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3 Methods to Add Watermark to Flash Movie

December 21, 2012 is remembered as doomsday coincidently predicted by various ancient prophecies.  However, there is no sign that tomorrow will be a disastrous day for human beings. Therefore, people still need to prepare for the coming of Christmas 2012 and welcoming the approaching of New Year 2013. When looking back to 2012, patent fights and copyright lawsuits have set the main tunes for the whole year. In fact, as the technology moves forward, copyright piracy turns to be rampant. Therefore, for Flash lovers, they always need to figure out ways to prevent their Flash works from being pirated.

Adding watermark to Flash movie has provided those fans a perfect solution to protect the copyright of their works. In fact, by adding either text watermark or image watermark to Flash movie, users can easily declare the ownership of the Flash animation. Therefore, how to add watermark to Flash movie? This post will cover three methods to help users add watermark to Flash movie. Some of those methods are provided for free, some calls for professional skills while some operations are quite complicated.

Method One: Add watermark with Adobe Flash CS4

As a professional Flash editor, Adobe Flash CS4 is generally employed to make Flash animations. Therefore, adding watermark to Flash movie with Adobe Flash CS4 will be an easy task. Generally speaking, users need to add a layer titled as Watermark to the other layers and then insert the photo to the layer. Of course, this method calls for some knowledge about Flash and Flash CS4.

Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Flash CS4. Open it, rename the first layer as Watermark, right click the mouse and then choose “Insert Layer” option to create other layers for making the Flash movies. Then right click the first frame in Watermark layer and then choose “Insert Frame”.

Add watermark to Flash: Insert the flame

Step 2: Click “File” button, choose “Import” option and select “Import to Stage…” option to import the watermark logo to the first frame. Then adjust the size and position of the watermark.

Add watermark to Flash: import the watermark

Step 3: After making the Flash animation, choose the frame corresponding to the last frame of the Flash in Watermark layer and then click “F5” button to pose the watermark to each frame of the Flash movie. Then the process of adding watermark to Flash movie has ended.

Method Two: Add watermark with DoSWF Pro

Add watermark to Flash: customize the watermark

With the help of some Flash tools, users can add watermark to Flash movie with just a few clicks. DoSWF Pro is among the team of such Flash tools. However, since either processing process or preview mode is provided, DoSWF Pro may fail to help users add watermark to the appropriate position of the Flash movie.  DoSWF Pro is not a free app but users can add watermark to Flash movie for free with the trial version.

Step 1: Download and launch DoSWF Pro, open it and then click “Watermark” tab. Choose “Browser…” button to import the Flash movie needed to be watermarked.

Add watermark to Flash: input the Flash movie

Step 2: Choose the location of the watermark with those options given in location bar. Check “Using image watermark” box and then click “browser” icon to import the image watermark. Of course, the image size is not allowed to be cropped.

Add watermark to Flash: Choose Watermark logo

Method Three: Convert Flash to video

For users who want to upload the Flash movies to YouTube, it is a better choice to convert Flash to video. For one thing, they can add watermarks to Flash movies during the conversion; for another they are allowed to share the Flash movie online with friends after the conversion. Therefore, they need to find a powerful SWF to video converter providing watermarking function. To this extent, Moyea SWF to Video Converter is a desirable choice for them.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Open it, choose “Input” tab, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From Folder” option to input the downloaded Flash movie.

Add watermark to Flash: import SWF movie

Step 2: Click “Crop” icon in “Input” menu to enter into Crop Settings panel. Then check “Add image water mark”, import the image watermark with the folder icon and set the transparence of the watermark with “Transparency” bar. Click “OK” to finish the process of adding watermark to Flash movie.

Add watermark to Flash: set Watermark logo

Step 3: Then click “Export” tab, check “Video” box and set the output file as FLV video for YouTube. After that, click “Convert” tab to start the conversion process. As the conversion ends, users can upload the Flash movie to YouTube freely.

Add watermark to Flash: start the conversion

Christmas Carol – Enjoy 5 Christmas Stories with Christmas Books and Christmas Flash Games

Christmas 2012 is approaching! As one of the most influential and importance festivals celebrated around the world, Christmas brings gathering time for families, shopping day for consumers and entertaining festival for citizens. Christmas wins the name as best time of the year for the long Christmas holidays and interesting Christmas stories. It is true that different people get their own different personal Christmas stories and it is also true that most people also share some world-famous Christmas stories from generation to generation.

Exclusively created for Christmas Day, those classic Christmas stories can always reveal the true spirits and essences of Christmas. Most of them are originated from popular literature works, rumors and even legendary tales. Those Christmas stories have traveled around the world with Christmas marks for several centuries. Therefore, they will never been forgotten on Christmas 2012 and they have together formed a wonderful Christmas carol. To this extent, this post will cover five Christmas stories. To help users better enjoy those Christmas stories, this post will introduce corresponding Christmas books and Christmas Flash games.

