Introduction to Flash Basics

In this 3 hour series I go over the basics of Flash. From the tools, to symbols, to basic animation, by the time you are done with this series you will have a strong understanding in the basics of Flash!

Classic, Motion and Shape Tweening - Watch this lesson for FREE!

Here are the lessons that will be covered:

  • Introduction to the Flash Interface
    • 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.
  • Overview of the Flash Tools
    • 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.
  • Timeline, Layers and Stage Properties
    • 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.
  • Bitmap VS Vector Graphics
    • 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.
  • The TLF and Classic Text Engines
    • 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.
  • Symbols and the Library
    • In this lesson we learn about the three different symbols types, Graphic, MovieClip and Button, and how to effectively utilize the Adobe Flash Library.
  • Classic, Motion and Shape Tweening (watch for FREE!)
    • Here I cover the differences between Classic, Motion and Shape Tweening. Tweening allows us to animated objects with a series of keyframes on a single layer. This can be great for easing the animation process!
  • Color Effects, Blending Modes and Filters
    • Here we take a look at the different special effects Adobe Flash provides for us. Making a symbol transparent, changing colors with tweening and apply glow effects are just a few things we cover in this lesson.
  • Actions and Code Snippets Panels
    • In the final lesson of this series we go over some very basic elements of ActionScript. We learn how to access the Actions panel and input code through it. Finally, we look at the Code Snippets Panel, a new item that has been introduced in Adobe Flash CS5.


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66 Comments

  1. paulod27 says:

    This guy seems technically knowledgeable, but about as good as an artist and animator with no arms.

  2. paulod27 says:

    [..YouTube..] This guy seems technically knowledgeable, but about as good as an artist and animator with no arms.

  3. snakesonthekeyboard says:

    You’re great at animation and all, but I don’t think I could bring myself to pay for something I can learn elsewhere.

  4. [..YouTube..] You’re great at animation and all, but I don’t think I could bring myself to pay for something I can learn elsewhere.

  5. vltckboy says:

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  6. vltckboy says:

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  7. RSM501 says:

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  8. RSM501 says:

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  9. fifiscally says:

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  10. fifiscally says:

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  11. DarenHD says:

    no offense your animations arent really good compared to people like OneyNGs

  12. DarenHD says:

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  13. Lenguagestar says:

    By The way, who wants to know who is subscribing and who is unsubscribing? First of ALL: The rookie ones think just because they just animated a stick via motion tween for one second, always thought that this is perfection, but a real project need at least, 45 seconds in the time length aspects for moderators and stuff. And, this people, think “I’m A Pro, I Need Good Tutorials Not This S*it.” And when you will see the final results, isn’t right at all. maybe, Thumbs Up? WHo AGree?

  14. Lenguagestar says:

    [..YouTube..] By The way, who wants to know who is subscribing and who is unsubscribing? First of ALL: The rookie ones think just because they just animated a stick via motion tween for one second, always thought that this is perfection, but a real project need at least, 45 seconds in the time length aspects for moderators and stuff. And, this people, think “I’m A Pro, I Need Good Tutorials Not This S*it.” And when you will see the final results, isn’t right at all. maybe, Thumbs Up? WHo AGree?

  15. RADCOMJ1 says:

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  16. RADCOMJ1 says:

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  18. [..YouTube..] I know. A lot of people are selfish, greedy & have a sense of entitlement. I wonder if their bosses tell them to work for free & call them cheap bitches if they dont. Its not hard to find ways of getting stuff online “free” if they really want & they could keep their mouths shut. I also get annoyed at people who complain about ads in videos. I dont like them either but just get ABP & block them then & shut up or dont watch the videos. Content creators have a right to get paid. Cheap bitches.

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  22. enzanblazer says:

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  23. enzanblazer says:

    [..YouTube..] Price is reasonable, but no thanks.

  24. Exullien says:

    I find that this will be of great success, fine job and good luck.

  25. Exullien says:

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  28. FoxGoalie says:

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  29. FoxGoalie says:

    [..YouTube..] All the people yelling they will unsubscribe, please shut up – just do it. His tutorials are great and very helpful. So why dont take money? It’s 15 $!!! If you go to a club on saturday you spend 30 $, too. Unthankful idiots …

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  32. LilredheadComics says:

    For over two years I have released new content for my viewers. That hasn’t changed by the way, I still release free tutorials. I currently have over 40 free Flash tutorials online. Only 2 of my tutorials are premium content. The premium Youtorials contain about as much info as you will find in a college level course and they cost way less. So if you can’t grasp that, then I doubt you’ll ever learn something as complicated as Flash. Flash requires patience. Learn that first.

  33. [..YouTube..] For over two years I have released new content for my viewers. That hasn’t changed by the way, I still release free tutorials. I currently have over 40 free Flash tutorials online. Only 2 of my tutorials are premium content. The premium Youtorials contain about as much info as you will find in a college level course and they cost way less. So if you can’t grasp that, then I doubt you’ll ever learn something as complicated as Flash. Flash requires patience. Learn that first.

  34. [..YouTube..] @Gloombaza For over two years I have released new content for my viewers. That hasn’t changed by the way, I still release free tutorials. I currently have over 40 free Flash tutorials online. Only 2 of my tutorials are premium content. The premium Youtorials contain about as much info as you will find in a college level course and they cost way less. So if you can’t grasp that, then I doubt you’ll ever learn something as complicated as Flash. Flash requires patience. Learn that first.

  35. JAMamation says:

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  36. JAMamation says:

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  37. Gloombaza says:

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  38. Gloombaza says:

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  39. JakeRulzDude says:

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  40. AmethystApple says:

    Honestly, 15$ is affordable.Maybe I will buy it sometime.. I really love his tutorials. He explains them perfectly.

  41. [..YouTube..] Honestly, 15$ is affordable.Maybe I will buy it sometime.. I really love his tutorials. He explains them perfectly.

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  45. Sega1544 says:

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  46. Sega1544 says:

    [..YouTube..] @dd410 yeah i know,but why do i need a trial?And i dont have 600$I need keygen or something like that.

  47. Sticker704 says:

    I’m unsubscribing, I’ve had enough of this youtorial rubbish.

  48. Sticker704 says:

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  50. dd410 says:

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  52. morg2k999 says:

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  53. Sega1544 says:

    Where ti download Flash CS4 or CS5…please answer!

  54. Sega1544 says:

    [..YouTube..] Where ti download Flash CS4 or CS5…please answer!

  55. budzlightyear says:

    Awesome! Thanks!

  56. [..YouTube..] Awesome! Thanks!

  57. Gloombaza says:

    [..YouTube..] Why can’t it be free you greedy bastard

  58. mitchmazda6 says:

    [..YouTube..] awesome… but i already know how to use flash lol

  59. NFfilmz says:

    [..YouTube..] wish i could order it ): i want to learn flash so badly…

  60. [..YouTube..] first comment YAY :D

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