Flash CS5 TLF and Classic Text Engines (Youtorial Demo)

Learn the differences between Static, Input and Dynamic text. Each of these have a different purpose for design and interactive use (like using ActionScript). Plus, I show you some of the new graphical features TLF Text brings to the table. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson, gain […]


Bitmap VS Vector Graphics in Adobe Flash (Youtorial Demo)

In this lesson I cover the differences between vector and bitmap graphics. Vector graphics can be created with any drawing tool in Flash. There are some things to be aware of too, like Object VS Non-Object Drawing. Finally, we’ll uncover the ability to break apart our images and convert them into loose vector-based drawings. This […]


Flash Timeline, Layers and Stage Properties (Youtorial Demo)

The timeline in Adobe Flash is essential as it maps out all animation and design aspects of our project files. We’ll go over layers, reading the timeline and other Stage Properties. We’ll also build on this lesson later when we learn how to utilize tweening animation. This video is only a preview of the full […]


Overview of the Flash Tools (Youtorial Demo)

In this lesson we take a look at all the tools on the toolbar. There are some new features exclusive to Adobe Flash CS5, like enhancements to the Bone and Deco Drawing Tools. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson, gain access to project files, and view the […]


Introduction to the Flash Interface (Youtorial Demo)

In the first video of this series I go over what Adobe Flash is, where to get it and become familiar with the software’s interface. Workspaces are also demonstrated in this tutorial. This video is only a preview of the full lesson. To see the lesson as well as the entire Introduction to Flash Basics […]


Merge VS Object Drawing

In this simple Adobe Flash lesson I show you some basic differences between object and non-object (merge) drawing.


Frame by Frame Walking Animation

If you don’t have the Bone Tool (featured in Flash CS4 and CS5), then you may want to resort to frame by frame animation. This tutorial shows you how to move a character’s legs frame by frame. This tutorial is a bit more advanced and contains elements like symbols and keyframes. Be sure you know […]


Organizing Scenes and Shots in Adobe Flash

It’s safe to say that if you’re making a cartoon, you’re going to want more than one shot or scene. So how do you do that? I show you how to get started with this process by using Adobe Flash’s scene panel.


The Motion Editor in Adobe Flash

In this simple tutorial I show you how to use the Motion Editor in conjunction with Motion Tweening.


Sharing Libraries and Assets Between Files

You can easily reuse drawings and animations from different .FLA files. While copying files from one file to another works, there is a more efficient way, especially if you’re using symbols. ┬áLearn how with this tutorial!


How to Merge Layers in Adobe Flash

This tutorial teaches an easy trick on how to merge two or more layers in any version of Adobe Flash.


The Flash CS5 TLF Text Tool

Create columns and link text boxes with the new Flash CS5 text tool.


The Flash CS5 Code Snippets Panel

We take another look at the new features in Flash CS5. This tutorial shows you how to use the Code Snippets panel. Apply simple commands to your movie with ease!


The New Flash CS5 Deco Tool

Create quick animations and graphics with ease! In this quick tutorial I go over some of the new additions to the Flash CS5 Deco Tool.


The New Flash CS5 Bone Tool

In this tutorial I go over the features of the new Flash CS5 bone tool. Learn how to apply constraints and springs.


Overview of Flash Behaviors

New to actionscript?  Let the Behaviors panel help you with simple actions.


Creating a Scrolling Background in Adobe Flash

Learn how to move an environment around a stationary character with this tutorial.


Working with Video Game Sprites in Flash

In this quick tutorial I show you how to apply a tween animation to an imported animated gif.


Making a Character Blink in Flash

Learn how to make a character blink in this Adobe Flash tutorial.


Putting a Symbol In Another Symbol in Adobe Flash

In this short tutorial I show you how to create a symbol within a symbol. I used this method in my previous walking animation tutorial but now explain it in more detail here.


How to Create an Animated Banner in Adobe Flash

In this hour long lesson I show you how to create an animated banner in Adobe Flash. Advertise your new website or business with a flashy banner!