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How to make a menu with gel buttons encased in metal

October 26th, 2008 5 Comments

In this easy lesson made for Flash 8 professional I will explain to you how to create a cool website menu, with gel buttons, that are encased (inset) in a metal background. You will, among other things, learn the following Flash techniques: How to use the linear gradient fill option to create a realistic metal […]

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Applying the blur filter to buttons via ActionScript

October 23rd, 2008 16 Comments

In one of my previous tutorials, I have explained how to make a cool sharp/blur effect by applying filters to symbols on the stage and making transitions via motion tweens. This time, I will show you how to apply the blur filter to objects in Flash through some simple ActionScript code. You will learn the […]

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How to make pixel buttons in Flash

October 22nd, 2008 3 Comments

In this detailed lesson for Flash 8 professional I will show you how to create one of this nifty, sharp-looking pixel buttons. You will use exclusively the design tools and effects available in Flash 8 professional to create the pixel button. You will learn the following Flash techniques: How to use the Rectangle tool to […]

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Creating animated buttons with retro gaming look

October 13th, 2008 1 Comment

In this tutorial you will learn how to create buttons that show an animation when you roll your mouse over them. The animations inside the buttons will be frame by frame animations, standard motion tween and guided motion tween animations. On top of that, you will see how to design the buttons so that they […]

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