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How To : Create a bouncing ball animation in Flash

The bouncing ball animation in Flash is usually the first assignment covered in an animation class because it demonstrates some of the most basic principles of a line across a stage. This trick is quite easy to learn and this tutorial will take you through all of it, step by s ...more

How To : Create a lightning storm effect in Adobe Flash

This tutorial will work with any version of Adobe Flash from CS3 to CS5, and shows you how to create an awesome, creepy lightning flash effect that will briefly and clearly illuminate everything else on your screen - like a shambling zombie!

How To : Motion tween with the motion editor in Flash CS4

The new motion editor in Flash CS4 is a welcome addition to the Flash toolkit and it has some new options to speed up motion tweening. However, there are still some techniques that will require users to employ the classic tween. David Stiller goes over one of those techniques ...more

How To : Change the pivot point position in Flash

This simple video tutorial teaches you how to change the pivot point position when using Flash. The tutorial handles drawing basic shapes, such as squares and rectangles and converting them to movie clips. Then, through the use of the free transform tool and by manually movi ...more

How To : Animate a walking stickman with Flash

A tutorial on character animation in Flash that teaches you how to create a walking stickman or stick figure. You'll also learn how to mulilate him and create blood effects. Part 1 of 2 - How to Animate a walking stickman with Flash. Part 2 of 2 - How to Animate a walking sti ...more

How To : Create a writing effect in Flash

First type your word and set the font. Now select the word and break it apart by pressing the ctrl+B twice. Now select the erasing tool and erase the letters in reverse order like when you write that word, you write it in a order but you need to erase it just reversal of it as ...more

How To : Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in Flash

Learn how to use Masking, Motion Tweens, and Motion Guide Layers to create an animated pencil drawing a curved line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. This is an intermediate level Flash tutorial. Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in ...more

How To : Create a scroll text using buttons & actionscript

Tasktutorial teaches you how to create a scrolling text box using buttons and ActionScript in Flash. Create a dynamic text field and then right click and make it scrollable. Create scroll buttons using two simple rectangles. Convert those to buttons using shortcut F8. Click th ...more

How To : Make a cartoon character in Flash

This video will show viewers how to use Adobe Flash and how to make a cartoon character talk in this program. This tutorial covers aspects such as recording the voice of your characters, drawing their mouths to speak, and how to sync the recorded speech to the animation. Furth ...more

How To : Create an Adobe Flash Preloader Screen

An Adobe Flash preloader screen is something anyone who has browsed a website is familiar with: It's that "Loading" bar that you encounter before a Flash-heavy site pops up. Sometimes all you see is a simple "Loading" bar, and other times it's much more interactive and interes ...more

How To : Create nice image transitions in Flash

For anyone interested in creating a slideshow with stationary photos, follow the steps in this video tutorial. The video shows how to take multiple images to create an animated slideshow in Flash, with fluid transitions between each image change. Using this technique can add m ...more

How To : Trace in Flash

This tutorial covers a simple "trace" technique to create drawings in Flash. It also uses the line tool, discusses fill options, etc.

How To : Import and export .flv files from Flash

If you're using Adobe Flash and are looking how to import or export a .flv file, this great how-to will walk you through all the necessary steps. This tutorial uses Flash CS3, but the information is the same for Flash CS4 an CS5 as well. As you know, Flash is a very versatile ...more

How To : Apply bones to images and Photoshop files in CS4

This video tutorial will help you to use the bone tool on an imported or Photoshop image while in Flash. If you want to use an image from Photoshop you must first pull the image up in the Photoshop program. Once the photo is pulled up in Photoshop you can save it by going to, ...more

How To : Create a glow text effect in Flash

Another cool Flash effect is glowing text. In this tutorial, learn how to make your text glow in Flash. This video will take you step by step through this surprisingly easy process. Soon you will be on your way to making your website stand out above the rest with text that is ...more

How To : Add sound in Flash

Adding sound in Flash is a simple process. Add sound files without even compressing them in the original import. You can import a .WAV file into a Flash. Check out this is a tutorial video from Sessions Online Schools of Art & Design's "Flash Basics" course. This is part of S ...more

How To : Create text animation in Macromedia Flash 8

In this video tutorial you will learn to animate text within Flash. Learn to use Flash's built-in feature to quickly separate each letter in a word onto different layers. We'll then animate each letter one by one to achieve the effect we want. Create text animation in Macromed ...more

How To : Adapt your Flash content to fit multiple screens

Flash can play on a laptop screen, a mobile device or even a wide-screen HD televsion. A Flash developer needs to make sure that, whatever your video is, you have coded it so that it can still play on any size screen without losing any content.

How To : Make a timeline for your website in Flash CS4

Making your own website from scratch is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways that you can take advantage of the internet. This mammoth 60-part video series walks you through the process of doing just that in Adobe Flash CS4. This is chapter 3 of that series, and cove ...more

How To : Create a scrolling background in Adobe Flash CS4

Want to animate a background you've designed for scrolling? See how to do just that using Adobe Flash CS4. See how to use the Code Snippets panel to add ActionScript functionalities to your Adobe Flash CS5 projects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platf ...more

How To : Create a page turning effect in Flash

If you'd like to create a cool presentation with Flash, check out this video and the Flash plug-in flipdoo. Flipdoo allows you to build stunning flash flip books for both online and offline use in minutes. You don't need any additional software. Import your PDFs, configure boo ...more

How To : Create a glowing object animation in Flash

This video shows you how to create a glowing object in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software. This is a tutorial video for beginner level viewers. Making objects glow is one of the many effects that can be applied in Flash. In this video the narrator draws a shape, converts th ...more

How To : Import Flash into the PDF file format

One of the advantages of using the Adobe family of creative products is that its many programs can be combined easily to create cool digital multimedia projects. This video tutorial teaches you how to integrate .swf files from Flash into .pdf files in Adobe Acrobat Pro 9. Incl ...more

How To : Create a big to small text animation in Flash

A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cool movie text effect in Flash. Start by creating the text; type in "cool", rename the layer and lock it. Now type "movie" and rename the layer. Type in "effect" and rename this layer as well. Now focus on the f ...more

How To : Create a cool appearing text effect in Flash

Ever wanted to create a cool appearing text effect in Adobe Flash? This video tutorial will show you how to use Flash to create a text effect that can be used as a website introduction or in other forms of web media. This step-by-step video will have you creating cool Flash ef ...more

How To : Create a smoke effect in Adobe Flash

Here’s a technique for creating smoke in Flash using the lighten blending mode and motion editor. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Merge layers when working in Adobe Flash

Interested in merging two or more layers when working in Adobe Flash but aren't quite sure how to do about it? Don't fret. This free video tutorial will show you precisely how it's done (and it's easier than you might expect). It's so easy, in fact, that this home-computing ho ...more

How To : Export Flash movies as .mov or .avi file types

Are you a certified animation or film geek? Then more likely than not your Adobe flash player program has a bunch of videos stored up that you'd like to convert to different file types for better ease of access. This conversion process is a lot easier than you'd think. Simply ...more

How To : Shade characters in your Flash animation

Creating really cool animated characters in Flash is an art form that can take years to master. This video tutorial will teach you how to use shading to make your characters looks more dynamic and interesting. The more effects you know, the more that you can do in Flash, so wa ...more

How To : Create a 360 view using Flash CS3

360 degree panoramic viewers are a staple of all kinds of websites from real estate to auto sales. This video will teach you how to create a a 360 degree view that will display on your website using Flash CS3 and Actionscript 3. Don't restrict your users to just one photo, let ...more

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