How to Learn Flash: Simple Interactive Pencil

How to Learn Flash

How to Learn Flash
How to Learn Flash
, now available on Amazon, is a series of Flash tutorials for beginners that walks you through the basic production pipeline of creating Flash projects without making you pull your hair out. We are realeasing these on Amazon Kindle. In this first exercise, Simple Interactive Pencil, you will create a basic project: a pencil that when clicked, draws a straight line.

This first project in the series, though very simple in appearance, shows the basic elements that are needed to build interactive projects in Flash: drawing, creating and naming layers, creating symbols, button states, importing images & sound, motion & shape tweens, animation, and Actionscript (Flash’s computer language).

I have had over 10 years of experience in teaching and using Flash, and I wanted to create a series of tutorials for all of those who were curious about learning flash, but weren’t quite sure what was involved. This series of lessons has been adapted from classes I have taught to beginners who were just learning flash.

We at tonyteach believe that learning flash, or anything for that matter, shouldn’t be difficult or expensive, and our goal is to pack as many tips, tricks, and techniques into a single, simple, cost-effective project.

With that in mind, the How to Learn Flash series is designed for a skill level of novice to beginner. This first project, Simple Interactive Pencil, should take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Available Now on Amazon Kindle […]

Animating Classic Cartoon Eyes in Flash

Here is a basic Flash tutorial to animate cartoon eyes w/ a blink. This tutorial uses Graphic symbols set to Single Frame. I’m using CS4, but this technique is doable in earlier versions of Flash as well, (even before any CS version).
19 minutes/54.5MB… be patient while loading 🙂

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Create a Simple Drop-Menu in Flash

Here is a video tutorial on how to create a simple drop menu in Flash. Subjects covered are button states, invisible buttons, movieclips, and Actionscript 3.
18:16 minutes/40.8MB… be patient while loading 🙂

By |October 22nd, 2009|AS3, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash Tutorials, Free Tutorials, Tutorials|2 Comments

I wanna learn Flash!!

Hey All, this is the first in a series of 2 hour mini-classes I will be teaching in Adobe Flash. First up, interactivity, in this class you will learn the basic elements of working in Flash to build interactive projects. Actually we will build this project from start to finish.

What should you know before taking this class? two things…

1. There is a program called Abobe Flash
2. Tony Ross is teaching a 2 hour mini class on making interactive projects in Adobe Flash

I will be teaching using Flash CS4, as well as giving notes for CS3. If you don’t own Flash, you can download a 30 day demo here.

Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing you all in class.

Tony Ross

By |June 13th, 2009|Classes, Flash CS3, Flash CS4|0 Comments

tonyteach online classes are about to LAUNCH!

Hey All, in the next few weeks, tonyteach will launch 2 hour, mini-classes in Adobe Flash. No where near Atlanta? No problem, these classes are online!

Want to attend a class for FREE?? Watch the video, then click here for a short, 5 question survey.

You can view my edufire profile by clicking here.

Thanks Tony

By |May 24th, 2009|Classes, Flash CS3, Flash CS4|1 Comment

My New & Improved Animation Workshop!!

After much thought, planning, and testing, I have redesigned my animation workshop. The new workshop is based off of an exercise, faking camera moves in Flash, that was in my 2008 workshops.

In this new workshop, each student will create their own 10-15 second animated scene, from start to finish, in Adobe Flash. Students will learn basic animation, character animation, as well as basic practices on how to work in Flash.

Students should bring with them an idea of a simple 10-15 second scene that has no more than 3 characters. Don’t have an idea? No worries, I will bring a few ideas with me.

This 4 day (two weekend) workshop will be taught at SCAD Atlanta’s campus.
Sign up now, seats are limited.

Flash Animation: Master the Scene
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28-March 1
Registration Fee: $325.00

If you have other questions about this workshop, feel free to contact me directly at classes[at] I do my best to respond to all emails the evening of the day that they were received, EST evening that is 🙂

By |January 24th, 2009|Classes, Flash animation, Flash CS3|0 Comments

New tutorial in the works

Hey Kids, new 3 part tutorial coming soon:
1. Seamless Background Loops
2. Multiplane Backgrounds
3. And last but not least, PiNGing in the Rain!

By |December 30th, 2007|Flash animation, Flash CS3, Flash Tutorials|0 Comments

Flash :: Drawing Tutorial :: Spiderweb

Well kids, it’s that time of year, yep Spiderman 3 on DVD…and Halloween! So it’s time to let your Geek and/or Freak-Flag-Fly by creating a spiderweb in Flash.

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Tonyteach :: Drawing :: line tool spiderweb
Flash :: Drawing :: Spiderweb

3:45 | 5.2 MB

By |October 17th, 2007|Flash CS3, Flash Tutorials, Free Tutorials|1 Comment