I. Christmas story: Express and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: The Polar Express

The Polar Express

As one of the best-selling Christmas books written by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express centers on the train journey of a boy to Santa’s home on Christmas Eve. Living in the world where Santa is described as a fairy character, an innocent boy still believes in the existence of Santa. Therefore, he is invited to get on a train heading for North Polar with other faithful children. After going through various thrilling adventures, the boy receives the gift from Santa which can only be admired by real Christmas lovers. The Polar Express is not only persuasive in proving the existence of Santa but also impressive for describing the joyful scenes of Christmas.

2. Christmas Flash Game: The Polar Express

As a Christmas Flash game created on the basis of this Christmas Story, The Polar Express helps readers to go through a thrilling journey in the gaming world. Players need to control the tracks of the train in order to pick as many train cars as possible. Each track crossing will be given a red/green switch and players are allowed to accelerate or slow the train speed. Of course, obstacles may be placed on the running path of the train.

II. Christmas Story: Scrooge and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

As the most famous Christmas book written by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol mainly tells about how a mean business man realizes the true spirits of Christmas. As a cold-blooded business man, Scrooge hates Christmas holiday, Christmas carols and Christmas food. On one Christmas night, Scrooge is forced by the Christmas spirits to go through a time travel. After witnessing stuffs about his innocent childhood, his beautiful lover, his miserable death and his poor employees, Scrooge suddenly realizes the true spirits of Christmas. Later, he becomes one of the best favored men in the town.    

2. Christmas Flash Game: Soar in Star Ride

Soar in Star Ride is a Christmas Flash game in accordance with this famous Christmas story. In the game, while Scrooge is sent to the sky to go through a time travel, he needs to collect as many stars as possible. Collecting different stars will give players different scores and hitting obstacles like thunder and swan will lead to the loss of scores. To enjoy the Christmas Flash game, one only needs to move the mouse to decide whether the rock shall go right or left.    

III. Christmas Story: Grinch and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: How the Grinch stole Christmas!

How the Grinch stole Christmas

The Christmas Story of Grinch comes from a Christmas book written by Dr. Seuss named How the Grinch stole Christmas! In the story, as the neighbor of Santa Claus, Grinch is an org with born hatred to Christmas. Each Christmas, the laughing and joyful sounds in the town have driven him crazy. Therefore, in an attempt to wipe out Christmas joys, Grinch decides to steal people’s Christmas gifts. From mouse to human, none can preserve their Christmas gifts. However, the whole town is still indulged in the happiness of Christmas. Later, Grinch learns about the essences of Christmas and becomes a happy monster.

2. Christmas Flash Game: The Grinch Color Book

As a Christmas Flash game about Grinch, The Grinch Color Book provides players a chance to paint the pictures showing Grinch hiding behind a Christmas tree. Players can make the picture spooky and creepy with dark colors or make Grinch funny and cute with bright colors. For players who love this Christmas Flash game, they can download the Flash game.

IV. Christmas Story: Match Girl and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

While most Christmas books are happiness-oriented, The Little Match Girl is not. As one of the most famous tales created by Christian Andersen, the match girl appears in a sober and sad Christmas stories. On a freezing Christmas night, a little and poor girl is trying to sell her matches only to find herself being ignored. In an attempt to warm the body, the girl strikes three matches from which she has seen the happy scene of family gathering, delicious food and safe shelter.  When the frame dies out, the girl passes away with happy smile retained. Just as it is hinted in this Christmas story, Christmas is a time about giving and caring.

2. Christmas Flash Game: The Little Match Girl Painting

In the Christmas Flash game named The Little Match Girl Painting, a picture describing the gathering of the match girl and her granny is presented. What players need to do is to make the picture more impressive and attractive with different colors. To download this Flash game, users can refer to free Flash Downloader.

V. Christmas Story: Magi and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories

The Gift of the Magi

Regarded as one of the most moving Christmas stories, the story of Magi and Christmas comes from a Christmas book written by O Henry named The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories. On Christmas, Della and her husband have coincidentally exchange their valuable objects with Christmas gifts. Della sells her beautiful hair for a golden watch chain and her husband sells the watch for a comb. Though their Christmas gifts have turned out to be useless, the couple has still spent an unforgettable Christmas.

2. Christmas Flash Game: Gift of the Magi

As a Christmas Flash game created on the basis of this Christmas tale, Gift of the Magi is designed as a puzzle game. Since the fragments of Jim’s watch have been provided, players only need to put those fragments in the right place to form an integrated photo of the watch.