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Text Masking effect

1. Open flash and change the document to 450 X 150 Pixels. Change the document color to black.

text masking effects

2. Draw rectangle and fill it with radial gradient fill. We have changed the radial gradient using
Window > Color

text masking effects

3. Select the rectangle and convert it to symbol using F8.

4. Press F6 at 60th and 30th frame. Apply alpha to 1st and 60th frame. Reduce the rectangle to smaller size using free transform tool.

5. Apply Tween. You will get the following animation.

6. Create a new layer in the timeline and Type the text. Try to use thick and big font to get the proper effect. Add gray color to the text. We won't be making any changes to this text.

7. At this stage you will get the following animation.

8. Right click on the top layer where the text is situated and select Mask.

text masking effects

9. The layer in the timeline will show the changes indicating masking.

text masking effects

10. The text will be displayed only where the gradient gradient rectangle animation is overlapped.

text masking effects

11. Export movie using File > Export > Export Movie

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