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101 Illustrator Tips & Tricks

101 Illustrator Tips & Tricks

Building Flash Templates Flash templates provided by Jane Stevens, Val Krist and the staff of the Ventura County Star. Adobe Flash is a program used to display rich interactive animation and multimedia content on the Web. One of the main advantages of Flash is that it stores all of the information in a single file that can be easily integrated with most Content Management Systems. Flash is great for showcasing various pieces of media in a dynamic way that can be completely controlled by the author. However, it should be noted that Flash is not a method to replace HTML Web pages. This tutorial will go through the process of constructing a simple flash template with three buttons. This is a sample of the end product this tutorial will show you how to create: This tutorial was written for people using either Flash 8 or Flash CS3, under the ActionScript 2.0 language. Filed under: Flash

15 Nice Solutions for Free Contact Form Services There are many free options from which you can create a contact form for your website. The services usually offer both free service plans with less features and the paid ones which will remove the limitations and offer extra features. In this round-up, you’ll find the range of 15 free contact form services that allow you to create contact forms easily even without knowing much about PHP programming. Need contact form builders? Now please, go through this quick review of the main free contact form creators. 1. WuFoo HTML form builder not only helps you create free contact forms, but also online surveys and invitations so you can collect the data, registrations and online payments you need without having to fuss with a single line of code. 2. Kontactr is a one-click free contact form service which offers highly secure contact form to protect user’s email address. 3. 4. 123 Contact Form 5. FormSite helps people build professional online html contact forms and web surveys. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Introduction to Flash CS3 | Free Online Multimedia Training Videos from the University of Westminster What is Multimedia Training Videos? Multimedia Training Videos is a series of completely free and open educational resources for learning a variety of multimedia and ICT tools. It was created by members of the MSc in Multimedia. The project is a joint collaboration between Joint Information Systems Committee-JISC, Higher Edcuation Academy and University of Westminster Education Initiative Centre. You can read more about the OER project at the following site Open Educational Resources Site. Watch our videos on youTube and Vimeo We are loading our resources onto multiple outlets. Blog about multimedia training and OER We keep a OER blog for multimedia training videos which describes the work we are doing. The site was originally produced by Russell Stannard and is based on another site of free training resources for teachers known as Teacher Training which won the JISC/HEA award for "Oustanding Initiative in ICT 2008." Lots more multimedia training videos coming

London World Record Panoramic Photo: See Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge, and more than you can imagine. About this photo This is an 80-gigapixel panoramic photo, made from 7886 individual images. This panorama was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London, in the summer of 2010. We hope that the varied sights and energy of London have been captured here in a way never done before, so that you can experience one of the world's great cities - wherever you may be right now. To control this image, use the controls on the screen or click and hold your mouse button on the photo, and move your mouse around. Your City is Next! If you would like us to create a large gigapixel panorama like you see here, please contact 360Cities. Press Download our press release and media package here. Download press release Download media package How big is this image, really? Why did we make it? How did we make it? I can read license plates and see faces! Will you print this image? Read about these and other questions and answers in the London Gigapixel complete FAQ on our blog. About

Comic Master App Inventor: create your own application for smartphones Over the last few years Google has made great advances in mobile telephony. This global giant announced recently the launch of an App Inventor which allows users to create their own applications for smartphones. For this the users have to register on the official website forApp Inventor . It works on operating systems like Windows, Macintosh, Linux and across all major web browsers such as IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Announced in early July 2010 by Google, App Inventor will allow everyone to create their own applications on Smartphone. App Inventor FAQ How to get App Inventor? To install the program, you must register on the official website, Inventor App. What do I need to install? Java 1.6 must be installed. Your smartphone must run under Android OS. Is it possible to use App Inventor without a Smartphone? Yes, App Inventor includes an emulator that helps to replace a mobile phone. What are the features The tutorial is available on the Googlelabs. Several sites exist:

Visual Hierarchy: How Well Does Your Design Communicate? The goal of visual design is to communicate. How you organize and prioritize your elements conveys valuable information about their relative importance. Visual hierarchy aids comprehension, reinforces your message, and guides your visitor through your story. photo credit: dougbelshaw What is Visual Hierarchy? A hierarchy is an organization of items into different levels of relative importance. Through basic design principles you emphasize one element over another so more important content looks more important. Visual hierarchies create centers of interest on your page, communicate additional meaning through convention and repetition, highlight actions you want your visitors to take, and establish patterns of movement and flow. Ultimately the visual hierarchy you establish tells a story about your page and site. photo credit: M i x y Why is Visual Hierarchy Important? Very simply, because it more effectively communicates information. Is what I’m looking for on this page? photo credit: erix!

