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How to make a shiny rollover effect for a movie clip that will function as a button

October 14th, 2008 20 Comments

In this easy tutorial made for Flash MX, Flash MX 2004 or Flash 8, you will learn to create a shiny animated effect which will appear once a user rolls his mouse over a button. Many visitors to my site have asked me to explain how to make this kind of effect once they have […]

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Designing multicolored bar buttons with transparency, shadow and gradient effects

October 14th, 2008 5 Comments

Before starting, please note that this is a tutorial made for Flash 8 Professional. Some effects, like drop shadow and other blending fx, are not available in previous versions of Flash. While making this button, you will learn to: Make a nice colored gradient effect, Create a button label with some modifications, Apply a drop […]

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Attaching sounds to buttons dynamically with ActionScript

October 12th, 2008 12 Comments

Add sounds to your interface via ActionScript, thus avoiding the need to put them manually in each button. Click on the button below to hear the sound attached dynamically.

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Adding sound to your buttons

October 12th, 2008 7 Comments

Make your users’ experience even more engaging by adding sounds to your interface. You’ll see, this is really easy to do. For starters, click on the buttons below to hear what I mean.


Creating aqua style buttons

October 8th, 2008 13 Comments

Ever wanted to make those shiny, nice looking aqua buttons? Yes, but in Flash? You can make them in Photoshop or Fireworks. But creating them directly in Flash makes your file size a lot smaller (the SWF file below this text has only 2 KB!), enables you to change the color of a button more […]

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