Boost Your Skills: 20 Awesome Flash Tutorials

This time we’ve decided to put together a good collection of tutorials on the Adobe Flash software found in the Creative Suite series. While sometimes underestimated or “forgotten”, this program can take your designs to a whole new level without too much knowledge of coding and programming. I’ve put together some tutorials for all skill levels to inspire you, learn you some new tricks and hopefully get you started making your own additions to websites and other designs.

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for “Rich Internet Applications” (“RIAs”) (source: wikipedia.org)

If you’re interested in more in-depth info, you can continue reading over at Wikipedia by clicking here, or go check out Adobes own product site here.

Picture by Benito LeGrande

You can use the software to create interactive experiences, build web applications, embed video and more.
With the fresh release of the Creative Suite 5 earlier this spring, Flash is even better and more versatile than before.
Some features include:
- Creative Suite Integration
- print-quality typography via the new text engine
- XML based FLA sources
- code snippets panel
- action-script editing
- XFL support
- Object-based animation
and the list goes on.
But here, in this round-up we’re gonna have a look at some good tutorials for various skill-levels, so let’s get started!
Click the images to go to the tutorials and see what the end results will look like :)

Easy/Beginner

Hypnotic Gear Rotation Tutorial

3D Tunnel effect

Loopy Loop Text Effect

Rotating Letter text effect

Line Text Banner

Drip down text effect

Flash “tooltips”

Blue Sky animation

Old TV (grain) effect

Zoom in – Zoom out Animation (with fading effect)

Fireworks

Picture animation

Video Panoramas

Shine Car photo animation

Intermediate/Advanced tutorials

A better way to build Flash banners

Paypal buttons with ActionScript 3.0

Image rotator in Flash (using XML and ActionScript 3.0)

Custom Color Picker

Comment Form with Flash, PHP, XML and MySQL

iPhone inspired Switch Checkbox

Those were our 20 picks for you this time. We hope they’ve helped you learn some new things related to Flash, along with awakening some new creativity. Thank you for reading! :)

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