I need a tutorial on how to make a proper and believable candle glow. This is urgent so please be ready to do this when you bid, I may choose the right person quickly!
I am using Flash CS3, so please keep that in mind when writing.
See attached file please
Notice that you can see where the alpha ends at the bottom and top and it is shaped like a square instead of having a natural contour to it? Because of this issue I can't make the glow bright because the problem will be very noticeable.
I also need a little glow at the very top where the hole is.
And I need to know how to easily swap out the candle images so I don't have to do everything all over every time because I have many candles to do.