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How to create a flash banner for your website

Author: Raymond | Email
Website : www.flash-slide-show.com


Recently I have seen lots of flash banners on websites, they’re very attractive. So I just think how about that I make a flash banner ad for my homepage to make it look more vivid. Many people included me think that making a flash banner is a very difficult thing for those who don’t know flash skills, but I should say this is not the case after tried some flash software.

I got lots of flash software from Google, and tried them for a long time. Finally I pick one named Flash Slideshow Builder launched by Wondershare to show you how to make flash banner. This software is really easy-to-use and has all the functions I need.

Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Download and install the software Flash Slideshow Builder, then run it.

Step 2: “Browse”. Import your photos. You can import the photos which are pre-processed before by using some professional Image Processing Tool, say Photoshop, or just import the original photos then process them with the built-in editing tool, which include some basic functions like crop, rotate, filter, etc. Especially, you can add a hyperlink for each photo here. Below is my original photos.

Step 3: Select “Theme” & “Effect”. Here I choose the default theme “RedRight” and “Fade” transition effect. After that, right click on one photo on the Story Board to set the “Duration Setting”. Set “Picture Duration” as 2 sec and “Transition Duration” as 1 sec, then check the option “Apply all settings to all pictures”.

Step 4: “Decorate” your photo with texts. Click “New Text” to add texts, select font, size, color, text effect, etc. for your photos. Here I select Font “Happy”, Size “22”, Color “Gold”, Effect “Fade”.

Step 5: “Publish”. Modify some “Publish Settings” to make the flash banner the best. Click “Publish Settings”, first change the Slideshow Size as the same as your photos’ size then other settings like play control, preloader, you can just leave them if you don’t need to change. Here I select “Square” preloader in “Preloader” Tab and set a text hyperlink for my entire banner in “Hyperlink” Tab. After done these, click “Create SWF Movie” to publish your flash banner.

OK. Now let’s show the flash banner to the world. Add the flash banner on your website. It’s the best eye-catching than ever before. Wanna a try? Just do it with Flash Slideshow Builder.
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