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Create a looping walk cycle animation in Adobe Flash / Animate

This tutorial explains how to create a looping walk cycle animation in Adobe Flash (Adobe Animate) like the one shown below.

WalkCycle

You can use the same technique for other types of internal animated loops. Watch the video below to find out how to do this using either the Adobe Flash or Adobe Animate software.

In this video I used the sprite sheet by soldiern at http://soldiern.deviantart.com/art/Sub-Zero-Sprite-Sheet-V2-210769129 (using Creative Commons CC3.0 license – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ ).

Rotating shapes to create a circular pattern in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial explains how to use Adobe Illustrator to easily create a circular pattern with repeating elements. By applying the steps shown in this tutorial, you will be able to create patterns like these:

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Watch the video below or download the PDF instructions here.

Download the PDF file
Download a PDF copy of the instructions.

Green screen effects in Premiere Pro

This video tutorial explains how to use green screen footage with the Ultra Key effect in your video projects. This is demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 on Mac OS X Yosemite but the steps are the same on Windows.

Watch the video below and then try out the effect yourself. You can find free green screen footage on the web and on YouTube channels such as the Footage Island YouTube channel.

Laser cutting with Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial explains how to set up your documents in Illustrator to use with a laser cutter so that you can mark, engrave and cut your own designs on a range of materials such as timber and plastic.

Watch the video below or scroll down to download the PDF instructions.

You can also download printable instructions here.

Download the PDF file

 

Using Adobe Shape CC app to turn sketches into Illustrator drawings

This video tutorial explains how to use the Adobe Shape CC app (on iOS and Android) to take a photo of a hand-drawn sketch and turn it into an SVG vector graphic which can be opened and edited in Adobe Illustrator CC.

Watch the video below or on YouTube.

 

Getting started with Adobe Illustrator

This video tutorial introduces the basic tools and features of Adobe Illustrator to help you get started with your own designs, including:

  • Fill and stroke colours
  • Line tool
  • Pen and Brush tools
  • Shape tools
  • Zoom and Hand tools
  • Selection tools
  • Anchor points and curved lines
  • Eraser

Watch the video below or on YouTube.

You can download the PDF instructions here.

Create a photo mask effect in Adobe Flash

This video tutorial explains how to create an animated photo mask effect in Adobe Flash. The mask effect uses a motion tween to reveal the colour image on a black and white image. It looks like this:

PhotoMask

To achieve this effect you will need two copies of the same image (one in black and white and the other in colour) and both images should be exactly the same size. You will need to use three layers – one for the black and white image, one for the colour image, and the other for the motion tween and mask. You need to make sure both images are in the same position on each layer.

Watch the video below (or on YouTube) to see how to apply this effect.

Create a ripple effect in Adobe Flash

This video tutorial explains how to create a ripple effect in your animation using Adobe Flash. In the example below, the ripple effect has been applied to a circle.

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This can be achieved in just a few minutes using Adobe Flash. Watch the video below (or here on YouTube) to find out how.

Typography in Adobe Illustrator CC

This video tutorial explains how to use typography in Adobe Illustrator CC to create the shape of a zebra with just words.

The aim is to be able to recognise the shape of the zebra after removing the shape or image and just leaving the words behind. Once you have completed the tutorial, your shape might look a bit like this:

More words could be added in a smaller font size to make the shape even clearer.
More words could be added in a smaller font size to make the shape even clearer.

You can also download the PDF instructions here.

Download the PDF file

How To Make Animated GIFs in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

This video tutorial explains how to make animated GIFs by making multiple layers and converting them to frames on an animation timeline. This tutorial shows how to do this in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. Click here to view the video on YouTube or view it below.

How to remove blemishes from a photo with Adobe Photoshop CC

Do you have any photos with dust or dirt marks or maybe some old scanned photos with marks on them you’d like to clean up? This video explains how to remove marks and blemishes, and blend colours in using the Spot Healing brush and the Clone Stamp tool. You can watch the video below or click here to view it on YouTube.

How to make a transparent background for an image in Photoshop CC

This video tutorial explains how to make a transparent background in Adobe Photoshop CC. You might have a shape or text in an image with a white background that you want to make transparent, or you might have an image that you want to make certain parts of transparent. This video explains how! You can watch it below or click here to view it on YouTube.

How to create a clipping mask effect in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

In this video tutorial, I explain how to create a 3D clipping mask effect by using an image to fill in the letters of a text object in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. The steps are identical in Photoshop CS6. View the video below or click here to watch it on YouTube.