HD Video

CartoonSmart was the first training website to offer HD video. Seriously. Before YouTube was even founded, we realized screencasts needed to be way bigger than what others were offering. Nothing will replace books in the training spectrum, but sometimes you just want to put your feet up and watch someone else work. Since 2004, our customers haven't had to squint.

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Any recent version of Flash can be used with this tutorial. CS3 to CS6 are suitable, but Flash CC users will have the best video export options. Flash CC can now flawlessly export movieclip animations and Actionscript without dropping frames (at HD video sizes).

Your Instructor

This course is taught by Justin Dike, founder of CartoonSmart, and long-time Flash addict for animation, illustration, interactive apps, and games. Feel free to contact Justin through email or follow him on Twitter.

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Transform still photos and illustrations into living, breathing pictures.

In this tutorial, Justin Dike teaches you his own professional tips and tricks for animating with Flash. Starting with a beautiful landscape illustration, drawn by Reid Southen, the tutorial guides you step by step to overlay the original with animation. The lessons pays careful attention to not over-enhancing the source material in the process. The end piece should feel like a subtle living version of the original.

Topics covered include...

  • Looping techniques for Movieclips.
  • Mask Layers, regular and using Actionscript with Filters
  • Blend Layers
  • New & Classic Motion Tweens
  • Motion Guides
  • Shape Tweens
  • Pressure sensitive techniques for Brush Tools
  • Randomizing Movieclips with Actionscript 3
  • And Plenty More!

The Finished Animation

Preview Video

Below you can watch the first 55 minutes of this course. After your purchase, you can download every video to your computer to watch anytime.

The Animated Stills Flash Tutorial. You choose the price.

We suggest $9.99 to support CartoonSmart (and be really cool). But you can choose the level you are most comfortable at. Like all CartoonSmart tutorials, you can download these videos directly to your computer along with source files for the projects.

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