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Learn Flash CS4 animation: Classic Tween

April 13th, 2010 20 Comments

With this easy tutorial, I will show you how to make classic tweens in Flash CS4. You are going to learn: What are Movie Clip symbols and how to make them What is the timeline How to make keyframes How to make your Movie Clip move, change size and more


Learn Flash CS4 animation: Shape Tween

March 23rd, 2010 15 Comments

With this tutorial, I am switching to Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3.0. This lesson will be the first of many in which you will learn how to make animations in Flash CS4. You will see what are shape tweens, motion tweens and classic tweens, with many applications and variations of these basic animation techniques. If […]


Flash CS3 animation basics: Motion guide

January 15th, 2009 58 Comments

With this simple and straightforward tutorial, you will learn one very handy animation technique: how to use a motion guide to make an object follow a certain path. I’ll show you: How to create a motion guide (inside a guide layer), How to make a movieclip follow the motion guide you made, How to make […]


Flash CS3 animation basics: Animating effects

December 9th, 2008 35 Comments

In this easy lesson, you will see how to animate effects in Flash. You’ll learn how to animate a filter and create a glowing effect and more along the way. Take a peek at what you are going to learn to create below:


Flash CS3 animation basics: Shape tween

November 21st, 2008 34 Comments

After learning how to make a motion tween in Flash CS3, it’s time to see how a shape tween is made.You will see and learn: How to animate a drawn line, How to animate a shape and morph it into something different, You will also learn some really simple drawing and shape manipulation techniques along […]


Flash CS3 animation basics: Motion tween

November 7th, 2008 74 Comments

This lesson will be the first in a series where all the animation techniques in Flash CS3 will be explained in detail. Motion tween animation is one of the most widely used in Flash, so it makes sense to begin with it. You are going to learn: How to draw a basketball using the great […]

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How to make a stylish bouncing logo animation

October 12th, 2008 17 Comments

In this lesson you will learn how to create a cool logo, that will “land” on the scene by bouncing off it. You will also see: How to make outlined text in Flash, How to fill all the letters of your logo with the same color gradient fill easily, How to add a drop shadow […]

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Making a movie clip chase another movie clip by using a motion guide

October 12th, 2008 15 Comments

With this lesson, you are going to learn how to make a motion guide that two movie clips will follow, one after another. This is one of the basic animation techniques in Flash. The example below shows the final result you’ll achieve at the end of this animation lesson.


Designing a Pac-Man with frame-by-frame and motion tween animation

October 12th, 2008 61 Comments

In this tutorial, you will use the basic animation techniques in Flash to create a moving pac-man! There is no better way of learning a technique than by working on a real-world example. You can see the nice animation below – you’ll learn the necessary techniques to create it in this easy lesson.

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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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