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Creating the assets

You'll need a picture of some kind. Here I've used a photo of miss Kathie Holmes (a nod to Flashguru). Flash doesn't have a function for blurring so we'll do this in Photoshop (or any other image manipulation program you prefer). Open a copy of your picture and apply a gaussian blur filter to it. Usually a 8-10 pixel radius will do the job. Save it as a jpg file.

Import both the original and the blurred image into Flash. Create a new empty movieclip called 'assembled' (Ctrl+F8). Create two layers in it. Place the blurry picture on the bottom layer and the original on top. Select the original picture and convert it to a movie clip (F8). Give this movieclip an instance name of 'original'. Don't confuse the movieclip name with the instance name. The instance name is what you enter in this panel:

» Level Basic

Added: 2004-08-25
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The author is a math enthusiast. He is currently studying Physics at McGill University.
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