0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2010 6:44 AM by ian@greathugethings.com

    Flash transparency to Premiere Elements 7?

    ian@greathugethings.com

      I'm making a credit sequence for a  Web video. I've posted a five-second clip here that makes pretty clear what I'm hoping to do. The static television opener looks fine, and the bouncy text bounces fine but is encased by black rectangles. I know that they're a result of transparency (the yellow glow around the lettering is set to Screen), but I don't know what's possible or how much I have to redo.

       

      Here's the workflow that went into this so far:

       

      The red text (and yellow glow) was drawn in AICS4 and saved as a document with one artboard and three layers;

       

      that document was imported into FlashCS4, made into a symbol, and used in three motion tweens (down fast, up fast, settle slow) with a transparent background, and exported as .swf.

       

      That .swf was imported into PE7.

       

      (The cascading polka-dot background behind the bouncing text is a separate .swf playing on its own layer in PE7.)

       

       

       

      So, what do you suggest? Do I have to lose the yellow glow - or set it to 'Normal" in AI? If I have to save a new AI document, can I alter the Flash symbol so that I don't have to redraw the tweens? (I'm not very adept, and it probably took me half an hour.)

       

      Posting in AI, Flash and PE7 forums, because I don't know where I should be making the changes. Thanks in advance for any advice.