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Layers & Importing Images

Open a new movie and change the name of "Layer 1" to "Images." Also add another layer on top of the "Images" layer and name it "Writing Mask." In the first frame of the Images layer, import one of the images you have chosen. If you have already altered the image's size you may have to fine-tune the picture once importing it. If you are using Flash to resize the image this is the time to change the picture. Both are done in the same manner.

Right mouse click on the imported image and choose “Scale.” With the mouse, alter the image to best fit your movie and at the same time place the image where you want it to be in the movie. In Flash 5 make sure the small Info panel is opened on your screen (Window --> Panels --> Info). This helpful window tells you where and what size your chosen object is. At this time, to make life easier in the future, I would round off both the image’s size and placement as this will make resizing and positioning the other images much easier. In the screen shot above, I have rounded off the width and height to 530 and 190 respectively and centered the image at (275,175), (x,y) respectively. Once the first image is in place the rest are easy.

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Added: 2000-12-27
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Kevin Ford is a web designer living and working part-time in The Netherlands. He dabbles in writing Flash tutorials while looking for a full-time job.
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