filters (graphic effects) let you add interesting visual effects to text, buttons, and movie clips. A feature unique to Flash Pro is that you can animate the filters you apply using motion tweens.
Flash Pro blend modes let you create composite images. Compositing is the process of varying the transparency or color interaction of two or more overlapping objects. Blending modes also add a dimension of control to the opacity of objects and images. You can use Flash Pro blending modes to create highlights or shadows that let details from an underlying image show through, or to colorize a desaturated image.