Saturday, October 20, 2007

How to Create the Lightning Effect for Photo Slideshow

When you tell a mysterious story in your slideshow, What about adding a sudden lightning with thunder? This tutorial guides you through creating the lightning effect in a breeze.

Step1 Start DVD Slideshow Builder and add a photo onto storyboard.

Step2 Right click the storyboard and insert the same photo 4 times.

Step3 Click the thumbnail of transition effect to add “Smooth Rect In” effect to each photo.

Step4 Double click the second photo thumbnail to edit photo. Click Picture effect button, select flash effect, set Radius to maximum and adjust the center with CenterX and CenterY. Do it same to the third photo.

Step5 Double click the time under the thumbnail, set 0.1 second to all the photos and transition effects, except the last photo sets 2 seconds.

Step6 Add a sound of thunder about 3 seconds as background music. You can double click the music to trim it. You’re done. The result looks like this:

This my creation:

Happy Halloween!

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