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Simple Masking

1. You need to set the stage of the image size. We have taken the following image for the simple masking effect.

flash masking tutorial

2. Open flash and create a new file. If you know the image size you can create the file of the same size. Hence we have created the file of 300 x 225 pixels.

Modify > Document (change the size to image size)

3. Import image to stage.

File > Import > Import to Stage

4. Fit the image on the stage using Selection tool. You can also use Align command if you want to do this with precision.

5. Rename the image layer to Image. Lock the image layer.

6. Add one layer. Name it as Mask. Select it and draw the circle using Oval Tool below the image with no stroke. You can use any color for fill.

flash masking tutorial

7. Select circle and convert to symbol using F8. Select Graphics for option type and name it as Circle.

8. Select Image layer and insert frame on 20th frame.

9. Select Mask layer. Insert Keyframe on 20th frame. Keep the slider on 20th frame. Drag the circle on the top of the image.

flash masking tutorial

10. Select the first frame on the mask layer and change the Tween property to Motion.

11. Right click on the mask layer and Select Mask. The timeline will look like following image.

flash masking tutorial

12. Export movie using File > Export > Export Movie

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