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
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Virtual cameras enable you to add all sorts of cool effects to your animations by making it seem like they were filmed with a camera that could move and focus. This video will show you where to acquire and how to use the vcam software plugin for Flash CS4 to create all of the ...more
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Has looping got you thrown for a loop? See how it's done with this clip. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the applicat ...more
This tutorial covers a simple "trace" technique to create drawings in Flash. It also uses the line tool, discusses fill options, etc.
Learn how to incorporate animated GIFs into Flash projects.
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
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
This tutorial shows you first how to create an object using Adobe Flash CS3, and then you're shown how you can use ActionScript code to make them spin and rotate. You can even cause the spinning to speed up using the right code!
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
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
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
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.
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
Learn how to create a high score table for Flash games using Armorbot.com Part 1 of 2 - How to Create a high score table for Flash games. Part 2 of 2 - How to Create a high score table for Flash games.
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
In this video tutorial you will learn to control, stop and play movie clips in Macromedia Flash. Learn to use Actionscript to "talk" to your Flash object. Please note that Actionscript is case-sensitive. Control, stop and play movie clips in Macromedia Flash. Click through to ...more
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
Pixelation is a dreaded effect which can corrupt your image when you try to resize or rotate an image and end up with jagged edges. This tutorial shows you how you can use Flash to smooth out your images and prevent pixelated images.
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
Learn how to animate twinkling stars in Adobe Flash CS3, CS4, or CS5 very easily. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the ...more
Creating textures in Photoshop and applying them to Flash animations is one of the most effective ways to make your characters look unique (watch the anime series Gankutsuou if you need proof). This video will teach you how to import custom textures from Photoshop into Flash a ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Build a simple looping walking animation by utilizing Adobe Flash CS5's bone tool and symbols. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particula ...more