Designing a Cartoon Character in Adobe Flash (Youtorial Demo)

Learn how to build a character in Adobe Flash using this extensive tutorial. This character can then be used for animation and other purposes later on.

This tutorial was designed for the Youtorial Platform. To get the most out of this lesson, view it for FREE on the Youtorial Marketplace.

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64 Comments

  1. Stacie M Peirce says:

    LilredheadComics I’m having a problem. I begin my youtorials for flash in June at work, another project came along and I’m just getting back to the youtorials now. However, even though my youtorial player says I’m logged in, I have no videos to watch. Empty. Yesterday, as I was attempting log in, it mentioned an activation link? Do these videos expire if you don’t use them? I’m so confused. Please help? I need to get this project done at work. Thanks!

  2. [..YouTube..] LilredheadComics I’m having a problem. I begin my youtorials for flash in June at work, another project came along and I’m just getting back to the youtorials now. However, even though my youtorial player says I’m logged in, I have no videos to watch. Empty. Yesterday, as I was attempting log in, it mentioned an activation link? Do these videos expire if you don’t use them? I’m so confused. Please help? I need to get this project done at work. Thanks!

  3. Stacie M Peirce says:

    HAHAHA Are you serious?

  4. [..YouTube..] HAHAHA Are you serious?

  5. apoundcoin says:

    This was great!

  6. apoundcoin says:

    [..YouTube..] This was great!

  7. thejedireviewer14 says:

    How do u save ur character i done all this work and then he didnt save and i lost it

  8. [..YouTube..] How do u save ur character i done all this work and then he didnt save and i lost it

  9. crazyface64086 says:

    Thanks Man! Bout went PC chunken

  10. [..YouTube..] Thanks Man! Bout went PC chunken

  11. [..YouTube..] @Yaoiloverel Thanks Man! Bout went PC chunken

  12. Jordan Persaud says:

    Thumps Up If You Think He Doesnt Have A Life ?But Hey Nice Tutorials

  13. [..YouTube..] Thumps Up If You Think He Doesnt Have A Life ?But Hey Nice Tutorials

  14. [..YouTube..] Thumps Up If You Think He Doesnt Have A Life ?But Hey Nice Tutorials

  15. VvConorvV says:

    When making the foot if you want it to walk dont you make the foot on the leg layers?

  16. VvConorvV says:

    [..YouTube..] When making the foot if you want it to walk dont you make the foot on the leg layers?

  17. VvConorvV says:

    [..YouTube..] Your sorta mean putting a trailer thing in the middle of video, now i dont know how to make the ear…

  18. shorty1Alter1Ego says:

    I’m starting to learn with these tutorials. Dude, your the best!

  19. [..YouTube..] I’m starting to learn with these tutorials. Dude, your the best!

  20. Yaoiloverel says:

    Yaaaa!! I’m glade you found a fix for your problem. Send me the link when you post the animation. GOOD LUCK!

  21. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] Yaaaa!! I’m glade you found a fix for your problem. Send me the link when you post the animation. GOOD LUCK!

  22. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] @TheMrkgain Yaaaa!! I’m glade you found a fix for your problem. Send me the link when you post the animation. GOOD LUCK!

  23. TheMrkgain says:

    After 3 days of farting around i found that if you break apart the object it will allow you to fill. yeaaaa!!

  24. TheMrkgain says:

    [..YouTube..] After 3 days of farting around i found that if you break apart the object it will allow you to fill. yeaaaa!!

  25. TheMrkgain says:

    [..YouTube..] @Yaoiloverel After 3 days of farting around i found that if you break apart the object it will allow you to fill. yeaaaa!!

  26. TheMrkgain says:

    Ok mate thanks. I switched of all other layers to ensure everything was on only one layer. Checked that all lines were touching in wire frame but still no luck. Been trying to figure this for two days, its doing my head in..lol Ill have a look around the net for the answer. bet your last penny that its something so simple.. Nice1 anyway buddy thanks.

  27. TheMrkgain says:

    [..YouTube..] Ok mate thanks. I switched of all other layers to ensure everything was on only one layer. Checked that all lines were touching in wire frame but still no luck. Been trying to figure this for two days, its doing my head in..lol Ill have a look around the net for the answer. bet your last penny that its something so simple.. Nice1 anyway buddy thanks.

  28. TheMrkgain says:

    [..YouTube..] @Yaoiloverel Ok mate thanks. I switched of all other layers to ensure everything was on only one layer. Checked that all lines were touching in wire frame but still no luck. Been trying to figure this for two days, its doing my head in..lol Ill have a look around the net for the answer. bet your last penny that its something so simple.. Nice1 anyway buddy thanks.

  29. Yaoiloverel says:

    The only other thing I can think of with out seeing the piece myself is that maybe all your lines are not on the same layer. I know i will work with more then one layer in flash on a drawing to keep the lines from joining when i don’t want them to. then I have to cut & paste the drawing together. i sometimes forget to merge lines from one layer to the other. And after few brain farts and wondering why I can’t feel in something, I realize all my lines are not on the same layer.

  30. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] The only other thing I can think of with out seeing the piece myself is that maybe all your lines are not on the same layer. I know i will work with more then one layer in flash on a drawing to keep the lines from joining when i don’t want them to. then I have to cut & paste the drawing together. i sometimes forget to merge lines from one layer to the other. And after few brain farts and wondering why I can’t feel in something, I realize all my lines are not on the same layer.

  31. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] @TheMrkgain The only other thing I can think of with out seeing the piece myself is that maybe all your lines are not on the same layer. I know i will work with more then one layer in flash on a drawing to keep the lines from joining when i don’t want them to. then I have to cut & paste the drawing together. i sometimes forget to merge lines from one layer to the other. And after few brain farts and wondering why I can’t feel in something, I realize all my lines are not on the same layer.

