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Session 8 & 9-Flash CS3-Gel Buttons

Session 8 & 9-Flash CS3-Gel Buttons

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How to make Gel like buttons using Flash CS3. This ultimately uses ActionScript 2.0, but it completed in using Flash CS3.
The lesson was borrowed from a website and I editing it and did my own screen shots.
How to make Gel like buttons using Flash CS3. This ultimately uses ActionScript 2.0, but it completed in using Flash CS3.
The lesson was borrowed from a website and I editing it and did my own screen shots.

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Published by: Michael Sturgeon, Ph.D. on Oct 27, 2008
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Flash CS3 TutorialCOMM/CISS 271 Advanced Web Design Fall 2008
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Class Session #9
Instructor: C. M. Sturgeon
 
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Table of Contents
Flash: How to make a menu with gel buttons encased in metal .................................................................. 2Creating the metal background for the menu .............................................................................................. 2Creating the gel buttons ........................................................................................................................... 7Applying the bevel filter effect to the gel button & placing on the metal menu background ........... 13Creating the remaining menu buttons ................................................................................................... 15
Flash: How to make a menu with gel buttons encased in metal
October 26th, 2008 | Author:Luka| Category:Menus & Interfaces
Borrowed information and edited from http://flashexplained.com/menus-interfaces  In this easy lesson made for
Flash 8 professional
I will explain to you how to create a cool website menu,with gel buttons, that are encased (inset) in a metal background. You will, among other things, learn thefollowing Flash techniques:
 
How to use the
linear gradient fill
option to create a realistic metal background for your websitemenu,
 
How to create great looking gel buttons, with a nice gradient fill, a white shine and overlay tomake them look more realistic,
 
How to apply the
Bevel filter
available in Flash 8 professional to have that great inset effect thatwill make the buttons seem encased in the metal menu background,
 
How to create multiple menu buttons from a single button symbol with ease, and more.You can see the example of the menu that you are going to learn to make below
.
Creating the metal background for the menu
1.1
 
Open a new Flash document
(File > New > Flash Document)
. For this exercise, do not useActionScript 3, instead, use ActionScript 2 when you select which one for your newdocument.
 
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Save it immediately so that you can just press
Ctrl+S
later, whenever you wish to save yourprogress.1.2 Select the Rectangle tool
(R)
.Go to the
Colors
part of the Tools panel and
block out the outline
(stroke) color. Do it like this(see image below):
1.
 
Click on the
pencil icon
to select the outline color.2.
 
Choose any flat color you like for the fill color.
In the
Options
area below the colors, make sure that the
Snap to Objects
options is turned
off 
.1.3 Click and drag on the stage with your mouse to
create a rectangle
. Any size will do.

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