Hot Adobe Flash How-Tos

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: Draw a flower pot in Flash

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn to use Flash as a drawing tool, while making several pseudo-3D shapes, including a flower pot. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Paint Bucket Tool, and Free Transform Tool. Draw a flower pot in Flash.

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 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: 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: Use masks in Flash CS3

This software tutorial shows you how to use masks in Flash CS3. Colin Smith explains what masks are and shows you how to open up creative possibilities by leveraging their power. Animate an image inside text and create a funky border with masks in Flash CS3. Use masks in Flash CS3.

How To: Use the Behaviors panel in Adobe Flash

Need a little bit of help figuring out how to use the Behaviors panel in Adobe Flash? This clip will show you what you need to know. 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: Make a basic ball animation in Adobe Flash CS4

Want to create simple animations in Adobe Flash CS4? Follow the bouncing ball. 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 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: 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: Work with text in Flash

In this Adobe Flash CS3 Professional video the instructor shows how to work with text. This video shows how to work with text in flash and various other tips. First open your flash and create the text. Now format the text using the formatting option and by setting the proper font, color etc. Now convert your text fields to symbols by right clicking them and choosing the required option. You can also mask them to create animated text. Use different layers in your video, one for actions and the...

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 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: Change/convert a pivot animation into an AVI video

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to change/convert a pivot animation into an AVI video format. Begin by loading the animation in the Pivot program. Now click on File and select the Save as type to Animated gif. Nam the file and click on Save. Then open Windows Movie Maker and add the pivot animation into the time line. click on Publish Movie and select This Computer. Name the file and select the save location. Click on More Settings and select DV-AVI (PAL) and click on Publish. This ...

How To: Slide an object from left to right in Flash

This video is about sliding an object from left to right in Flash. We will be creating a simple, core animation in Flash. First, let's import an image to our scene. Place it here. Now, let's convert our image into a movie clip. Change the frames per second value. Now, go to the frame and enter the key frame. Bring the image here. Let's rotate our image a little bit using the free transform tool. That will give more dynamic animation. Go to frame 30 and hit F6. Now, we need to add motion. Chan...

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: Work with text in Flash CS3 Professional

This video shows you how to work with the Text tool, and how to style text using the Property Inspector in Flash CS3 Professional. You learn about the difference between dynamic, input, and static text fields. This tutorial also covers device fonts, and explains the benefits of embedded and non-embedded fonts. Work with text in Flash CS3 Professional.

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: 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: 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 motion tween fades within Adobe Flash CS3

See how to create simple motion tween fades when working in Adobe Flash CS3. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash CS3, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

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: 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 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 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.

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