Choose Window > Common Libraries > Graphics. Select the
image you want to use. I will use blur mouse.
Click on the image and drag it outside the left edge of the
Go to Frame 40 in the Timeline. Do this by clicking the gray
field below 40. Then right click in this field. Choose Insert
Keyframe. Keyframes appear as circles in a frame. This
operation duplicates the image.
Click on the Timeline any place between Frame 1 and Frame 40.
Then right click and choose Create Motion Tween.
Right click on Layer 1 (Click on the layer name, where it says
"Layer 1"). Choose Add Motion Guide in the pop-up
menu. The Flash program will now insert a motion guide layer
on top of layer 1. Motion guide layers are used to draw lines
an animated symbol should follow.
Click on the Motion Guide Layer to make sure it is the active
layer (Click on the layer name, where it says "Guide:
Click on the Pencil tool in the left toolbox. Set the Pencil
Mode to Smooth (in the Options section of the left toolbox).
Draw a line. Begin on the image and draw a line to the other
side of the Stage.
Go back to Frame 1 in the Timeline. Click on the Arrow tool in
the left toolbox. Select the "Snap to Objects"
button in the Options section of the left toolbox.
Place the image with its center on the beginning of the motion
guide (the black line you have drawn with the Pencil). The
center of the image shows as a +. A black circle appears when
the image is snapped to the motion guide. Release the mouse
button when the image is snapped to the guide.
Go to Frame 40. Place the image with its center on the end of
the motion guide.
Choose Control > Test Movie from the top menu to test your