Our Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5: Select Topics course is a collection of tutorials that will teach the basics of how to set up a project and add components. By the time you are done with these tutorials you will be able to set up your artwork for Flash Catalyst, open and run a project, and add states and edit them in Illustrator. You'll also learn to create basic components including buttons, a checkbox and a radio button.
Chapter 1: PROJECT BASICS (9 min) 1.Preparing Artwork for Flash Catalyst 2.Opening a New Project & Running Projects 3.Adding States & Editing Them in Illustrator®
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH BITMAPS (27 min) 1.Importing & Cropping 2.Making Selections 3.Adjusting Color 4.Using the Rubber Stamp Tool 5.Using the Blur Tool & History Panel 6.Transforming & Positioning an Image
Chapter 3: CREATING VECTOR IMAGES (23 min) 1.Using Rulers, Guides & Grids 2.Selecting Colors & Swatches 3.Drawing a Shape & Adding a Gradient 4.Using the Ellipse Tool 5.Using the Freeform & Subselection Tools to Distort Shapes 6.Using the Line Tool & Applying Patterns & Textures 7.Applying Filters & Working with Styles
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH TEXT (15 min) 1.Creating & Formatting Text 2.Using Placeholder Text & Importing Text 3.Using the Find and Replace & Check Spelling Commands
Chapter 5: WORKING WITH LAYERS (20 min) 1.Introducing the Layers Panel 2.Adding & Deleting Layers & Sub Layers 3.Showing, Hiding & Locking Layers 4.Renaming, Organizing & Changing Stacking Order 5.Single Layer Editing & Flattening Layers
Chapter 6: ADVANCED METHODS & FEATURES (18 min) 1.Combining Paths 2.Changing Opacity & Blend Modes 3.Creating & Applying Commands 4.Attaching Text to a Path
Chapter 7: CREATING INTERACTIVE BUTTONS (24 min) 1.Using Rulers to Determine Button Size 2.Creating & Aligning a Button 3.Stylizing a Button 4.Setting Button States 5.Creating Multiple Buttons 6.Naming, Linking & Testing Buttons
Chapter 8: CREATING SLICES & HOTSPOTS (17 min) 1.Creating a Hotspot 2.Naming & Linking Hotspots 3.Inserting Slices Based on Selections 4.Using the Slice Tools, Testing & Previewing
Chapter 9: OPTIMIZING FOR EXPORT (30 min) 1.Introducing the Optimize Panel 2.Choosing a File Format & Settings 3.Comparing JPEG Optimization Settings 4.Optimizing a GIF & Saving a Preset 5.Exporting Your File & Viewing It in Dreamweaver®
Chapter 10: CREATING GIF ANIMATIONS (20 min) 1.Intro to Animation & the States Panel 2.Using the Share Layer To States & Animate Selection Commands 3.Symbols, Adding a Still Text State & Onion Skinning 4.Frame-by-Frame Animation 5.Adjusting the Timing, Looping & Exporting
Chapter 11: FIREWORKS INTEGRATION WORKFLOW (22 min) 1.Using Library Items in Dreamweaver 2.Exporting a SWF & Editing It in Flash® 3.Editing Layers in Photoshop® 4.Editing Vector Graphics in Illustrator® 5.Credits
Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 0.4 Hours
Platform: Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included
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