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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Import and export .flv files from Flash

If you're using Adobe Flash and are looking how to import or export a .flv file, this great how-to will walk you through all the necessary steps. This tutorial uses Flash CS3, but the information is the same for Flash CS4 an CS5 as well. As you know, Flash is a very versatile program and many, many things on the net are created with it. Knowing how to do this is essential for working with Flash and creating projects, so check it out and get exporting today.

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: 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 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 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: 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 a text on a rotating sphere in Flash

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to create a text on a rotating sphere in Flash. To do this first create a gray background in the flash tool. Now make a new layer, select the oval tool and set the color gradient to green color and select the oval shape on the gray background. Similarly create an another sphere which will act as a mask for the text. Now create a new layer and add text to layer in white. Now move to frame 20 and make a key frame with all layers. Now drag the text...

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: 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: 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 a rollover button in Flash

You can make a rollover button in Flash by following the instructions shown. You start by opening up Flash to work on your project. You then follow along and draw a shape for the actual button. Then follow the steps given to turn your shape into a button that is click-able and links to your movie clip. This is great for placing on a website instead of placing a bulky video clip on the site. If you complete the directions correctly you will have a fully working click-able button that will link...

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 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...

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