Adobe Flash

Duration: 
2 Months

This class is designed for both new users to Flash and intermediate users interested inlearning the latest features of Flash CS5. No previous experience with Flash is necessary, but if you have used some Flash you'll still get a lot from the class. Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes.

Lesson 1 - Getting To Know the Work Area

  • Working with the Library Panel
  • Understanding the Timeline
  • Organizing Layers in a Timeline
  • Using the Property Inspector
  • Using the Tools Panel
  • Undoing Steps in Flash
  • Previewing your Movie
  • Publishing your Movie
  • Resources for Using Flash
  • Checking for Updates

Lesson 2 - Working with Graphics

  • Understanding Strokes and Fills
  • Creating Shapes
  • Making Selections
  • Editing Shapes
  • Gradient and Bitmap Fills
  • Making Patterns and Decorations
  • Creating Curves
  • Creating Transparencies
  • Creating and Editing Text

Lesson 3 - Creating and Editing Symbols

  • Importing Illustrator Files
  • About Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Importing Photoshop Files
  • Editing and Managing Symbols
  • Changing Size and Position of Instances
  • Changing the Color Effect of Instances
  • Understanding Blend Effects
  • Applying Filters for Special Effects
  • Positioning in 3D Space

Lesson 4 - About Animation

  • Understanding the Project File
  • Animating Position
  • Changing the Pacing and Timing
  • Animating Transparency
  • Animating Filters
  • Animating Transformations
  • Changing the Path of Motion
  • Swapping Tween Targets
  • Creating Nested Animations
  • Using the Motion Editor
  • Easing
  • Animating 3D Motion
  • Previewing the Animation

Lesson 5 - Articulated Motion and Morphing

  • Inverse Kinematics
  • Constraining Joints
  • Inverse Kinematics with Shapes
  • Armature Options
  • Morphing with Shape Tweens
  • Using Shape Hints
  • Simulating Physics with Inverse Kinematics

Lesson 6 - Creating Interactive Navigation

  • About Interactive Movies
  • Creating Buttons
  • Understanding ActionScript 3.0
  • Preparing the Timeline
  • Adding a Stop Action
  • Creating Event Handlers for Buttons
  • Creating Destination Keyframes
  • Creating a Home Button
  • Playing Animation at the Destination
  • Animated Buttons

Lesson 7 - Understanding TLF Text

  • Adding Simple Text
  • Adding Multiple Columns
  • Wrapping Text
  • Hyperlinking Text
  • Creating User-input Text
  • Loading External Text

Lesson 8 - Working with Sound and Video

  • Using Sounds in Flash
  • Understanding Flash Video
  • Using the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Encoding Options
  • Playback of External Video
  • Working with Video and Transparency
  • Embedding Flash Video

Lesson 9 - Loading and Controlling Flash Content

  • Loading External Content
  • Removing External Content
  • Controlling Movie Clips
  • Creating Masks

Lesson 10 - Publishing Flash Documents

  • Testing a Flash Document
  • Understanding the Bandwidth Profiler
  • Adding Metadata
  • Publishing a Movie for the Web
  • Alternative Publishing Options

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