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Flash 8 Filters and Blend Modes

A video-based tutorial with Michael Ninness

Photoshop CS2 & Flash 8 Integration is a series of video-based tutorials from designed to show you the most efficient methods for importing content created with Adobe Photoshop CS2 into Macromedia Flash Professional 8, while maintaining as much of the original appearance as possible. You will learn how to take advantage of the new bitmap features in Flash Professional 8, such as filters and blend modes. The tutorials will also show you how to control the optimization settings in Flash for bitmap images when they are embedded inside exported SWF files, and how to load external bitmaps into Flash movies.

In this installment Michael Ninness shows you the most efficient methods to take advantage of the new filters and blend modes in Flash Professional 8.

Michael Ninness
Michael Ninness paid his way through the Graphic Design program at the University of Washington by teaching digital imaging tools and techniques to professional designers and photographers. Since 1994, he has worked professionally in the graphics software industry as a product manager and user interface designer of products for creative professionals at Extensis, Microsoft and Adobe.


In early 2005, Michael returned to his training roots and joined the team at, an award-winning education provider of self-paced online video training, CDs, books and events for designers, developers, instructors, students and hobbyists.

Filters and blend modes in Flash Professional 8

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