I am trying to build a page for a client that already has a flash web page that I didn't build, so I am emulating the look. The site has buttons on it that when you mouse over them they change color. The thing that is kicking my flash dumb butt is they are dissolving between the two images. Here is the web site.
well, there's lotsa possibilities to create such an effect. The easiest one, which requires little knowledge of Actionscript, involves adding a little movieclip to your button.
So basically, what you would have is your button setup, with the four states (up, down, over and normal) what you want to do now is add a movieclip to your over-state, in which you tween the background from the original color, to the 'over'-color.