How to Make an Animated Flash Text Effects Online Generator

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How to Make an Animated Flash Text Effects Online Generator
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When computer users hear the word "Flash," they may think of movies. "Movie" is the correct term because every Flash object is a movie. When you play a Flash game or view animated Flash text, you are interacting with a Flash movie. Web developers animate text using JavaScript, animated GIFs and Flash movies. You can create your own impressive text effects by using a free online Flash generator.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    The Free Logo Makers

  1. 1

    Visit The Free Logo Makers website (see Resources) and review the Flash text generator. The design window contains eight customisable properties such as "Text Style," "Background Color," Shadow Size" and "Output Size."

  2. 2

    Click each number in the "Text Style" section. As you do, note how the sample text in the preview changes as you click different numbers.

  3. 3

    Click each number in the "Text Style," "Background Color" and other sections to set those properties.

  4. 4

    Click one of the background texture thumbnail images to apply it to the preview text.

  5. 5

    Click "Code to Clipboard" to copy the Flash HTML code when finished.

    Flash Vortex

  1. 1

    Visit the Flash Vortex website (see Resources) and review the Flash text templates. Each template displays a unique text effect.

  2. 2

    Click the "Click Here to Edit this" button under the template that you wish to use. The site will display customisable properties that you can set.

  3. 3

    Type your text in the "Text Label" text box. Click the drop-down arrows to set the font, font size, text align and text leading.

  4. 4

    Click the "Text Effect" drop-down box to select a text effect. To view all text effects at once, click "Browse" and select an effect from the pop-up window.

  5. 5

    Enter values for text padding and text offset in the "Text Layout" section.

  6. 6

    Enter values in the "Background Box" section to set background padding, background box line colour and other background box properties. Click "Hide Background Box" if you want to hide the background box.

  7. 7

    Click the "Particle skin" drop-down box and select a particle skin. The choices include "Heart," "Flower" and "Planet." The image that you select will form the animated background for your text box.

  8. 8

    Adjust the other values in "Advanced Particle Features" or leave them set with their default values.

  9. 9

    Click "Movie Background Color" and select a colour to set the background colour for the Flash movie. The default colour is black.

  10. 10

    Click "Generate Animation." The site will create your Flash movie.

  11. 11

    Right-click the "Easy Installation" text box and select "Select All." Press "CTRL+C" to copy the generated HTML code to your clipboard. To download the .swf file, click "Click Here to Download" and then click "OK" to save the file to your hard drive.

    Voidix

  1. 1

    Visit the Voidix website (see Resources) and enter your text in the "Type Text" text box.

  2. 2

    Click the "Font Size" drop-down box and select a font size.

  3. 3

    Click a font type in the "Choose Font" box.

  4. 4

    Click one of the background patterns in the "Choose Glitter" box. The site will apply that pattern to the text.

  5. 5

    Locate the "Choose Effect" section and put a check mark next to the effects that you want to use. The choices include "Bevel Effect," "Glow Effect" and "Blink Effect."

  6. 6

    Right-click the "Copy Your HTML Code" text box and select "Select All." Press "CTRL+C" to copy the generated HTML code to your clipboard.

Tips and warnings

  • After copying HTML code, paste it into your HTML document where you want the Flash text to appear.

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