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Can I blur outside of a masked shape using Flash?

Apr 9, 2013 6:30 AM

Tags: #flash #layer #blur #masked

Hi there,


I have trawled the internet seeking advice but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


My project involves a background image. I have a circle acting as a mask, the circle is motion tweened to move around the image.


Now instead of completely hiding the rest of the image beneath the mask layer, is there any way that the image outside of the circle can be blurred? My aim is to use the motion tweened circle as a focus point on the image if you like.


Any help and guidance would be much appreciated.


Many thanks



  • kglad
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    Jul 21, 2002
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    Apr 9, 2013 6:44 AM   in reply to sizerlondon

    create another background image in a layer below the masked one and blur it.  (and, don't mask it.)

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    Apr 9, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to sizerlondon

    Have a look at Pixelbender.

    Here are some highly customizable blur-FX. Not all are compatible with flash.

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