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How to Create a Flash CS6 Document

When you launch Flash CS6 for the first time, the first thing you want to do is create a document. The interface is pretty, but it won’t do you a bit of good without a document. You can create several [more…]

How to Create Buttons in Flash

Navigation menus need buttons. Flash gives you all the tools to create some really cool buttons. If you haven’t created Flash buttons before, consider this your baptism by fire. To create a button for [more…]

Assemble the Menu for Your Website in Flash

If you have created one button in Flash, you can duplicate the button symbol and then change the text to flesh out your menu. If you did the math right, your button is perfectly sized. When you align the [more…]

How to Add Functionality to Your Buttons in Flash

To make buttons in Flash truly functional, you need to specify the page to which the button links. To do that, you must venture into the wild and wooly world of ActionScript. Here, ActionScript 2.0 is [more…]

How to Create Your First Animation in Flash

To create your first Flash animation, you first need to know how to add a symbol to the Library. In this example, you will make an oval go from Point A to Point B. It’s not the coolest of animations, but [more…]

How to Create Previous and Next Buttons in Adobe Flash CS6

After your Timeline is under control in Adobe Flash CS6, you need to give users the ability to move back and forth between the images you’ve placed across the Timeline. [more…]

How to Create Text in Adobe Flash CS6

If you’re looking to display important information in your Adobe Flash CS6 movie or you simply want to add creative text elements to your design, the flexible Text tool in Flash CS6 can create attractive [more…]

How to Create Multicolumn and Threaded Text in Adobe Flash CS6

Like many existing Adobe applications, Flash CS6 now lets you split single text areas into multiple columns as well as thread text across several individual text boxes at once. This capability is especially [more…]

How to Create Gradients in Adobe Flash CS6

Adobe Flash CS6 has a way for you to create gradients to fill a space that you don’t want to be a solid color. Gradients are blends between two or more colors that you can use to fill any area or shape [more…]

How to Create and Modify Graphic Symbols in Adobe Flash CS6

Most common animation sequences in Adobe Flash CS6 require the use of symbols, so you should become familiar with the most basic symbol type: graphics. [more…]

How to Paint Symbols with the Spray Brush Tool in Adobe Flash CS6

Adobe Flash CS6 features a tool that enables you to get truly creative with symbols: the Spray Brush. This tool can use symbols from your library, allowing you to paint random textures. [more…]

How to Use the Deco Tool to Paint with Symbols in Adobe Flash CS6

The Deco tool in Adobe Flash CS6 features 13 distinctive modes you can use to create interesting textures, patterns, and symmetrical drawings from symbols in your library or from preset patterns. [more…]

How to Use the Deco Tool’s Symmetry Brush in Adobe Flash CS6

The Deco Tool in Adobe Flash CS6 also has a Symmetry Brush, which lets you draw cool symmetrical artwork with symbols. Follow these steps to use the Symmetry Brush: [more…]

How to Create a Motion Tween in Adobe Flash CS6

A motion tween is a type of Flash-generated animation in CS6 that requires the use of symbols and is best for creating movement, size, and rotation changes, fades, and color effects. All you need to do [more…]

How to Create a Shape Tween in Adobe Flash CS6

If your goal is to modify the shape of an object from start to finish, such as morphing a star into a circle, you should take advantage of shape tweens [more…]

How to Create Frame-by-Frame Animation in Adobe Flash CS6

If you come to Adobe Flash CS6 from a traditional animation background, you may want to create animation the old-fashioned way: frame by frame. Flash easily supports this method, but you should decide [more…]

How to Use the Zoom Transformation in Adobe Flash CS6

Some of the most common effects in Adobe Flash CS6 — such as zoom, flip, lean, and spin — are all different types of transformations, or changes to a symbol’s dimensions, rotation, or skew. You can perform [more…]

How to Create Fade-Ins and Fade-Outs in Adobe Flash CS6

Fade effects are quite popular in Adobe Flash CS6 because they can add a cinematic feel and smooth transitions between images, text, and graphics. You can see fades used in familiar media, such as photo [more…]

How to Copy and Paste Motion in Adobe Flash CS6

A new addition to Adobe Flash CS6 is its capability to copy the behavior of a motion tween that you then paste into a completely different symbol instance. This technique is handy if you need to have multiple [more…]

How to Create and Apply Motion Presets in Adobe Flash CS6

Motion Presets in Adobe Flash CS6 take to a new level the concept of reusing animation behavior, by allowing you to take a “snapshot” of an animation’s behavior and save it as a handy preset that can be [more…]

How to Create Inverse Kinematics Poses and Animation in Adobe Flash CS6

A significant feature of Adobe Flash CS6 for designers and animators is Inverse Kinematics (IK), a principle relied on in 3D and computer animation and modeling. [more…]

How to Import Photoshop and Illustrator Files to Adobe Flash CS6

Adobe Flash CS6 offers the seamless import of Photoshop and Illustrator files with the Illustrator and Photoshop Import panels. Graphics created in these applications can be imported with ease and the [more…]

How to Edit Sounds Adobe Flash CS6

Adobe Flash CS6 provides a useful way to do basic editing on placed sounds using the Edit Envelope dialog box. The Edit Envelope dialog box performs basic trims and volume effects and lets you adjust volume [more…]

How to Embed Video on the Timeline in Adobe Flash CS6

For most purposes, linking to a video file is the best way to place a video in your movie in Adobe Flash CS6. However, on occasion you’d like your video to be more integrated with the rest of your content [more…]

How to Link to a Video in Adobe Flash CS6

Linking to a video in Adobe Flash CS6 creates a dependency to an external file, but it allows your movie to stream the video progressively when needed without adding the extra weight of the video to your [more…]

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