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 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 effects in no time.

How To: Create a game character that moves using Flash CS4

So you want to make your own video game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. We applaud your chutzpah. This video will walk you through what should probably be your first steps: importing a sprite character, making them move around in response to keyboard inputs, and making them animate depending on how they are moving. Once you have this established, you can move on to creating enemies to fight, environments to wander, and all the other elements that make a good game.

How To: Animate with the Deco tool in Flash CS4

Flash CS4 has a lot of powerful new tools, and if you've used previous versions of the software it can be difficult to figure out how to use the new features. This video explains how to use one of the new features, the Deco tool, to animate cool backgrounds and other parts of an animation. Make sure you're using every Flash tool you have at your disposal!

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 the shape into a movie and adds a glow filter to the object. Watch this video and learn the correct parameters to be supplied to the program to get the desired glow effect.

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 "next" and "previous" photo buttons in Flash

In order to add a Next or a Previous buttons in Photoshop, you will need to begin by selecting a photo. Double clip into MasterclipMC. Create Films Layer and make a new layer. Name it Next and previous. Create a rectangle. Use the Polystar options. Adjust the size to the appropriate size. Make a triangle. Place it in front of your rectangle. This is your arrow. Make a copy of it. Rotate one to point in the opposite direction. Name them Previous and Next. Drag them into position. Rename the bu...

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 first layer. Convert it to movie clip. Now convert the other two layers to movie clips as well. Stack the three layers on top of each other. Next add a key frame starting from frame 10. Select the "cool" layer. Re-size it...

How To: Make a stick man animation using Adobe Flash CS4

Looking to get into flash animation and not sure where to start? With this great video series you'll learn how to create a silly stick man animation that'll get your flash animation skills up and running! Go from the beginning to the end with these simple tutorials showing you exactly how to start your project and how to put on the finishing touches all in Adobe Flash CS4.

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 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 them see all of whatever you're showing them with the tools your learn in this video.

How To: Add bones to a character in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Need some help figuring out how to create bones for character rigging within Adobe Flash Professional CS5? It's simple. And this video presents a complete walkthrough of the process. Whether you're new to Adobe Flash or merely unfamiliar with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use Macromedia Flash Pro 8

If you want to use Macromedia Flash Pro 8 you should first open up the program. You should first take the brush tool and draw a stick figure person or an object so you can use the tool. Press F6 to add a few frames. You should also press the eraser and practice erasing. Erase an arm, press F6, draw in a waving arm and continue the process again. Now, watch this and press enter - your figure should wave. You can also pick up the entire figure and drag and move it so it moves when you watch it....

How To: Load text into a dynamic text field within Flash CS5

Learn how to load HTML-formatted text for an external .txt file into a dynamic text field or textarea component within Adobe Flash CS3, CS4 or CS5. 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 platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from thi...

How To: Edit images in Flash 8

Not happy with the images you have? In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to edit them. Learn how to rescale and skew images, as well as break and select images. 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. Edit images in Flash 8.

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. Next give your new button an instance name, remember this name. Now click on actions and create your actions. Start with a stop action and then put the name of the button as an action. Next name your function that you wa...

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 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: Create simple animation loops in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

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 application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own Flash-based twinkling starscapes, watch this video guide.

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 step. Once you master this animation, you will find it much easier to create more complicated ones.

How To: Dynamically load external images and SWFs in Flash

Interested in loading external images and SWF files in Flash? Learn how with help from this video. Learn how to load images and SWF files that are not actually in your Flash document dynamically using Actionscript 3.0. This can be especially useful if you are creating a website or gallery with a lot of content as it gives your website user control over what actually gets loaded. Learn everything you need to know about how to accomplish this in this free Flash tutorial.

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: 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: 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 column of icons, one has to choose the button icon, and then select which shape and color of the button one would prefer. The text is then typed in the text box selected over the button, and converted into a symbol by pres...

How To: Use timeline effects in Flash

This beginners Flash CS3 software tutorial shows you how to work with timeline effects. The Flash tutorial will cover user of the timeline, Flash layouts and keyframing. If you are new to Flash CS3, watch and learn how to use timeline effects and create some simple animation motions.

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