Hot Adobe Flash How-Tos

How To: Start and stop movie clips using buttons in Flash

TaskTutorial gives us an in-depth instruction on how to use Flash to create stop and play buttons. This is a great find if you are interested in creating videos with Flash program. These programs can also be downloaded for free on the website indicated on the videos page. Learn quick and easily how to use Frames and button applications on this easy to follow video.

How To: Add depth to an animation in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

This clip presents a guide to adding the final, finishing touches to an animation created within Adobe Flash Professional CS5. 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: 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: 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: Create Marvel-style logos using Flash CS3

Marvel's recent string of wildly successful films based on its wildly successful comics have ushered in a whole new era of comic book films. All of the Marvel films have a very cool Marvel logo effect during their opening credits. This video will teach you how to create the same effect for your logo at home using Flash CS3. Now your superhero movie will look much more authentic and professional.

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 application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own screensavers in Flash CS4, watch this Flash developer's guide.

How To: Stretch objects and text in Flash

In this video tutorial the author shows how to stretch objects and text in flash. To do this open the flash tool and select the radial gradient. Pressing shift key draws a shape. Go to frame 30 and create a key frame by pressing F6. Now similarly do it at frame 15. Now at frame 15 select the free transform tool and stretch the image. Now create the shape twins in the locations shown in the video. Repeat the same process for a text starting with adding some text to the scene. Finally convert i...

How To: Create falling snow in Flash CS3 and After Effects CS3

This Adobe software tutorial shows you how to create falling snow in Flash with the help of some animation in After Effects. See how to use CS3 integration to create falling snow over an image of cedar trees. Use After Effects to create the falling snow, then export the effect as a Flash video and drop it on top of the image. Experiment with blending modes to get some creative results. This is a great solution for anyone who doesn't want to have to write a ton of ActionScript to create fallin...

How To: Create and animate advanced buttons in Flash CS3

Need to create Flash buttons? You've come to the right place. In this video, learn how to make professional looking, but easy to make, buttons with no scripting. The buttons featured in this tutorial are featured all over the web and on almost every flash site. Create the buttons you need for your web project with help from this step-by-step tutorial.

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: 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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: 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: Import video into Flash CS3

Need to import your videos into Flash CS3? Look no further, this tutorial is for you. In the following video, learn how to import and compress your video files and convert them to flash video! Matters covered in this tutorial include: Importing flash video, compressing the video using presets, compressing just the video or just the audio, adding cue points and using cue points, and cropping, trimming, and resizing your video. Also learn how to use the basic skins provided by Adobe in Flash to...

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 the illusion of 3D shapes in Flash

Want to create 3D shapes in flash easily, without doing any real 3D modeling work? Watch this video and learn a few basics. An Adobe Flash tutorial video that is essentially divided into three sections. The 1st section teaches how to create a rounded filled circle with spherical effect and depth. The second part teaches the same thing with rectangular objects while the third teaches how to create a cylindrical effect using a rectangle. The obvious uses of these methods is to create your own 3...

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 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 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...

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