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Understanding how the coordinate system in Flash works

October 24th, 2008 20 Comments

In this easy Flash lesson I will show you how to use the coordinate system in Flash. You will learn the following: The directions in the Flash coordinate system, The difference between the way the coordinate system works in the Flash authoring environment and the way it is used by ActionScript, The main coordinate system […]

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How to use the UIScrollBar component in Flash

October 11th, 2008 71 Comments

In this easy and detailed Flash lesson, I will show you how to use the scrollbar component that it is ready-made for use in Flash. This can save you a lot of coding — why create a scrollbar from scratch when you have one at your disposal? You will learn the following: How to set […]

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Creating a big glossy logo

October 11th, 2008 14 Comments

In this detailed lesson, you will see how easy and quick you can make a great-looking glossy logo in Flash, using its design tools. This logo can in turn be used in a header or as a part of your overall Flash website design. You will learn the following techniques and tricks: How to create […]

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How to make a clean vector country map from a bitmap image

October 11th, 2008 14 Comments

In this basic-level tutorial, I will show you how to make a vector geographical map in Flash. The map that you are going to draw in Flash will be based on a bitmap image. Below you can see the final result that you are going to achieve by following this tutorial. It looks like an […]

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How to make a planet animation in Flash with a circular motion guide

October 11th, 2008 40 Comments

In this entry-level Flash tutorial, I will show you how to create and animate a planet that is revolving around the Sun. You will learn how to: Import different image formats into Flash and turn them into Movie clip symbols, Create a guided motion tween animation, Make the guide visible – so that your site […]

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Learning to use the blending filters in Flash 8 pro by making a glassy orb inside a metal ring

October 11th, 2008 12 Comments

Have you seen the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, if you haven’t, you should consider viewing it. It’s a great piece of art. Also, there’s an interesting character in this film: the AI computer HAL 9000. And it has a cool-looking eye. You’ll learn to make a similar graphic by using […]

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Publishing your movie — the difference between a .fla and a .swf file

October 11th, 2008 5 Comments

You’ve made your flash site, banner, or just an element of your site made in flash. Now what? How to integrate it into your pages? Follow this tutorial and you shall learn how. FLA — the source While working on a document, when you save it, you save it as a FLA file. This is […]

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Using the Align panel

October 11th, 2008 2 Comments

The Align panel is very useful for quickly setting up a row or column of parallel objects, putting the same amount of space between objects and drawings and aligning them. 1 Open a new Flash document. Draw an object on stage, which will serve to show the possibilities of using the Align panel.


Creating Movie Clips

October 8th, 2008 10 Comments

This tutorial explains how to create a Movie Clip, what is the Library in Flash, what is an instance, how to modify a Movie Clip.

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