Learn how to animate images with this basic Flash Tutorial. We will try to create and animate a basic rotating earth using some stock images. Resources needed: Earth image LINK Background LINK
Import a picture of space and name that layer as "space".
Now insert another layer --name it "map" and import a picture of map on the map layer.
Make another layer by clicking "insert layer". Name it as "mask" then select oval tool or press "0" and draw an oval shape .
Select the map , right click and select "convert to symbol" (or) press "F8". Now select the option "movie" and name it earth.
Go to frame no. 90 and right click and select the option " insert keyframe " and drag that map picture towards left to right.
Go to map layer, right click then select "create motion tween"
Also go to mask layer, right click and select insert frame for layer mask.
Put mask layer just above map layer and also note that the space layer should be the lowest layer.
Go to mask layer , right click then select "mask".
Now, our earth image is ready to rotate.