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Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 Select Topics Online Course

Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 Select Topics Online Course


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Course Overview

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.

Example Video

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


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


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®

  • 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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