Hot Adobe Flash How-Tos

How To: Make Wii games in Flash

Aspiring to be a game maker? You can get your start here. In this episode of the "All Things Adobe" hosted by the Chad and Todd podcast, co-host Todd Perkins tells you how to make Wii games in Flash! In this tutorial, you'll also learn how to play those games on your Wii after they're made.

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: 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 luminescent.

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: Build a scrolling thumbnails based gallery in Flash

Need to insert a scrollable gallery of thumbnails into your website or web project? You've come to the right place. In this tutorial, learn how to build a scrolling thumbnails video and take it to the next level by building a fully functional gallery with a bonus randomizer button. Learn about using variables and rounding numbers and navigating time lines within a flash movie with actionscript.

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: Create a ghost effect using Flash CS4

If you find yourself viewing a lot of Flash content, you've probably seen a moving object or cursor that has a ghostly likeness trailing behind it. Have you ever wanted to create that effect yourself? Now you can, quickly and easily. This video will teach you how to create a ghost effect without having to create a bunch of separate movie files.

How To: Dynamically load website content with AS2 in Flash

Needing to load website content with AS2 into Flash? You've come to the right place. In the following video, learn how to load text from a text file sitting on a web server and display it in Flash using dynamic text and Actionscript 2.0. Also taught? How to load a jpg, gif, png, and/or swf file using Actionscript 2.0. All files loaded into the flash movie within this video will be loaded from an external web server.

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: 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 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 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: Create an animation using a motion guide in Flash

This tutorial video, from tasktutorial demonstrates how to create animation using the motion guide function in Flash. You will learn how to create an object, in this case, a ball, and create an animation that makes it appear to bounce. The guide shows you, how to add a motion guide by selecting a key frame and drawing it in. Then you will learn how to snap the object to your guide line, and add motion to it by selecting another key frame between the first and last frames, and snapping the obj...

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: Create a writing effect in Flash

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 you can see in the video. Now press the F6 button, it will create a keyframe, select

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: 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: 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.

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