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 wings. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video software tutorial.

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 book look & feel and publish. This is the best way to create digital ( electronic ) editions such as any type of publications, magazines, brochures and catalogues. Flipdoo Publisher is a Windows desktop application that hel...

How To: Smooth and straighten lines in Adobe Flash

First select the pencil tool then click on pencil mode which is located at the bottom of the toolbar, select straighten and draw a line as in the video. Now you can see that the line is automatically adjusted, it will make the round and straight shape in the line depending on how you drew it. Now delete your shapes and select the smooth in pencil mode and draw a line as in the video. Now you can see that the line is automatically smoothed. And finally select the ink in pencil mode and draw a ...

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 how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. Take a look.

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, file, and save us. Save your file as whatever file extension you would like to use (Photoshop, jpeg, etc). Pull up the Flash program and find file, and import. At this point you can import your Photoshop picture to your ...

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. Furthermore, this video will also show how to create subtle facial expressions that display emotion in the character. In order to record the sound, the host recommends a program called Audacity which has a free downloadable v...

How To: Create a sunburst effect in Flash CS3

Sunbursts are very cool looking, both psychedelic and evocative of the Japanese cultural elements that are so popular in modern America. This video will teach you how to create your own sunburst effect using Flash CS3, which you can then use in your Flash website, game, or movie. Don't make it spin too fast or your audience might pass out!

How To: Create an animated logo in Flash 8

Want to make animated logo that will pop for your business website or ad? Look no further. In this video, learn how to take a logo and go through some different stages of animation using masks and both shape and motion tweens, as well as a neat trick for creating animated sparkles with relative ease. Get your flash animated logo up and running with help from this free tutorial!

How To: Use basic drawing & selection tools in Adobe Flash

The drawing tools in flash aren't always the most intuitive to newcomers. In this tutorial, Ralf will show you how to use the basic drawing tools in flash. You learn the difference between Merge Shapes and Drawn Objects, which are all shapes of the same look and feel with the exception that one can be more easily manipulated and the other. You'll learn how to use this selection and sub selection tools to select various objects on the flash stage. You also see how to use the oval and rectangle...

How To: "Grab" flash files from websites

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to grab flash files (.swf) from websites. Begin by going to the website and locates the flash file that you want. Right-click on the page and select "View Page Source". Go to the Media tab and copy the URL that ends with .swf. Paste it into your address bar and go to the site. Click on File and select Save Page As. Choose the location, name the file and select Save. The file will download and you will be able to access it whenever you want. This video...

How To: Create a fade in, fade out presentation in Flash

In this how-to, viewers will learn how to create a presentation which fades in and out among still photographs using Flash animation. First, each image is given its own layer in Flash. Then the images are converted into movie clips. A motion tween is created among each image and a few blank frames, to create the affect of a slow fade in and out. Then the layers are distributed sequentially on the Flash timeline so that as each layer fades out, the next fades in. The finished movie is tested, ...

How To: Make a fashion style logo animation in Flash

This short video shows you how to create an animated fashion style logo in Flash. First he changes the background and frames per second to black and 24 respectively. He chooses the font for his text and then he converts the text into a movie clipping by hitting f8 and choosing movie clipping. He shows us how to make special effects by using the text in different frames. He creates layers and adds more text with special effects that create a flashing logo.

How To: Make cigarette smoke in Flash 8

Less harmful than real smoke, make fake cigarette smoke in Flash 8. The video gives instructions on the steps to take, but doesn't show clearly how to do it in the software, so it's a good idea to know how to use Flash before starting.

How To: Load external SWF files in Flash 8

This tutorial is for those who have learned the very basics of Flash. In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to load external SWF files using an action script. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Load external SWF files in Flash 8.

How To: Format dynamic text in Flash

Todd Perkins shows us how to format text using action script in Flash. By understanding how to format text this way, it allows us stylize text in a text field. Perkins goes through each step in Flash on how to use an external file that will be formatted using the software program. He goes through the various codes necessary to create dynamic text. If you want to learn how to format dynamic text in Flash, follow this tutorial from Todd Perkins.

