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Tony Ross
Tony Ross
www.tonyteach.com
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Tony Ross is an animator, educator and all-around-artist who is originally from Arlington, Virginia. He earned a BFA with a concentration in Computer Art from the Atlanta College of Art in 1997. His broad-based background includes extensive studies in the areas of drawing, painting, illustration, design, animation, multimedia, web design, theatrical set design, and musical composition. Tony's love for teaching and his passion for Art has allowed him the pleasure of working with students from all walks of life and all ages. His motto in life is "Keep it simple and perfect—if you do not have the time to make it perfect, rethink the idea." Tony looks forward to the day when the fine artist and the commercial artist can just get along. He is married to Lakia Ross, a graphic designer and professor. They reside in the Atlanta area. Visit Tony's websites: tonyteach.com and ar-tist.com.


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Articles by Tony Ross

Adobe Flash
Simple Multi-Video Player in AS3 Simple Multi-Video Player in AS3

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create a simple multi-video player in Flash using Actionscript 3. You'll also learn how to have several videos use a single flv player.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Simple Multi-Video Player in AS2 Simple Multi-Video Player in AS2

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create a simple multi-video player in Flash using Actionscript 2. Also learn to have several videos use a single flv player.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Simple pause and play AS2 script in Flash Simple pause and play AS2 script in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to add a simple pause/resume functionality to a scrolling image bar using Actionscript 2.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Simple Text Animation in Flash Simple Text Animation in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to to create a simple text animation in Flash using Motion tweens and the Distribute to Layers command.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Creating Self-Writing Text in Flash Creating Self-Writing Text in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create text writing itself via masking in Flash. Tools used include Brush tool, Selection tool as well as masking.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Build A Basic Site Using AS3 in Flash Build A Basic Site Using AS3 in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross revisits the tutorial how to build a basic site about Colors in Flash. This version is created using Actionscript 3. The basic principles learned from this tutorial will enable the user to create a variety of simple websites. Elements covered are basic Actionscript 3, navigation, labels, button and graphic symbols.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Action Safe:Title Safe Template Action Safe:Title Safe Template

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will learn to create an Action/ Title Safe template in Flash. Use this as a guide when making animations or motion graphics going to DVD or TV. Using rectangle tool, transform window, saving layers as a guide, and learn to save a document as a template.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.3 A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.3

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will add the rain to the cityscape via Photoshop. You will use a series of filters in Photoshop to create a single image to import into Flash, then create a 4-frame rain loop that can be animated at any angle. In addition you will add sound and lightning FX in Flash to complete the illusion of a thunderstorm. This is the last of a 3 part series, animating a rainy cityscape in Flash.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.2 A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.2

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will build a multiplane by animating a second set of buildings as the foreground. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Selection and Subselection Tools, in addition to Motion Tweens. This is part 2 of a 3 part series, animating a rainy cityscape in Flash.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.1 A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.1

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will create a seamless, looping background of buildings against a night sky. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Selection and Subselection Tools, in addition to Motion Tweens. You will also learn to work in Flash using the Duplicate Window option. This is the first of a 3 part series, animating a rainy cityscape in Flash.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Draw a Flower Pot in Flash Draw a Flower Pot in Flash

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn to use Flash as a drawing tool, while making several pseudo-3D shapes, including a flower pot. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Paint Bucket Tool, and Free Transform Tool.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Custom Swatches in Flash Custom Swatches in Flash

In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn how to create and save a custom swatches palette in Flash. Tools include the Eyedropper tool, the Paint Bucket tool, and the Swatches window.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Optical Illusion, part 3 Optical Illusion, part 3

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates part 3 of a 3 part series, creating optical illusions in Flash. Create a more complex spinning illusion of two sets of concentric circles using Motion Tweens, Rotation Options, and Blend Modes. Tools used include the Oval Tool, Free Transform tool, Gradients, and the History panel.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Optical Illusion, part 2 Optical Illusion, part 2

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates part 2 of a 3 part series, creating optical illusions in Adobe Flash. Create a tunnel illusion using Motion Tweens and Masking. Tools used include the Oval Tool, Free Transform tool, Gradients, and the History panel.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Animate a Movie Clip as a Rollover Animate a Movie Clip as a Rollover

In this Flash video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross answers a forum question: I want to animate the movie clip as a roll over. so as the mouse is hovering over the MC it plays the animation in a loop, but when the mouse is moved away it finishes the animation then stops. This will be done using a movieclip, an invisible button, and Actionscript.

Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Optical Illusion, part 1 Optical Illusion, part 1

In this Adobe Flash video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates the first of a 3 part series, creating optical illusions in Flash. Create a spinning illusion of circles with cycling gradients using Motion Tweens and Rotation Options. Tools used include the Oval Tool, Free Transform tool, Gradients, and an introduction to the History panel.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Build A Basic Site About Colors Build A Basic Site About Colors

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates how to build a basic site about Colors in Flash. The basic principles learned from this tutorial will enable the user to create a variety of simple websites. Elements covered are navigation, basic action script, labels, button and graphic symbols.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Pencil v.2 Drawing a Curved Line Pencil v.2 Drawing a Curved Line

In this Flash video tutorial, Pencil Drawing part 2, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates drawing a line. Learn how to use Masking, Motion Tweens, and Motion Guide Layers to create an animated pencil drawing a curved line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Adobe Flash
Pencil Drawing in Flash Pencil Drawing in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross introduces drawing techniques in Flash, as well as how to use Masking, Motion and Shape Tweens to create an animated pencil drawing a line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial


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