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Introduction to Flash CS5 Training

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Course duration

  • 2 Days

Course Outline

This Flash training class is for people new to Flash. After getting to know the Flash interface, you will learn to use the drawing tools and to create graphic and button symbols and cool Flash animations. Our instructor-led online classes are conducted in the CS6 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist. For our custom instructor-led online and onsite classes, we use the version of the software you use in your office.

  • Get comfortable with the Flash user interface.
  • Learn to work with Flash's drawing tools.
  • Learn to work with Graphic Symbols and the Library.
  • Learn to create basic and advanced animations in Flash.
  • Learn to use Button Symbols in Flash.
  1. Getting Started
    1. Starting Flash and Opening a File
    2. Getting to Know the Work Area
    3. Creating a New Document
    4. Using Workspaces
      1. Essentials Workspace
      2. Designer Workspace
      3. Classic Workspace
    5. Moving Panels
    6. Changing Workspaces
    7. Opening Existing Files
    8. Using the Properties Panel
    9. Undo in Flash
    10. Previewing Your Movie
    11. Publishing Your Movie
    12. Some Important Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Working with Drawing Tools
    1. Using the Tools Panel
      1. Rectangle Tool
      2. Selection Tool
      3. Strokes and Fills
      4. Merge Mode vs Drawing Object Mode
      5. Pencil Tool
      6. Line Tool
      7. The Free Transform Tool and Transform Pane
    2. Using the Drawing Tools
      1. Pen Tool
      2. Sub-selection Tool
      3. Paint Bucket Tool
      4. Brush Tool
    3. Using Additional Tools
      1. Using a Gradient Fill
      2. Gradient Transform Tool
      3. Using the Ink Bottle Tool
      4. Using the Eye Dropper Tool
      5. Drawing Ovals
      6. Using Layers and Layer Folders
      7. Creating Transparencies
      8. Creating and Editing Text
      9. Add Filters to Text
  3. Graphic Symbols and the Library
    1. Working with the Library Panel
    2. About Symbols
    3. Creating Symbols
    4. Editing and Managing Symbols
    5. Duplicating Symbols
    6. Swapping Symbols
    7. Changing the Size and Position of Instances
    8. Changing the Color Effect of Instances
    9. Creating Graphic Symbols
    10. Import to Stage/Import to Library
    11. Open Another Document's Library/Sharing
    12. Importing Illustrator Files
    13. Importing Photoshop Files
  4. Basic Animation
    1. Understanding the Timeline
    2. Organizing Layers in a Timeline
    3. About Animation
    4. Frame by Frame Animation
    5. Adding Frames, Keyframes and Blank Keyframes
    6. Animating Position: Frame-by-Frame Animation
    7. Changing the Pacing and Timing
    8. Animating Transparency
    9. Previewing the Animation
    10. Animation with a Motion Tween
    11. Using Timelines to Create Movie Structure
    12. Understanding our Project File
    13. More with Animation
      1. Using Motion Presets
      2. Animating Filters
      3. Animating Transformations
      4. Changing the Path of the Motion
      5. Swapping Tween Targets
      6. Easing
      7. Using the Motion Editor
      8. Animating 3D Motion
  5. Advanced Animation
    1. Copy and Paste Motion
    2. Creating Motion Presets
    3. Creating Masks
    4. Animating Masks
    5. Motion with Inverse Kinematics
    6. Constraining Joints
    7. Inverse Kinematics
    8. Inverse Kinematics with Shapes
    9. Morphing with Shape Tweens
    10. Using Shape Hints
  6. Button Symbols
    1. Creating Button Symbols
    2. Text Only Buttons (Using the Hit State)
    3. Animated Buttons

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