  32. TheMrkgain says:

    @YaoiloverelThanks for your help mate. i checked all joints were infact joined up via Wire frame but i still have the same issue. I cant fill the Body or Hair. I am able to fill oval and Rectangle shapes but not anything that has been drawn via the line tool. any thoughts as to why ? Thanks

  33. TheMrkgain says:

    [..YouTube..] @YaoiloverelThanks for your help mate. i checked all joints were infact joined up via Wire frame but i still have the same issue. I cant fill the Body or Hair. I am able to fill oval and Rectangle shapes but not anything that has been drawn via the line tool. any thoughts as to why ? Thanks

  34. xFivE615 says:

    Oh, yeah. Sorry for flipping out :D

  35. xFivE615 says:

    [..YouTube..] Oh, yeah. Sorry for flipping out :D

  36. xFivE615 says:

    [..YouTube..] @LilredheadComics Oh, yeah. Sorry for flipping out :D

  37. Yaoiloverel says:

    You may have more then one open spot or a spot that flash thinks is to large to let slide. If you look at the problem area in wire frame, and zoom in. You will be able to see where your lines re not connecting. Join the lines and that should fix the problem.

  38. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] You may have more then one open spot or a spot that flash thinks is to large to let slide. If you look at the problem area in wire frame, and zoom in. You will be able to see where your lines re not connecting. Join the lines and that should fix the problem.

  39. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] @TheMrkgain You may have more then one open spot or a spot that flash thinks is to large to let slide. If you look at the problem area in wire frame, and zoom in. You will be able to see where your lines re not connecting. Join the lines and that should fix the problem.

  40. Yaoiloverel says:

    You give really helpful tutorials.

  41. Yaoiloverel says:

    [..YouTube..] You give really helpful tutorials.

  42. LilredheadComics says:

    They aren’t being offered for free. This one is because you can also find it on Youtorial for free. All the other lessons I will post will only contain the first few minutes of each lesson to give a taste of the overall series.

  43. [..YouTube..] They aren’t being offered for free. This one is because you can also find it on Youtorial for free. All the other lessons I will post will only contain the first few minutes of each lesson to give a taste of the overall series.

  44. [..YouTube..] @xFivE615 They aren’t being offered for free. This one is because you can also find it on Youtorial for free. All the other lessons I will post will only contain the first few minutes of each lesson to give a taste of the overall series.

  45. TheMrkgain says:

    Cool Tut. Just one thing though. I cant get the ‘Fill’ to work, even with ‘Close Large Gaps’ checked… Anyone?

  46. TheMrkgain says:

    [..YouTube..] Cool Tut. Just one thing though. I cant get the ‘Fill’ to work, even with ‘Close Large Gaps’ checked… Anyone?

  47. xFivE615 says:

    NONONO Please delete them!!! I already bought it and now you’re offering it free :( :(

  48. xFivE615 says:

    [..YouTube..] NONONO Please delete them!!! I already bought it and now you’re offering it free :( :(

  49. AutomatedChip says:

    Yeah, both are great tutorials. You’re tutorials are great, hence why I’m subscribed to you. I’ve even made a little into to a series I was planning on doing using your tips and tricks. The Character design, to the mouth movements, all from your tutorials. Thanks! <3

  50. [..YouTube..] Yeah, both are great tutorials. You’re tutorials are great, hence why I’m subscribed to you. I’ve even made a little into to a series I was planning on doing using your tips and tricks. The Character design, to the mouth movements, all from your tutorials. Thanks! <3

  51. [..YouTube..] @LilredheadComics Yeah, both are great tutorials. You’re tutorials are great, hence why I’m subscribed to you. I’ve even made a little into to a series I was planning on doing using your tips and tricks. The Character design, to the mouth movements, all from your tutorials. Thanks! <3

  52. LilredheadComics says:

    Yes, it kind of was. This is however part of the Youtorial series I did a few months back. I am releasing demos of those tutorials, and designing a character was part of it. This one is a little different, more polished, etc. Either video you look at though should give you about the same results.

  53. [..YouTube..] Yes, it kind of was. This is however part of the Youtorial series I did a few months back. I am releasing demos of those tutorials, and designing a character was part of it. This one is a little different, more polished, etc. Either video you look at though should give you about the same results.

  54. [..YouTube..] @AutomatedChip Yes, it kind of was. This is however part of the Youtorial series I did a few months back. I am releasing demos of those tutorials, and designing a character was part of it. This one is a little different, more polished, etc. Either video you look at though should give you about the same results.

  55. RightArmProductions says:

    I have flash as part of CS5. have never used it, but have decided to take a crack at it. Videos like this will be key in helping me figure it out. Thanks.

  56. [..YouTube..] I have flash as part of CS5. have never used it, but have decided to take a crack at it. Videos like this will be key in helping me figure it out. Thanks.

  57. AutomatedChip says:

    Wasn’t this already done? haha Anywho, great tutorial as always. (:

  58. [..YouTube..] Wasn’t this already done? haha Anywho, great tutorial as always. (:

  59. Margalus89 says:

    Just a question, this is the old character tutorial united togheter?

  60. Margalus89 says:

    [..YouTube..] Just a question, this is the old character tutorial united togheter?

  61. BUTTERshin says:

    i like your lessons on how to do stuff (;

  62. BUTTERshin says:

    [..YouTube..] i like your lessons on how to do stuff (;

  63. [..YouTube..] Do you show how to make a character in all positions (Front, side/front, side, side/back, back)? Also, i’m not “hip” with all of the fancy “lingo” so hopefully you know what I mean :P haha

  64. PixelComentary says:

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