Scene 11 :: Animating Bitmaps

Making Photos & Paintings Move

Fun with Photoshop & Flash!

Begin by importing a layered Photoshop file. Ideally one that is the same size (in pixels) as you stage size, and with the layers you want to use kept separate, i.e., not flattened.

You’ll be importing a Photoshop .psd file. As you do, choose “layers” instead of “frames”…and then “stage” instead of “library”. Check only the layers you want to import.

Once they are on the stage, convert any of the bitmaps that will move into symbols (dragging, F8, right clicking). Tween as with any symbol; color, transform, scale, move, etc.

Hope fully the movie will make it clear; this one is a bit older!