How to Make a Flash Video From Pictures


A Flash movie can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. Making a Flash video from pictures can be a simple slide show, or a complicated series of animations, motion tweens and fades. With a handle on the basic tools of Adobe Flash CS4 and a library of pictures, you can create a wide variety of videos.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Flash CS4 or later
  • Open a new project in Adobe Flash CS4 Pro.

  • Open the "File" menu. Go down to "Import" and click "Import to Library." Select the picture that you want to import to the library. Repeat this step until you have all the pictures you want to use in your movie.

  • Drag a picture from the library onto the stage in the middle of the screen.

  • Select the picture. To make the picture move, rotate or flip, open the "Insert" menu at the top of the screen and select "Motion Tween." Drag the picture from its starting position into the position that you want it to finish in. Adobe Flash will fill in the intermediate stages with "key frames," creating a smooth animation. As well as moving the image back and forth, you can also rotate it, flip it or change its size.

  • Select the last frame in the timeline at the bottom of the screen. In the "Properties" window at the right-hand side of the screen, select the drop-down menu under the "Color Effect" header and click "Alpha." Drag the Alpha bar down to 0 percent. Press the "Enter" button to play the video. The picture will fade out and disappear. To make an image fade in, reverse the process.

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