View Full Version : Sweet "Jewel" effect [Flash][Art]

09-24-2008, 09:29 AM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r230/flashingflash/SPP/jewel.pngThe JEWEL Effecthttp://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r230/flashingflash/SPP/done-1.png

Well, somebody asked me how I do some of my effects in Flash and I'm going to show you a very easy and yet cool trick.

It's right in front of you, and now you will see it. Better you will learn it.

1. Introduction

Well now. So For your Flash animations or even longer featured movies, you will need some key factors.
Those being:
Good screenplay and acting

Characters with a lot of character
PropsThe two first elements depend on you, your style and pleasure on animating and acting. Effects are still on your area of choice, you can chose by innovating, or using the same effects all the time. Like gradients etc..

The props are, for me what make the animation. Ever wonder why Bitey had so much success?

Just look

He made incredible backgrounds, added blurs gradients he had almost 3 hours of work for every backgrounds we see in seconds.
Each frame was a 5 minute work. And what does he get for all of that?
Well Newgrounds gave him money and the rest of people who liked Bitey, Respect.

That's what you can earn by making the little details and not just a plain colour Background.

2. Start on!

You need Flash, I'll be using Flash 8. For me it's the best.
For this single example I'll use a 100 x 100 Canvas

Remember you don't have to be an artist to make this, it's simple and it gives that special touch

Start by selecting your Brush

Then make a good scrap on your canvas.
The Colour you use now will decide the kind of jewel you're making.
Let's make a Ruby, yes? Choose a dark colour for your base.

Ok now you can make a new layer and lower Alpha levels over and over, or you can do it the simple way

Chose a slightly lightener colour than you dark red

Zap, paint! Do that with a smaller brush and then do it another time and paint on the opposite side of your 1st brush doodle, like this

Ok. Now the easy part. Making a light source.

Choose a brighter colour, not to bright tough.
Remember, this last step will depend from where your light is.


And you are done!
I showed you the very easy way, just for a start.
You can variate and add it wherever you like. Create your own style, and even detail it more!


And now you know...


09-24-2008, 04:06 PM
lol, you act like this is some amazing breakthrough with flash, its just 4 colours in an oval.

but its a good tutorial nonetheless.

09-24-2008, 04:07 PM
I said simple a lot of times.
And I didn't just put the colours up there and it's done. i explained everything and even gave an awsum intro.
Thanks anyway.

09-25-2008, 12:04 AM
Shouldn't this be in the Flash Tutorials section, and not the Other tutorial section?

09-25-2008, 12:52 PM
Shouldn't this be in the Flash Tutorials section, and not the Other tutorial section?

Yeah.. I got it wrong.

09-26-2008, 12:29 AM
i'll get it moved.

09-26-2008, 01:29 PM
No need to thank me.

09-26-2008, 02:09 PM
Thank you .

10-08-2008, 03:49 PM
not the best tutorial, but it gave me a few ideas O_o

10-09-2008, 03:37 PM
Oh, ty. That was an interesting tutorial right there.

10-09-2008, 03:42 PM
Thank s

10-13-2008, 10:08 AM
Wow wow wait! Bitey is made in flash?

10-13-2008, 10:11 AM
lulya ?

10-13-2008, 10:17 AM
Shit dude... Shit...

10-21-2008, 03:34 PM
Wow nice. Good job, ownage.