How To: Link to a URL in Flash

1. The following Steps shows how to open a URL in a Web Browser, using a Button Click from a Flash Application. 2. Open a new Flash Application and place a Rectangle Shape from Tools and inside place a Text Box and Enter a Text named "URL". 3. Then convert it to Symbol by Right Click->Convert to Symbol and selecting type as Button. 4. Goto Button Properties and Name the button instance as "btnurl" 5. Then in the Action Screen Create a OnRelease() Event function for Button "btnurl" 6. use a me...

How To: Create textures and add them to a character in Flash

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 and then apply them to parts of your characters. This allows you to apply a limitless variety of colors and effects to sections of your characters and make them much more lifelike.

How To: Create a growing vines flourish in Flash

Create your own animation in Flash with this easy to follow, step by step guide to make a vine grow right before your eyes. He shows you first a simple, less complicated way of doing a basic animation. While it may not look as nice as the later demo, it gives you a good starting point to master the controls that he demonstrates. He then goes on to show a more complicated and magnificent way of making this effect, and in no time flat you'll be creating your own digital plants on your computer....

How To: Create a jumping letters animation in Flash

This video describes how to create a jumping letters in Flash, first create the text for example "JUMP" and using Break the letters each and then make the layer and now convert the letters into "Movie clips" and now we should add the key frames to our "time line”. Then moves the letters up by using the up arrow now copy the key frames from font end and paste on the back again for go up and come down the letters again and add the "motion between" for each letters and now skip the key frames by...

How To: Create a sound on/off button in Flash

Tasktutorial teaches you how to create a sound on/off button using Flash. Name the first layer Actionscript. Go to frame 1, then window - actions. Add stop(); Go to frame 2, then window - actions. Add stopallsounds(); Create a new layer and select the text tool. Write off on. Change the color to black. Select the text and hit CTRL + B to break apart the letters. Select off, hit F8 and select convert to button. Name it off. Do the same for on, but name it on. Double click to open the off butto...

How To: Create a rollover button in Flash

You can make a rollover button in Flash by following the instructions shown. You start by opening up Flash to work on your project. You then follow along and draw a shape for the actual button. Then follow the steps given to turn your shape into a button that is click-able and links to your movie clip. This is great for placing on a website instead of placing a bulky video clip on the site. If you complete the directions correctly you will have a fully working click-able button that will link...

How To: Draw manga eyes in Adobe Flash

This video is an extremely quick yet advanced tutorial of how to create Japanimation eyes in the Adobe Flash program. Otherwise known as "Manga", this style was created in the late 19th century Japan and is still commonly used in comics, books, media and cartoons. This is not a basic tutorial since you must have a general knowledge of how to use the tools in Adobe products like Photoshop, Flash and Imageready. Using the transform, vector and paint brush tools to create the shapes that make up...

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 program and many, many things on the net are created with it. Knowing how to do this is essential for working with Flash and creating projects, so check it out and get exporting today.

How To: Install fonts into GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to install fonts onto GIMP. First, go to the website DaFont, then click a font you like. Download the font and then right click on the zipped folder and extract all that is indie of it. Now go to control panel then fonts, then view installed font. Copy and paste the font you have extracted into it. After this, go into GIMP and try out your new font in the software. If you like it, you can use it whenever you would like to! If you don't, you can simply uninstall ...

How To: Create a simple walking animation in Adobe Flash CS4

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 particular iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this Flash developer's guide.

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. Including Flash in pdf files makes it easier for people who don't have the appropriate Flash players on their desktop to view the great images that you've made in Flash.

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 motion to pictures and added interest. By following these steps, you can learn how to take your photos to the next level with a professional touch in a matter of minutes.

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 convert those images into movie clips. Now go to frame 80 and add all frames. Get back to the first layer and create a shape that is the your mask. Now go to frame 40, select key layer and add free transform tool. Now, mask t...

Prev Page