Light Effect in Flash

How To : Create a lightning storm effect in Adobe Flash

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!

How To : Create a flashing lightning effect in Apple iMovie

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

How To : Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects

Andrew Cramer shows you how to simulate light in your After Effects scenes. The effect shown is good for any time you have a flash of light shown like lightning or clashing light sabers. Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on crea ...more

How To : Add a muzzle flash effect in Sony Vegas Pro

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

How To : Add a muzzle flash effect to a gun in Photoshop CS3

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.

How To : Create a light box effect for your advertising campaign

Light boxing is a pervasive technique in advertising, used to draw attention to the featured product. You can replicate this effect in Adobe Photoshop. Starting from a blank document, this tutorial walks you through the process of creating your own light box effect.

How To : Create a 3D page flip effect using Flash CS4

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

How To : Create a ghost effect using Flash CS4

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

How To : Create a page turning effect in Flash

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

How To : Create a writing effect in Flash

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

How To : Create a glow text effect in Flash

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

How To : Create a cool appearing text effect in Flash

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

How To : Create a simple text effect in Flash

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

How To : Photograph moving cars to get a light beam effect

In this instructional video hosted by Click Here Photography, learn how to photograph moving vehicles, trucks, or cars at night to capture a light beam effect. Equipment, how to set-up, and additional props are gone over. Although this effect takes some time to set-up, it is a ...more

How To : Create a sunburst effect in Flash CS3

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

How To : Create a cool bitmap animation effect in Flash

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

How To : Create a typewriter effect using Flash CS4

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

How To : Create a light saber effect in Sony Vegas Pro

Even with so many awesome real life weapons out there that wreak jaw-dropping damage and explosions, boys and men everywhere still grovel at the feet of lightsabers, that mystal (and unfortunately made up) weapon touted by Jedi in the "Star Wars" movies. If you've never outgr ...more

How To : Create a smoke effect in Adobe Flash

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

How To : Use a Vivitar flash for a kicker light outdoors

This video instructs the watcher on how to use the flash of a Vivitar to add light to photos taken outside if a little extra light is needed. Turn the camera on AV mode, choose an ISO setting like 100 or 200, then take a reading, either off the sky or an object. Then use the V ...more

How To : Gel your flash to blend it with ambient light

In this tutorial, we learn how to gel your flash to blend it with ambient light. First, you will need to be indoors with lights on and grab your camera. Make sure you have a separate flash on the camera, then take an amber colored film strip and place it over the flash. Next h ...more

How To : Create 3D effect using shape hints in Macromedia Flash

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.

How To : Use "foofing" when shooting flash photography

This video is about the concept of "foofing" when shooting flash photography. For this, you need a camera with a flash that can be directionally adjusted. The process involves simply pointing the flash at either a wall or the ceiling, to avoid having the light from the flash s ...more

How To : Do night photography with your kids

In this video, we learn how to do night photography with your kids. Glow sticks. flash lights, and ghost images are great for night time! First, put your camera in the manual mode and then learn how to set the shutter once you're in manual mode. Put the pop up flash on your ca ...more

How To : Create a chrome logo in Adobe After Effects CS4

Using After Effects 3D layers and light sweep effect to create this text that moves in 3D space. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photosh ...more

How To : Use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. Repeat mode gives a flashing strobe effect with which you can take multiple shots in one single long exposure. In Nikon SB-800, switch on the flash and select the R ...more

How To : This Hack Turns Any Phone into Black Light

Black lights come in all shapes and sizes, and are useful in a variety of ways—they can help you spot fake currency, urine stains, interesting rocks, deadly scorpions, or even just some cool fluorescent artwork. Most black lights work using a filter or coating over the bulb t ...more

The Sun King : Using Your First Off-Camera Light

Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more

News : 10 iPhone and Android Apps for Taking Self-Portraits

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

News : 10 Photography Tips for Mastering Your Camera Phone

If you're always taking blurry and underexposed pics with your mobile device, try using some of the tips below to turn your phone into a valuable photography asset. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or even a first-gen camera phone... you can still t ...more

HoloLens Dev 101 : The Unity Editor Basics

With any continuously active software, it can start to become fairly complex after a few years of updates. New features and revisions both get layered into a thick mesh of menu systems and controls that even pro users can get bewildered by. If you are new to a certain applicat ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

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