Hot Adobe Flash How-Tos

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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 rain in Flash CS3

In this Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial you will learn how to create rain. Chris Georgenes shows you how to create animated rain drops in Flash CS3. He also shows you how to create puddles and put everything together for one cool rainy watery effect in Flash. Create rain in Flash CS3.

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 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: 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, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash.

How To: Create twinkling star animations in Adobe Flash CS5

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 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 simple text animaton in Flash

This is a video tutorial showing you how to make animated letters in the program Macromedia Flash. It shows you how to open up a text box and then separate the letters and add them into an animation sequence. Then it shows you how to set up the animation by setting the letters in different places in the time-line. The outcome is that your letters become animated into a word. This video is helpful for people who want to use animated letters in flash.

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: Create a gradient image animation in Flash

Now you can easily animate gradient image using Flash. For this you need to open flash, and then import an image which you want to work with. Create a new layer. Draw a rectangular. Go to color option and choose liner. You have to keep alpha in one side of gradient. Ad few key frames and use motion tween. Now go to your picture. You also make the same key frames of that. So it will be regular. After watching this tutorial you will be able to make nice gradient animation using Flash.

How To: Create an animated banner in Flash 8

In need of an eye-catching banner? In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to create an animated Flash banner. Learn how to export your work as a flash file and an animated gif file. 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. Create an animated banner in Flash 8.

How To: Make an animated GIF from a video clip

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an animated GIF from a video clip. First, open up your video clip on your computer. Next, open up MediaCoder onto your desktop and convert your video into an AVI file. After this is done loading, open up GIMP software, then click on options, and then extract video. Now, change the preferences and click enter. After this, you will load your video clip, which will take up to 10 minutes. Next, choose playback and then click and change the frame speed to pic...

How To: Use Macromedia Flash 8

This how to video shows you how to use the program Macromedia Flash 8. First, open the program and click Flash Document. Next, select show frame in the drop down menu. Next, right click and select insert layer. Select the pen tool and choose a size. Next, select a color and then draw a picture. Click the other layer and zoom in. Click the onion skin. Continue to draw and then press F7. Keep on doing this for each new animation. Click control and test the movie. Go to file and save the file. Y...

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: Add and import images in Flash 8

Do you already have an image file that you want to include in your Flash project?. In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to add and import it into Flash. Yes, it's much easier than you think! 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. Add and import images in Flash 8.

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 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 the button and go to Window - ActionScript. Copy the text from the video to make the buttons scroll the text. You can test the movie by going to Control and then Test Movie. This will bring up a new window and you can see ...

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