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How to make a 3-D logo in Flash

October 30th, 2008 13 Comments

In this easy Flash 8 Pro lesson, I will show you how to make a cool 3-D logo in a few easy steps. You will see: How to make primary vector shapes from static text field, How to apply a gradient fill to all the letters evenly, How to make create a 3-D effect with […]

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How to make an amazing button in Flash using ActionScript only

October 28th, 2008 63 Comments

In this easy ActionScript lesson I will explain to you how to create professional, clean and polished buttons. No design tools will be used in this tutorial. Just pure ActionScript code! Please note that this is a lesson made for Flash 8 pro. You will learn how to: Create new movie clips from scratch, Create […]

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How to make a polished shiny orb using the filter effects and blend modes

October 23rd, 2008 5 Comments

In this easy lesson made for Flash 8 pro, I will teach you how to make a cool shiny orb using many of the available filters and blend modes that Flash 8 pro makes available. You will learn: How to combine various effects stacked one upon another on different layers, How to use the many […]


Creating dynamic dialogue balloons in Flash

October 18th, 2008 13 Comments

In this easy lesson made for Flash MX 2004 and Flash 8, I will show you how to give custom speech bubbles to characters featured in a classical painting. Have a look at the Flash example below — roll your mouse over the women and men in the picture to get a clear idea of […]

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Making the camera focus change effect in Flash with the aid of the blending filters

October 17th, 2008 6 Comments

In this Flash 8 Pro tutorial, I will show you how simply it is to create an interactive image with camera blur/sharpen effects that appear as the user moves her mouse over it. In this easy and comprehensive lesson, you will see how to: Use the Pen tool to create a precise mask, Make invisible […]

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Making an interactive drawing sketchpad

October 16th, 2008 72 Comments

In this lesson, I will show you how to create a an interactive sketchpad on which you and your users can draw. The sketchpad features an interface which allows you to change the thickness and the color of the line. With this tutorial, you will learn: How to create simple buttons and tell them what […]

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Making an interactive country map

October 16th, 2008 52 Comments

In this lesson, I will show you have to make a very useful and widely used element: an interactive map. Whether it be a country map, like the case is here, or an anatomical map of human body, city plan, an engine schema, etc., the method applied is the same. It is very simple, as […]


Learning to create a scanning cursor that shows the mouse coordinates

October 15th, 2008 7 Comments

Ever seen this small piece of interface that can look really cool? A little crosshair-like cursor that shows the mouse coordinates in real-time? Or a similar design in sci-fi movies, like some cyborg’s targeting system, for example? You’ll see in my tutorial that it is really, really easy to make. Move your mouse over the […]

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Design a big animated promo button with scrolling text

October 15th, 2008 5 Comments

In this easy Flash 8 tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to make an attractive and effective promo button. You will learn the following design techniques during the process of making this button: How to make a nested animation – one that continually moves inside the button symbol itself, How to use […]


Creating a site that can change colors and visual appearance with a simple mouse click

October 14th, 2008 6 Comments

In this tutorial you will learn to create an interface that will enable your users to change the looks of your flash site with a simple mouse click. This makes for a more appealing and interesting site. Also, if a user has any preferences over colors used in your site, or finds it easier to […]

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