Creating Fade Effects in Adobe Flash CS4 : William Harrel – Journalist

Creating Fade Effects in Adobe Flash CS4


Use this simple technique to fade symbols on to the Stage.

    1. On the symbol’s layer, right-click the desired end-point frame for the animation and insert a keyframe.
    2. Click the start-point keyframe on the symbol’s layer, and then click the symbol to select it.




    1. In the Symbol Properties panel, under the Color Effect section, click the Style drop-down and choose Alpha.
    2. Slide the Alpha slider all the way to the left, until the field next to the slider reads 0 percent. (I’ll explain Alpha in a minute.)
    3. On the symbol’s layer, click the start-point keyframe and then SHIFT + click the end-point keyframe to select all the frames in the animation span.
    4. Right-click the selected frames and choose Create Classic Tween.


The text string now fades gradually on to the Stage. We used the Alpha option to achieve this affect. If you use Photoshop or Illustrator, you’ll know this feature as Transparency or Opacity. Alpha controls the transparency of an object. Zero Alpha is completely transparent, and 100 percent Alpha is non-transparent.

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15 Responses to “Creating Fade Effects in Adobe Flash CS4”
  1. Justin says:

    Thank man, simple yet effective! exactly what I was looking for as a newbie to Flash CS4

  2. jonas says:

    I can’t see the color effect window in anywhere, how do i active?

  3. Color Effect will be in the properties panel of the symbol selected.

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  6. Danke says:

    A quick and easy solution to my problem, though I didn’t need to convert it to a classic tween. Thank you!

  7. Thank you Danke. I’m afraid I don’t understand how you got it to work without using a tween, though.

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