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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 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 : 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 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 : Share library files between projects in Adobe Flash CS5

Take an animation created in one project and import it into a different project! There are several ways to accomplish this - you can make a new layer or just use the copy command. However, an easier method is to set up your libraries in Adobe Flash CS5 to be shared.

How To : Create a custom spray brush tool in Flash CS4

The custom spray brush tool in Flash CS4 is a powerful one indeed. It allows you to spray colors in shapes governed by movie clips, which is very handy for making your paint brush tool match areas that you have to color in frequently. This video will show you how to use the to ...more

How To : Create fades in Flash CS3

To do fading in flash, first drag an image onto your main window. Shrink it down so it fits on the window, then right click your image and hit copy frames, then come out to frame 15 and hit paste frames. Right click in the middle of the set of frames and hit "Create motion Twe ...more

How To : Link buttons to external urls in Flash CS3

This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to link a button to external urls in Flash CS3. First create a exoscript 3 document with a rectangle textbox that says youtube. Next select your rectangular box and convert it to a button. Next name your button and click okay. ...more

How To : Communicate between Flash AS3 and PHP

All the files you need are in a free download on DevelopPHP. PHP has to be on a server. It will not run on a local machine. Type your name. There are two variables which show up in the dialog boxes (which are stacked.) You can change the user name. It sets up a URL request and ...more

How To : Create a simple text animation in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to to create a simple text animation in Flash using Motion tweens and the Distribute to Layers command. Create a simple text animation in Flash. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

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 : 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 : Make animation using clipping mask in Flash

clipping mask Sponsored by SimpleRetouch.com Start by creating a task with the name Mask, then Choose a color and a font size. Create a new layer and move the Image to Layer 2, use control plus to zoom in and a use key frame 90 at frame Then Hit F6 Enter the frame at frame ...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 : Create a black & white mask animation in Flash

In this flash tutorial the instructor shows how to make a black and white mask animation. To do this, first start by importing your image into the flash tool and bring it on to the scene. The image should be wider than the scene. Now select and distribute the layers. Now conve ...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 : Change/convert a pivot animation into an AVI video

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to change/convert a pivot animation into an AVI video format. Begin by loading the animation in the Pivot program. Now click on File and select the Save as type to Animated gif. Nam the file and click on Save. Then open Windows Movie M ...more

How To : Create custom screensavers in Adobe Flash CS4

See how to generate custom screensavers when working in Adobe Flash CS4. 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 particular iteration of the app ...more

How To : Create a mouseover link in Flash

This is a video tutorial on how to create a mouseover link (button) in Flash. According to the author, this is an extremely easy task, the first step of which is to select the file in which the button is to be made. Then, on the extreme right-hand side, in the middle of the co ...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 : Animate puppets in Flash CS4

Flash CS4’s new inverse kinematics tools allow users to create and arrange symbols in a collection called an Armature. These armatures contain bones that have relationships with other elements which can be animated. Users can create and control their own dancing puppet. You co ...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 : Animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash

In this two-part tutorial, J. Schuh demonstrates how to animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash. In Part 1, he goes over the process of creating the vector assets in Illustrator. In Part 2, he brings the illustrator assets into Flash to animate the movement of the wi ...more

How To : Make a mute button in Adobe Flash CS4

Learn how to create a simple mute button for a movie or media player when working Adobe Flash CS4. 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 parti ...more

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