Welcome to part 7 of this epic 60-part video series on how to make your own website using Flash CS4 from scratch, no experience necessary! This section details how to use actionscripts and other techniques to make your websites more interactive and appealing to potential traff ...more
How to Make a Website in Flash Cs4
Making your own website from scratch is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways that you can take advantage of the internet. This mammoth 60-part video series walks you through the process of doing just that in Adobe Flash CS4. This is chapter 3 of that series, and cove ...more
Creating a website from scratch is one of the most productive and most challenging things that you can do on a computer, whether the site promotes your own services and interests or you're being paid to make it for someone else. This nine-part video will walk you through the e ...more
This series of video is part 6 of this epic 60-part video series on how to make a website from scratch using Flash CS4. This section covers how to construct motion tweens effectively and use symbols to create more complex animations. Watch the first chapter here and the next, ...more
Add a background .mp3 file to play music when visitors come to your website. You can also build buttons to allow users to pause, mute or play the file while they're on your website. This tutorial shows you how to build this system using Action Script 3 and Adobe Flash CS4.
Creating a website using Flash CS4 is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways that you can utilize the internet. This video is chapter 5 of a comprehensive series of videos on designing your own website from scratch using Flash CS4. This chapter covers creating and usin ...more
Does your website feel a little bland? Do you want to give your viewers the impression of traveling from the world they know into another? Well now you can. This video will show you how to create a cool 3D door-opening effect that reveals a photo on your website using Flash CS ...more
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
XML video players are the most efficient and accessible type of video player that you can put on your website from both a user and a web designer standpoint. This video will teach you how to create one and put it on your website using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. After your d ...more
Almost every website on the web has buttons that enable users to interact with it. They are easy to make, but making them interesting and reactive to user's activities is more of a challenge. This video demonstrates how to create animated rollover buttons in Adobe Flash CS4 qu ...more
Flash is the programming language of choice for most really snazzy websites these days. It can be a bit intimidating though. This video demonstrates how to do one common task, making a slideshow, in this powerful language, specifically Adobe Flash CS4. Zest up that website.
Adobe Flash CS4 is a powerful, but intimidating program for creating awesome, dynamic websites. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a slideshow in the newest version of Flash and the Slideshow Pro plugin, which is readily available for free download. These step-by-ste ...more
Using Flash CS4 to make websites is a great way to make them dynamic and interesting, it can also be a daunting challenge to both new and experienced web designers. This quick video demonstrates how to create a cursive font with mask typography that resembles real cursive hand ...more
Adobe apparently did not plan for it's AIR protocol to lead to people turning their websites into programs, but it turns out that it is fairly easy to do. This video tutorial explains in great detail how to create an AIR application using Flash CS4. Topics include how to creat ...more
The Text Area Component is a tool available to website developers who are using Adobe Flash CS4 to build their website, and it designates a specific area of your field as text-based. You can also set up these fields as either editable or non-editable.
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
Creating cool animations is the bread and butter of Flash. This video will help you get started making them yourself for your website, video game, or movie. It explains how to animate objects, making them move around however you wish and form the basis of your animation. No so ...more
Add lists to your Flash-based website, game or other project. This tutorial shows you how to use Action Script 3 and Adobe Flash CS4 to create custom lists with interactivity features, like music playlists, and incorporate them into your project.
Radio buttons let you build quizzes, surveys and polls which you can incorporate into your website, game, animation or other Flash-based project. Follow this short tutorial, which explains how to code radio buttons and then customize their appearance in Adobe Flash CS4.
This tutorial starts by demonstrating how to take an .xml file and incorporate it into your Flash file. This will allow you to further manipulate the data in the .xml file, and allow greater functionality within your own Flash-based website.
Flash CS4 is an incredibly powerful tool for creating all sorts of animated content like games, movies, and websites. This series of videos is meant as a introduction to some of the many tools available to the Flash CS4 user. It moves slowly, is very easy-to-follow, and after ...more
Add to the functionality and user interactivity of your website or other project constructed in Adobe Flash CS4 by incorporating the Label component. By using this component and Action Script 3, you can allow visitors or users to interact with graphics and images on your website.
