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Post-it noteOne of the most often re-invented technique within my team here is the one used to design post-it-like notes. These are a pretty popular feature in many of the e-learning courses we design, but the number of different formats we’ve used for the notes is insane. Pre Flash 8, creating a soft shadow – which is such a critical bit of designing anything realistic – used to be a pain. But with the new bitmap filters, it’s an absolute breeze. Check it out.

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Flash buttonsHere’s my first tutorial for Flash CS3. This one covers a trick I use to design a single button that can be used in different scenarios with different colors. The trick is to create the button in greyscale and then use the ‘Tint’ and ‘Advanced’ color properties to make multiple colored instances. Click the thumbnail to open the tutorial screencast in a new window.