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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Essentials Online Training

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Essentials Online Training


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Course Overview

This introductory training is tailored specifically to the needs of a beginner or intermediate user of Adobe Flash CS4. During the course you will learn how to create, animate and efficiently mange your rich media content via the brand new CS4 interface. You will understand how to correctly implement features like the new motion tween, motion presets, ActionScript3 event handling and how to professionally set up your site.

Specific lessons include working with video and video controllers, building and modifying a Motion Tween, motion presets, production animation techniques and how to set up and use the new Frame Spans.

By the time you have completed this course you will have the confidence, experience and tools to effectively utilize flash when constructing your own rich media websites, create eye-catching flash banner advertisements, incorporate sound and video and publish your site.

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Touring the Flash Interface
New Document Settings & Navigation
Drawing & Selecting Simple Vector Shapes
Drawing Curves with the Pen & Pencil Tools
Exploring Other Drawing Tools
Interaction between Shapes
Grouping Objects
Working in Object Drawing Mode


Working with Layers
Using Bitmaps
Adding Text
Use the Regular & Primitive Shape Tools to Build a Graphic
Creating & Adjusting a Symbol
Transforming Objects with the Free Transform Tool
Exploring Color Types & Gradients

Chapter 3: THE TIMELINE (20 min)

Timeline Basics
Create a Span of Frames & Control the Playhead
Creating Keyframes
Insert Blank Keyframes & Clear Keyframes
Frame-by-Frame Animation & Onion Skin

Chapter 4: MOTION PRESETS (35 min)

Getting Started with Motion Presets
Modifying a Motion Tween
Stretching Tween Spans
Save Custom Presets & Create Layer Folders
Moving Tween Spans
Setting Static Frames
Building a Test Movie

Chapter 5: CREATING A MOTION TWEEN (38 min)

Adding a Motion Tween
Setting Property Keyframes for Scale & Rotation
Creating a Motion Tween from a Shape
Easing Keyframes
Creating a Fade-in by Adjusting the Alpha
Making a Motion Preset

Chapter 6: ANIMATION TECHNIQUES (55 min)

Importing Slideshow Content
Working in a Movie Clip Timeline
Animating the First Image in the Slideshow
Non-linear Animation
Swapping Objects
Using the Distribute to Layers Command
Adjust Timeline View Options & Animation Timing

Chapter 7: ACTIONSCRIPT & BEHAVIORS (62 min)

Introducing ActionScript
Adding a Stop Action
Creating Buttons & Setting Button States
Creating Interactive Text Buttons
Adding Site Content
Setting up for ActionScript 2
Adding Behaviors with ActionScript 2
Writing ActionScript 3

Chapter 8: USING SOUND & VIDEO (43 min)

Adding a Sound File to the Timeline
Adding Sound to a Button
Encoding Video for Import into Flash
Set Import Options & Choose a Player Skin
The FLVPlayback Component & Component Inspector
Flash Video for ActionScript 2 & Older Players

Chapter 9: PUBLISHING YOUR SITE (40 min)

Overview of Flash Publish Settings
Compression in Bitmaps & Sounds
Other Flash Publish Settings
HTML Settings
Publishing Your Flash Movie
Dreamweaver(R) Integration
Uploading Your Site to a Server via FTP


Length of Subscription:
12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 6 Hours
Platform:  Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included

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