3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2009 10:32 AM by Rothrock RSS

    Can we change the layer's opacity?

    hjyknight Community Member

      Can we change the layer's opacity in flash CS4? Such as change the photoshop's layer's opactiy.

        • 1. Re: Can we change the layer's opacity?
          Rothrock Community Member

          No and yes.

           

          No. A layer is just for stacking things and organizing your artwork. So there is no way to change a whole layer.

           

          Yes. Movie clip, graphic, and button symbols are the main paradigms in Flash and each of them can have their transparency altered. (In Flash is is called alpha.) So convert your artwork into a movieclip or graphic and then from the properties panel look for the color effects drop down and change the alpha.

           

          Or you can draw your art with colors that already have an alpha value set.

          • 2. Re: Can we change the layer's opacity?
            hjyknight Community Member

            Thanks for your help!

             

            But I want to know if the next version will have this function?

            • 3. Re: Can we change the layer's opacity?
              Rothrock Community Member

              I would very much doubt that it would. You can draw your artwork using colors that are already partially transparent if you need to. But otherwise this is pretty much "baked" into the core functionality of Flash.

               

              Just like I wouldn't really expect Photoshop to get timelines and tweens I wouldn't expect Flash's layers to be just like PS. They are both called Layers, but they serve very different purposes.

               

              But I could be wrong. I never expect that Flash would get 3D.