Flash has traditionally struggled to make realistic looking smoke effects, mainly down to it’s vector graphics. However by applying the built in blur filter it is possible to get some really soft smoke effects, especially when used in conjunction with transparency.
A number of layers are animated in this demo to give the feeling of atmospheric smoke. This could eaily be applied to photographs to animate gently whisping clouds or mist across a lake. This was created for Web Designer magazine. Get the tutorial files here.
Get the tutorial here.