If you’d like to download the files used in this tutorial to practice these techniques, visit www.layersmagazine.com and navigate to the Magazine section. All files are for personal use only. A common task for Flash developers is to create countdown timers that let users know how long it is until a certain conference or event [...]

Experimenting with the settings and options for Illustrator’s Blend Tool.

Formatting line styles to give your text some graphic enhancement in InDesign.

The best way to make your site search-engine friendly is to design your site so that it’s easy for search engines to ”read” your pages—doing things like adding alternative text behind your images and using the meta description tag. In this tutorial, you’ll find a few search engine optimization (SEO) tips and discover the features [...]

Hello, Layers readers! Time’s running out on your chance to win $500 in credits from iStockphoto.com. “How can I win $500 in credits from iStockphoto?” you ask. Just enter the Layers Back Page Design Contest. But you have to hurry because the deadline is January 11. Every issue of Layers magazine, we run a cool [...]

Welcome back everyone to the start of 2010! We have been on a very light schedule taking some very important time off between Christmas and new years, but now we’re back! Now we can get back to the business of getting you guys some awesome tutorials and links for you to check out! Let’s kick [...]

Hey everyone! The office here is bunding up for our extended holidays but before we do, I figured i’d give you a couple of heads up on things to keep you busy: Raffle for a Signature Guitar from Scott Kelby! I think that this is such a great cause, I want to tell everyone about [...]

Check out this really cool tutorial from the inimitable, Dave Cross: Perhaps one of the most satisfying gratifications of designing with Photoshop is the ability to create the impossible—making unrealistic things look possible. Here we’ll combine dancers with splashes to create a unique “splash dance.” 1 [WHITE BACKGROUNDS WORK BEST] Like many techniques in Photoshop, [...]

Use a still frame from your flash video as a place holder for the video player on screen. Tom Green goes over the preview feature of the FLV playback component. Click here to download the files to follow along with this tutorial.

Distort shapes in Flash using the distort and envelope tools.

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