Playing YouTube Videos in Flash By Blue_Chi | Flash CS5 | ActionScript 3.0 | Intermediate This tutorial will teach you how to play a YouTube directly inside your Flash movie without having to navigate to the YouTube website. This is possible to do by using the YouTube API provided by Google for developers to their own websites and applications on top of YouTube. The example below shows a YouTube video loaded inside a Flash movie with a custom play and pause button. This tutorial will teach you how to load a YouTube video in your Flash movie to create a similar effect. This is an intermediate level tutorial that requires you to know the basics of AS3 Variables, functions, event handling, and Loader Class. Loading the YouTube API - No Component Necessary The basic process outline for loading the API and using it is as following: Configure Domain Security to allow YouTube to communicate with our movie. We are going to go through these step one at a time. Starting Off and Configuring Security Player Variable var my_player:Object;

Kids' Vid: Video Production for Students This is the process of writing down on paper what the video is about. Is your piece a comedy? A Drama? Are you interviewing someone? Are you documenting an event? NEW! Best of 2008 – Graphic Design Tutorials As we arrive at the last month of yet another year, it’s time we revise and reflect on all the goodies this year had to offer. At the same time it’s great to practice the tips and lessons learnt for the years to come! We have brought together a series of what we feel are some of the best tutorials of 2008 from around the web. We’re starting off with the most useful graphic design tutorials of the past year. In no particular order, read on to see 33 that have stood out in particular. Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment “With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green… In the following Illustrator tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. Excellent tutorial, great use of highlights and shadows to create depth. Visit tutorial Illustrate for magazines “Illustration is a constantly changing field, especially in today’s digital age. Visit tutorial X-ray effects in Photoshop Visit tutorial Magic lighting effect Visit tutorial Visit tutorial

Edge: June 2010: Featured video In this video, Managing Editor Julie Campagna interviews Paul Gubbay, VP of engineering at Adobe, to get some perspective on HTML5: Is it ready for prime time? Who's using it and why? And how is the Dreamweaver(R) team supporting users who are eager to explore HTML5 today? Transcript. Back Transcript Julie: Hi, I'm Julie Campagna. [music] Julie: Well, first I want to say thanks for letting us come over and interrupt your busy day so that you can set the record straight about HTML5. Paul: Wow. Julie: What do you think is the biggest gating factor for wide‑spread HTML5 adoption? Paul: Oh, it's the vendors. Julie: I hear rumors, and I'm sure you have as well, that HTML5 is a Flash killer. Paul: I understand why people do think that. I do not see it at all as a Flash killer. Julie: What is the Dreamweaver team doing to prepare for HTML5? Paul: We see HTML5 and CSS three as just incredible opportunities. Julie: So the Dreamweaver team just released an extension that brings HTML5 to Dreamweaver.

Maps API for Flash - Flash CS3 Tutorial - Google Maps API for Flash - Google Code Note: The Google Maps API for Flash has been officially deprecated as of September 2, 2011. The API will continue to work until September 2, 2014. We encourage you to migrate your code to version 3 of the Maps JavaScript API. This tutorial assumes you have purchased and installed the Flash CS3 application. More on the Flash authoring application is available at Development within Flash CS3 does not require understanding of Flex. Setting Up Flash CS3 Note: Before proceeding with this tutorial, make sure you've installed the Maps API for Flash SDK and obtained a Maps API key as indicated in Setting Up Your Development Environment. Before you begin authoring a Google Maps application within Flash CS3, you first need to add the Google Maps API for Flash SWC component to Flash CS3. If you have Flash CS3 currently open, quit the application. Flash CS3 is now set up to support the Google Maps API for Flash. Creating Your Project Writing Code Note!