In this clip, you'll learn how to create and apply a muzzle flash effect in Sony Vegas Pro for simulated gun fights and shootouts. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a fe ...more
Flash Laser Effect
In this photo editing software tutorial you will learn how to use the tools in Photoshop CS3 to create a realistic gun muzzle flash. You will learn how to use outer glows to create basic muzzle flashes in Photoshop. This tutorial is best viewed at full screen.
Make it look like your camera is shaking and add in a flashing, color-changing light (great for music videos!). You can create this effect (without losing any video quality) using the software program Premiere Pro using this easy technique and by altering some of the color fil ...more
This Adobe software tutorial shows you how to create falling snow in Flash with the help of some animation in After Effects. See how to use CS3 integration to create falling snow over an image of cedar trees. Use After Effects to create the falling snow, then export the effect ...more
If you're a fan of "Avatar" - the animated Nickelodeon series, not the M. Night Shayamalan epic fail of the movie - or any sort of supernatural action series, then you've probably witnessed the awesome flash of lightning effect before. Whether emanating from the hands of a sup ...more
In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create the coveted Film Flash transition in After Effects, without the use of any 3rd-party plug-ins. Create the Film Flash transition in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
Want to add a clickable button to your website, but want something a little more exciting than just the ordinary picture or text button? If you have Adobe Flash and After Effects CS4, then you can design yourself a really cool, electrified button with your logo on it. Click he ...more
In this After Effects you'll learn how to make a muzzle flash. If you want, you can do his other tutorial to follow through with the mirror smashing, but it's not necessary.
Chad Perkins shows how to use the Bezier pen tool in Photoshop, Flash, and After Effects. Perkins attempts to shed light on how the tool can be used and dispels certain misconceptions about the pen tool. The pen tool allows users to create various types of paths, either open o ...more
Here is another useful tutorial on how to add muzzle flashes and sound effects to your gun shot video in After Effects.
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern will show you how to create a fiery iris animation which has laser beams shooting from a girls eyes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in ...more
Going for a Predator outfit for Halloween or as a cameo in your film, you want to try to get as close to the real thing as possible. In this video you will learn how to perfectly align LED lights to create the targeting lights that the predator uses for its canon with a quick ...more
See how to create an iPhone-style slide-to-open effect in Adobe Flash CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of the a ...more
In this Flash video tutorial you learn how to add a metallic glint effect to text in Flash CS3.
The 3D page flip is one of the coolest and most underutilized effects that you can put on your website using Flash CS4. You may also know it from the iPod interface. This video will teach you how to create the effect yourself with Flash and Actionscript 3, giving your websites ...more
If you find yourself viewing a lot of Flash content, you've probably seen a moving object or cursor that has a ghostly likeness trailing behind it. Have you ever wanted to create that effect yourself? Now you can, quickly and easily. This video will teach you how to create a g ...more
If you'd like to create a cool presentation with Flash, check out this video and the Flash plug-in flipdoo. Flipdoo allows you to build stunning flash flip books for both online and offline use in minutes. You don't need any additional software. Import your PDFs, configure boo ...more
First type your word and set the font. Now select the word and break it apart by pressing the ctrl+B twice. Now select the erasing tool and erase the letters in reverse order like when you write that word, you write it in a order but you need to erase it just reversal of it as ...more
Another cool Flash effect is glowing text. In this tutorial, learn how to make your text glow in Flash. This video will take you step by step through this surprisingly easy process. Soon you will be on your way to making your website stand out above the rest with text that is ...more
Ever wanted to create a cool appearing text effect in Adobe Flash? This video tutorial will show you how to use Flash to create a text effect that can be used as a website introduction or in other forms of web media. This step-by-step video will have you creating cool Flash ef ...more
In this video by Task Tutorial we learn how to create a simple text effect in Flash. The first step is to create the text you want to use. Then use CTRL-B to break apart and distribute to layers. Now, convert your letters into movie clips using the menu options. Then add key f ...more
This is a detailed video on creating your own animated pixel transition effect between two images. The example uses both Flash and Illustrator. You'll use masking to create animations. Create an animated pixel transition effect in Flash. Click through to watch this video on vt ...more
Sunbursts are very cool looking, both psychedelic and evocative of the Japanese cultural elements that are so popular in modern America. This video will teach you how to create your own sunburst effect using Flash CS3, which you can then use in your Flash website, game, or mov ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to get creative with Flash animations. The video is titled rotoscope in Flash but actually is not a rotoscoping technique. Instead, you learn how to convert an animation sequence of images to bitmap images and create a cool artistic effect ...more
The typewriter effect is a popular text effect for games and movies that makes text appear letter-by-letter on the screen as if it is being typed as your watch. It's cumbersome for actual reading, but looks cool and old-school. This video will teach you how to create this effe ...more
Here’s a technique for creating smoke in Flash using the lighten blending mode and motion editor. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more
This tutorial will work with any version of Adobe Flash from CS3 to CS5, and shows you how to create an awesome, creepy lightning flash effect that will briefly and clearly illuminate everything else on your screen - like a shambling zombie!
Learn how to get the cool glow effect on your sprites for your flash movies.
