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Creating a preloader for your Flash site using the image of a bottle and a rectangular mask

October 16th, 2008 54 Comments

In this detailed tutorial made for Flash 8, you will see how easy it is to create a preloading system that is gradually displaying an image as your site loads. I will show you the following: How to import an image into Flash, How to create a rectangular movie clip and turn it into a […]

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How to easily make a draggable mask with ActionScript

October 15th, 2008 16 Comments

In this really easy tutorial, I will show you how to set up a mask via ActionScript and make it draggable. Click on the rectangle in the Flash example below and drag it around to see what you’ll learn to create.

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Making a sliding image mask

October 14th, 2008 15 Comments

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a slick sliding effect that reveals an image while covering another one. As is shown in the example below, this slideover is done with easing. Move your mouse over the movie and see how the imaginary line between the two images is slowing down as […]

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Giant scrolling text banner creation

October 12th, 2008 16 Comments

You will see in this tutorial how simple, yet effective putting a giant scrolling text in a banner is. It is even more effective and eye-catching when the text is a mask showing an image behind it! See the effect for yourself: Looks nice, huh? You will be making a slightly different banner – I […]

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