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Making an antique analog clock

October 14th, 2008 8 Comments

This tutorial shows how you the way to design and code an old-style analog clock which shows the correct time. In a previous tutorial, I showed you how to make an analog clock using ActionScript only. This time, there will be much less coding involved, and a lot more design. Below is an example of […]


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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Creating a digital alarm clock with a metal frame

October 13th, 2008 17 Comments

Create a digital alarm clock with lcd screen following this tutorial. It will be a clock which enables the user to set the alarm for a certain time and then turn it on or off. Check out the example below to see the clock. Turn the speakers on to hear the alarm. You can see […]


Creating a cool hi-tech draggable floating menu

October 13th, 2008 4 Comments

This tutorials shows you how to create a cool, hi tech looking floating menu in Flash. I will teach you here to design it to look awesome, like all those nice sites look. Before you begin, please look at the finished hi tech menu to see what you’ll be building in this lesson.

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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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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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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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