To control more complex or improbable shape changes in Macromedia Flash, you can use shape hints. Shape hints identify points that should correspond in starting and ending shapes. This video tutorial teaches you how to use shape hints to make a cool 3D effect.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic water rippling effect on a static image using masking in Flash. Video: .
For 2019, Sony is trying to shake its failures of the past and start fresh. Following the unsuccessful Xperia XZ series, Sony is changing the name of their flagship to a single number: Xperia 1. With the name change comes a few upgrades, one of which is its new look. Secondly, ...more
Once again, LG is mixing up its launch. Instead of the announcing the latest entry in G series later in the year, the LG G8 ThinQ was announced at Mobile World Congress 2019, shortly after Samsung's Galaxy S10 event. And instead of trying to match what other OEMs are doing, LG ...more
In this jam-packed October, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has flown under the radar in the US. Due to Huawei's lack of presence in the States, many are unfamiliar with the second largest OEM in the world. Huawei has continuously put out amazing mobile devices, and this year they rele ...more
New Year's Eve. It will be one hell of a chaotic night. Trust me. The overcrowded streets. Long lines for the urinal. Maxing out your credit card on that shot of Cuervo. You'll be lucky to make it out alive. If you do manage to stave off alcohol poisoning and survive the asc ...more
Tom Green shows how to easily take an effect created in After Effects and bring it over Flash using the XML format. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator ...more
The evil monkey from my closet is back! Don't worry, that's just a picture of him that will rotate to point at your mouse cursor wherever it is. This video will teach you how to create this 3D rotational effect using Actionscript 3 and Flash CS4 or above. This effect will all ...more
A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cool movie text effect in Flash. Start by creating the text; type in "cool", rename the layer and lock it. Now type "movie" and rename the layer. Type in "effect" and rename this layer as well. Now focus on the f ...more
Code your Flash-based website so that your content can remain the same, no matter if visitors are viewing your site on a computer screen, smartphone display or even a high-definition TV. This tutorial shows how you can code your fluid website to achieve the true fit effect. Pa ...more
This Flash video tutorial looks at the basics of making buttons in Flash CS3. It covers the various states of buttons, and how to make a working rollover effect.
Create a 3-D room using Flash Catalyst. This tutorial shows you how to get a 3-D effect using several different planes to look like walls, floors and ceilings. All the techniques you'll need to know are demonstrated in this easy to follow step by step tutorial. Part 1 of 3 - H ...more
Learn how to create this mystery text effect by animating layer styles on a text layer in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, ...more
Using After Effects’ Shatter Effect to simulate a baseball going through a glass pane. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acroba ...more
In this two-part tutorial, Tom Green opens up a picture of the Swiss Alps, re-sizes the image in Fireworks, and creates a rain simulation in After Effects. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using this fun effect in your own ...more
Layers Tip of the Day writer, Jeff Witchel shows off a headline effect created using InDesign. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop ...more
Corey Barker demonstrates a technique for animating text using the stroke effect in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more
This tutorial is based on an advertisement that uses patterns and shapes to create a unique design effect. Corey recreates the effect using Adobe Illustrator. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes al ...more
In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader, Eran Stern demonstrates using paint strokes brushes to automatically morph between path shapes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in broadcasting, motion graphic ...more
In this episode, Chief Engineer Eran Stern works furiously to get his Starship's transporters back on-line to rescue a fellow crew member trapped on a hostile planet. But time is running out. Will Eran be able to build the transporter in After Effects in time? Creative Cow is ...more
In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to use the Pixel Bender Toolkit to create a recursive image set in Adobe After Effects CS4. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in ...more
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Grant Swanson demonstrates a quick, easy and very high quality bleach bypass effect right inside of After Effects. Understand what the term refers to and how to simulate it in the digital intermediate process or on digit ...more
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern will show you how to create a simple morph effect using time remapping and pixel motion. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in broadcastin ...more
Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about laser guns. Adam explains how to build a laser gun prop ...more
Have you wondered how to make some cool super hero effects on your Adobe After Effects? Well in this tutorial ajones8126 shows you how you can do the Laser, clone, and disintegrate effect. All you will need is Adobe After Effects and to download laser which can be found on thi ...more
A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create searchlights, crystal balls, spring patterns, ...more
This software tutorial will show you how to work with motion guides in Flash. This lesson is great for beginning Flash users since it covers some of the basic tools in Flash, effect modes and keyframes. Learn how to use the motion guide to make a car follow a path in Flash CS3.
This After Effects tutorial shows you how to make a head explosion effect in the first part. The second part of the head explosion tutorial will show you how to make a muzzle flash effect for the weapon used to blow off your head. If you want to learn some serious ways to crea ...more
In this Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial you will learn how to create rain. Chris Georgenes shows you how to create animated rain drops in Flash CS3. He also shows you how to create puddles and put everything together for one cool rainy watery effect in Flash. Create rain in Flash CS3 ...more
Creating Flash animation is one of the most popular ways for beginning digital animators to cut their teeth. This video will teach you how to animate one fairly basic effect in Flash CS4, making text write itself out using a mask layer. For Flash beginners, this is a great way ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a freeze-frame effect in Adobe Final Cut Pro. Begin by placing the time line indicator to where you would like to place your freeze-frame. Press Shift and N to create the freeze-frame. The default user preference is 10 second ...more