Create a Rainy Cityscape in Toon Boom Animate

OK Campers, there is a lot involved in this tutorial. It’s a Rainy Cityscape in Toon Boom Animate 2.0. It is 26 minutes and covers: custom settings, Importing Adobe Illustrator files, camera set-up, importing image files, making a rain effect, importing sound, drawing swap, swf test, exporting mov

If you don’t have a copy of Toon Boom Animate 2, download the FREE PLE
version here
and follow along.

…and click here to download the support files

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Rainy Cityscape

A Simple Leg Hierarchy starting from a Rectangle

This is my first tutorial using Toon Boom Animate 2. In this exercise I will
convert a rectangle to a leg, then animate the leg using layer hierarchy and
the transform tool.
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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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Photoshop: Blending Modes & Layer Masks

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Here is a basic Photoshop tutorial using blending modes & layer masks to lighten photos. I’m using CS4, but this technique is doable in earlier versions of Photoshop as well, (even before any CS version).
6:17 minutes/28.5MB… be patient while loading 🙂

By |January 5th, 2010|Free Tutorials, Photo Retouching, Photoshop, Tutorials|1 Comment

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

Customize Your Flash CS4 Workspace

I get a lot of questions on how I have my Flash workspace set up. Well, it’s customized. Here is a short beginners tutorial to show you how you can customize your own workspace.
You can also follow these steps for Photoshop and Illustrator CS4.

By |October 21st, 2009|Flash CS4, Flash Tutorials, Free Tutorials, Tutorials|2 Comments

New Tutorial on GoMediazine!

Hey Campers, hope all is well with you. I have a new tutorial on Gomediazine, a Flash file with a simple, yet eye-catching effect — a black & white photo with full-color rollovers. This is the first in a multi-part tutorial. Check it out!
I wanna send a shout-out, and special thank you to the band Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun for the use of their photo.
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By |September 21st, 2009|AS2, Flash Tutorials, Free Tutorials, Tutorials|0 Comments

2hr mini-classes on eduFire.com

I want to take a moment to explain the idea behind my new online classes at eduFire.com.

I have 10+ years teaching experience, and two of my specialties are:
1. developing ways of delivering a lot of information in a short time period, and
2. putting forth that information in a way that the novice does not feel overwhelmed.

An example of this is in my Flash animation class, though this is an intro class, students are doing their first animation within the first 30 minutes of class.

I have been teaching, at a local university, a few Community Education (CE) courses on Flash over the past 5 years. The courses are 16 hrs long, broken up over two consecutive weekends. I was looking for a way to build a modular teaching series.

I have always been interested in teaching online, and then I came across the eduFire community. I like eduFire because, like the CE courses, I am free to develop classes of my own design. This is especially helpful as most of my class topics & tutorials are based on students requests and questions. I also love the fact that unlike the CE courses I teach, you don’t have to live near Atlanta to attend them. In my last eduFire class, I had students ranging from California to Cairo!

So, what has developed from this are my new 2-hour mini-classes. Designed to be modular, short and to the point. They are broken up into two groups:

the “I Wanna Learn” Series: intro courses for the beginner to get their feet wet (these classes are always FREE)

and the “Simple and Perfect” Series (these courses are intermediate level, and are normally $49).

Here is a listing of my eduFire classes for August […]

By |July 24th, 2009|Classes, Flash CS4, Flash Tutorials|0 Comments