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Adobe Flash – Keeping things organized

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Ok… Keeping things organized in Flash is essential because if you are making a complicated animation you need to keep things easy to maintain. This is a simple example. It doesn’t contain a lot of frames or animation but to illustrate my point it should be enough. That’s me waving in the animation BTW :P. […]

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Adobe Flash – making and programming buttons.

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Let’s make a button :). Up to his point all our animations just started all by themselves and had no option to replay if we scripted them to stop. So let’s make a something that will tell Flash when to start the animation and when to stop with ActionScript. Making the button Create a new […]

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Adobe Flash – Morphing objects and texts

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Creating a morphing shape in flash is fairly easy if you already know everything from my previous post. Morph from square to cyrcle Place a new shape on the stage (do not convert it in to a symbol). Now create a new empty key frame in frame 48 (2 senconds) by pressing f7. Place a […]

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Adobe Flash – Symbols and animating using classic tweens

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Symbols Working with symbols is essential in Flash. They keep file size down, keep you organized and allow you to manipulate their size, motion and shape. They also enable Flash to be interactive. There are 3 types of Symbols: Graphic – they are used for static images. You can also animate them and use them […]

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Adobe Flash – Basics and your first frame by frame animation

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Recently I have gotten in to animation. I’ve known how to use Adobe Flash basics since before Adobe bought it from Macromedia, but I never got around to animating anything substantial. Well that’s changing. Recently I’ve been in contact with some app developers and they asked me to create a demo animation for them. I’ll […]

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Custom handwriting font

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Creating your own custom handwriting font isn’t really as hard as one might think. All you need is a piece of paper, Adobe Illustrator and Glyphs. Glyphs, is a program that allows you to design fonts either from scratch or copy your designs from Illustrator. You can either pay the license or use the demo […]

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8 tips on using pen tool in Adobe programs

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The pen tool is quite a handful if you are used to working with a graphic tablet. I know I had a lot of trouble getting used to it and it took me quite a while to get decent at it. So to help you out I’ve compiled a few tips to make life easier […]

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10 usefull tools and tips for Adobe Illustrator users

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So Adobe Illustrator isn’t really THAT hard to get a hold of but here is a couple of tips on how to make it even easier. If you ever used Photoshop or even a basic paint program, Illustrator is something that can be learned fairly simply. The basics at least… But even the most skilled […]

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Adobe Illustrator – Pattern brush

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The brush is a VERY powerful tool in Adobe Illustrator. In this article I’ll show you how to use the pattern brush to your advantage. Creating chains, ropes and other strokes by hand is tedious and time consuming. That’s where the pattern brush comes in to play. It can be used for simple patterned lines […]

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Creating retro stamp/letterpress effect

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Retro looking lettering and a letterpress effect is in fashion these days. Lettering or lines that look like they were stamped on to the surface and some of the ink didn’t rub of the stamp or press in certain places is one of the looks people are going for. But how do you emulate that in […]