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Adobe Flash CS3 Tutorial


Adobe® Flash® CS3 is the world’s leading authoring tool for creating media-rich web sites, web applications, online games, streaming audio and video presentations, animated greeting cards, and much, much more. With Flash, it is easy to create sophisticated presentations incorporating pictures, animation, sound, video, and special effects. In this tutorial, author James Gonzalez applies his Flash expertise and many years of training experience to present step-by-step demonstrations and instructions covering a wide range of Flash animation and authoring techniques. At the conclusion of this tutorial, you will be well on your way to creating the engaging and interactive web content expected by today’s sophisticated audiences. To begin learning Adobe Flash CS3 today, simply click on one of the movie links.

About this Course

Course Overview
What is Flash & Why Use It?
File Types & Players
New in Flash CS3 Professional

The Flash Interface

Interface Overview
Timeline & Layer Controls
The Toolbar
Properties Inspector
Panels pt. 1
Panels pt. 2

Creating Simple Graphics

Graphic Creation Tools Overview
Lines & Strokes
Fills
Object vs. Merge Drawing Models
Geometric Shape Tools
Brush Tool
Pen Tool
Text Tool

Modifying Graphics

Using the Pointer / Selection Tool
Using the Sub-selection Tool
Selecting Objects with the Lasso Tool
Modifying Paths with the Selection Tools
Modifying Paths with the Pen Tool
Working with Gradients in the Color Panel
Working with the Gradient Transform Tool

Using Non-Flash Graphics

Overview: Using Non-Flash Graphics
Importing & Compressing Bitmaps
Importing Images from Fireworks
Importing Images from Photoshop
Importing Images from Illustrator pt. 1
Importing Images from Illustrator pt. 2
Converting Bitmaps into Vector Graphics pt. 1
Converting Bitmaps into Vector Graphics pt. 2
Summary: Working with Non-Flash Graphics

Symbols & Instances

Symbols Defined pt. 1
Symbols Defined pt. 2
Naming Guidelines for Instances
Creating Symbols pt. 1
Creating Symbols pt. 2
The Library
Sharing Libraries
Modifying Symbol Instances
Setting Color Styles of Instances
Applying Graphic Filters
Drop Shadow / Bevel / Blur / Glow Filters
Gradient Glow & Bevel / Adjust Colors Filters

Animation Basics

Understanding the Timeline
Understanding Frames & Keyframes
Frame-by-Frame Animation
Setting the Frame Rate
Inserting & Removing Frames
Onion Skinning

Creating Shape Tween Animations

Shape Tweening Overview
Shape Tweening Simple Shapes
Shape Tweening Lines & Fills
Shape Tweening Text
Using Shape Hints
Troubleshooting Broken Tweens

Creating Motion Tween Animations

Motion Tweening Overview
Animating the Alpha of Symbols & Text
Animating Color & Size
Rotating & Spinning Animations
Tweening Effects
Motion Guide Tweening pt. 1
Motion Guide Tweening pt. 2
Customizing Ease In/Out of Tweens pt. 1
Customizing Ease In/Out of Tweens pt. 2
Timeline Effects pt. 1
Timeline Effects pt. 2

Working with Buttons

Overview of Button Symbols
Button States
Button Types
Creating Rollover Buttons
Creating Invisible Buttons
Adding Sound to Buttons

Working with Movie Clips

Movie Clips Defined
Creating & Editing Movie Clips pt. 1
Creating & Editing Movie Clips pt. 2
Animating Buttons with Movie Clips
Applying Blending Modes to Movie Clips

Working with Text

About Flash Text
Text Anti-Aliasing
Text Types
Spell Check
Text Options & Attributes pt. 1
Text Options & Attributes pt. 2
Embedded & Device Fonts

Working with Sound

Importing Sound to the Library
Compressing Sound
Working with Sound
Modifying Sound Settings
Edit Sound with the Edit Envelope

Working with Video

About Flash Video
Importing Video
About Video Compression
Compressing Video in the Import Wizard
Editing Video in the Import Wizard
Encoding Video with the Flash Video Encoder
Third Party Encoders

Applying Behaviors

Basic Interactivity Using Behaviors
The Behaviors Panel
Events
Mouse Events
Useful Behaviors pt. 1
Useful Behaviors pt. 2

ActionScript Basics

ActionScript Defined
The Actions Panel
ActionScript 3.0 vs. 2.0
Controlling the Timeline Using ActionScript
Mouse Events
ActionScript for Linking to Other Web Pages
Copying & Converting Animations Using ActionScript

Components & Forms

About Components
UI Components
Creating a Form Using UI Components
Configuring Components

Publishing

Publishing Overview
Publishing for the Web
Publishing HTML Files
Creating Projectors
Publishing Bitmap Images
Publishing QuickTime Videos
Printing from Flash

Wrap-up

Course Wrap Up
Author Movie


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