivid. Many people included me think that making a flash banner is a very difficult thing for those who don’t know flash skills, but I should say this is not the case with Flash Slideshow Builder. How do you think of the flash banner above? I made it by myself in minutes. It's so easy. Wanna a try? Follow my steps please.

Step 1: Download

Click here to download and install the software Flash Slideshow Builder, then run it.

Step 2: Browse

You can import the photos which are pre-processed before by using some professional Image Processing Tool, say Photoshop, or just import the original photos then process them with the built-in editing tool, which include some basic functions like crop, rotate, filter, etc. Especially, you can add a hyperlink for each photo here. Below is my original photos.

Step 3: Theme & Effect

Here I choose the default theme “RedRight” and “Fade” transition effect. After that, right click on one photo on the Story Board to set the “Duration Setting”. Set “Picture Duration” as 2 sec and “Transition Duration” as 1 sec, then check the option “Apply all settings to all pictures”.

Step 4: Decorate

“Decorate” your photo with texts. Click “New Text” to add texts, select font, size, color, text effect, etc. for your photos. Here I select Font “Happy”, Size “22”, Color “Gold”, Effect “Fade”.

Step 5: Publish

Modify some “Publish Settings” to make the flash banner the best. Click “Publish Settings”, first change the Slideshow Size as the same as your photos’ size then other settings like play control, preloader, you can just leave them if you don’t need to change. Here I select “Square” preloader in “Preloader” Tab and set a text hyperlink for my entire banner in “Hyperlink” Tab. After done these, click “Create SWF Movie” to publish your flash banner.

OK. Now let’s show the flash banner to the world. Add the flash banner on your website. It'll be the best eye-catching banner than ever before. Wanna create your own flash banner? Just do it with Flash Slideshow Builder.

» Level Basic

Added: 2007-10-23
Rating: 3 Votes: 10
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Raymond William, a Blog Writer for Digital Photography http://flashslideshow.blogspot.com
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