The ComboBox component in Adobe Flash CS4 allows you to create drop-down menus, which you can incorporate into your own website in any number of dynamic ways, especially for those running their own e-store. This tutorial shows you how to set up your own ComboBox and add it to ...more
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
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is one of the most powerful tools for creating websites today. This video teaches you how to center your swl file on your website using an xhtml workaround and css. It will look much more professional as a result, since it won't be out of alignment when v ...more
First of all open adobe Firework CS3/CS4. Open the 'file', then 'new' and set a banner with 'width' as 900, 'height' as 100 and ‘resolution’ set as 72. It shall open a banner for you on the screen. Now from the side bar underneath the vector, select the 'ellipse tool' and then ...more
This tutorial is for anyone who wants to create their own Flash-based website, even those with little to no coding experience. You're shown how to incorporate animations, loader bars, and other interactive content into your website; as well as how to manage it all from the adm ...more
Creating a game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3 is a great way to start the gamemaking career you've always dreamed of. If you want a game company to hire you, it will really help if you have at least one simple, creative game in your portfolio. If you want help with this u ...more
The new motion editor in Flash CS4 is a welcome addition to the Flash toolkit and it has some new options to speed up motion tweening. However, there are still some techniques that will require users to employ the classic tween. David Stiller goes over one of those techniques ...more
In this Adobe CS4 project tutorial, designer David Stiller works with the new Flash CS4 motion editor and its easing functions to adjust the speed of movement in a simple animation. The easing graphs allow for adjustments to motion speed to be made visually. See how to use the ...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
Back in the analog days, slideshows were considered a boring aside reserved for family get-togethers and corporate events. On the web, where they can be viewed at the viewers own pace and from their own comfy chair, slideshows (or picture galleries) are enjoying a renaissance. ...more
Flash CS4’s new inverse kinematics tools allow users to create and arrange symbols in a collection called an Armature. These armatures contain bones that have relationships with other elements which can be animated. Users can create and control their own dancing puppet. You co ...more
Making a Flash animation character walk one step is pretty easy. Making them walk the same way over and over using a walk cycle is more challenging. This video will teach you how to animate a walk cycle in Flash CS4 or CS5, making use of the Bone Tool that was a big new additi ...more
Creating animation in Flash CS4 is the most fundamental thing that you can do using this powerful software. It is also quite confusing to the uninitiated. This video will introduce you to the basics of creating animations in Flash by demonstrating the construction of a small f ...more
This trick from Flash designer David Stiller will help users organize 3D assets in Flash CS4. In this project, David demonstrates how to create a clip of a rotating 3D book using movie clips and the 3D rotation tool. This is a great example of how to start using 3D space in Fl ...more
Custom classes are powerful tools in Flash CS4 that enable you to reuse sections of Actionscript 3 code more easily, greatly smoothing the software development process. This video will teach you how to create, integrate, and use custom classes in Flash CS4. Don't waste your co ...more
This video will show you how to enable text copying in a flash website. By allowing text copying you are making your site more user friendly, but also making in more vulnerable to plagiarizers. Enable text copying in a flash website. Click through to watch this video on templa ...more
Adobe Flash Creative Suite 4, or CS4, Professional software is the industry-leading authoring environment for creating engaging interactive experiences. It is ideal for interactive designers, graphic designers, and developers. But having the program isn't enough; you need to k ...more
See how to build and animate a business card in Flash. The idea is that, when the user clicks the business card, it flips over and diplays information on the back and, when it is clicked again, it flips back over and displays the front again. This clip covers how to use the Mo ...more
Creating a motion tween in Flash CS4, which is moving one image from one position to another position. 1. Open a blank document in Flash CS4. 2. Drag and drop an image onto the stage. 3. Then convert the image into a movie symbol. Make the registration point to the center. 4. ...more
Having fun experimenting with Flash CS4’s Deco Tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dr ...more
Okay, so you've started making a Flash CS4 gam. You've got a character that walks around. Where is he going to go? This video will teach you how to create Pacman-style level boundaries using Actionscript 3 and Flash CS4. This means that whenever your character walks off the e ...more
Tom Green uses the trace bitmap option in Flash CS4 to convert a photo to line art and bring it back again. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesi ...more
In this tutorial, Tom Green shows how to use 3D tools in Flash CS4 to create a 3D tour out of a group of static images. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustr ...more
See how to create dynamic drop-down menus when working 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
See how to create a trendy growing vine animation when working 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 ...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
Creating great-looking animation is what Flash CS4 was made for. This video tutorial explains how to animate vector graphics in Flash using the classic motion tween and a simple mask. It provides step-by-step, detailed instructions that should allow you to animate any image yo ...more
See how to create roll-over panels using Adobe Flash CS4 and a little bit of ActionScript 3. 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 ...more
Getting started using Adobe Flash CS4 can be a daunting task for all of the aspiring web designers and animators out there. This video will make it a little easier, especially if you have no experience at all. It offers instructions for making your first animation, assuming ab ...more
I go over the basics of the new bone tool in Adobe Flash CS4. Learn how to animate quickly with this essential character animation tool.
In this advanced level tutorial, learn how to tween with Actionscript 3.0 in Flash CS4. This video starts out slow with a simple fade-in animation and later gets more complex. Subjects covered in this tutorial include: Tween class, creating tweens, timers, timer events, tween ...more
Virtual cameras enable you to add all sorts of cool effects to your animations by making it seem like they were filmed with a camera that could move and focus. This video will show you where to acquire and how to use the vcam software plugin for Flash CS4 to create all of the ...more
Slideshow is such a dirty word. Most people immediately think of boring family reunions or 1980's corporate meetings when they hear it. That's probably why web designers prefer using the term image gallery to refer to their slideshow-like works. This video will teach you how t ...more
Making digital objects move the way you want them to is one of the greatest challenges in all of computer programming. This video will help you to manage one aspect of this problem, making a ball bounce in Flash CS4. Not only does this video show you how to do it, it does so i ...more
The new Flash CS4 includes 3D tools that allow users to rotate perspective around a movie clip. This tutorial goes over some of the basic controls. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Ma ...more
So you want to make your own video game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. We applaud your chutzpah. This video will walk you through what should probably be your first steps: importing a sprite character, making them move around in response to keyboard inputs, and making the ...more
This clip presents a brief look at some of the basics of working with Flash Video in Adobe Flash CS4. See how to convert to the FLV format, how to transform the video using, for example, the new 3d Rotate tool, and how to build a simple stop and play button setup. Whether you' ...more
In this super cool tutorial, learn how to create your very own episode of South Park using Flash CS4 and a couple of images you can download on the web. This tutorial is for any super fans who wish to spend some extra quality time with their characters, or for anyone intereste ...more