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Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5

Video Description

Jump headlong into the world of Adobe Flash Catalyst, where you'll learn how to build engaging, interactive environments for your users. Begin by getting an understanding of what Flash Catalyst is and getting comfortable within the interface, then head right into building a wireframe design. You'll learn Flash Catalyst fundamentals like layout options, managing layers, building states, and adding simple interactions. Next, you'll learn about how to develop projects further with Illustrator and Photoshop, how to create projects from scratch within Catalyst, and how to skin and develop components. From there, you'll delve into a project workflow, where learn how to plan, scratchbuild, and develop your Catalyst applications, how to add interactions and transitions, and how to publish your projects to SWF and AIR. The world of Flash Catalyst awaits! Click the movie links below to get started.

Table of Contents

  1. Course Introduction
    1. Course Overview 00:02:54
  2. Introducing Flash Catalyst CS5.5
    1. What Flash Catalyst Is 00:03:25
    2. Understanding Catalyst Building Blocks 00:03:42
    3. Welcome Screen and Creating a Project 00:05:04
    4. Flash Catalyst Interface pt. 1 00:03:21
    5. Flash Catalyst Interface pt. 2 00:05:09
    6. Customizing the Interface 00:03:43
    7. Design and Code Views 00:03:45
    8. Zooming and Navigating 00:04:26
    9. Additional Zooming Techniques 00:03:47
    10. Understanding Pages and States 00:04:41
  3. Building a Wireframe Design
    1. Planning Your Project 00:04:37
    2. Viewing the Final Result 00:03:13
    3. Creating the Project File 00:04:47
    4. Getting the Layout Underway 00:05:23
    5. Adding in Components 00:06:57
    6. Inserting Design Time Data 00:03:32
    7. Adding in Text 00:04:22
    8. Arranging the App Structure 00:06:22
    9. Building the App Further pt. 1 00:06:24
    10. Building the App Further pt. 2 00:08:08
    11. Creating Basic Interactions 00:03:31
    12. Previewing the Application 00:01:39
  4. Creating a New Project
    1. Downloading Design Elements 00:05:38
    2. Developing in Illustrator pt. 1 00:05:43
    3. Developing in Illustrator pt. 2 00:06:54
    4. Developing in Illustrator pt. 3 00:07:51
    5. Developing in Photoshop pt. 1 00:03:50
    6. Developing in Photoshop pt. 2 00:04:59
    7. Developing in Photoshop pt. 3 00:08:19
    8. Starting a Project in Flash Catalyst 00:03:54
  5. Creating and Editing Content
    1. Drawing Rectangles and Ellipses 00:04:21
    2. Drawing Polygons and Lines 00:03:30
    3. Selecting Objects 00:05:55
    4. Adjusting Object Properties 00:04:31
    5. Applying Fills 00:05:02
    6. Applying Strokes 00:03:14
    7. Aligning and Spacing Content 00:05:28
    8. Grouping and Selecting 00:04:14
    9. Stacking Order 00:03:23
    10. Using Guides and Rulers 00:04:55
  6. States / Layers / Artwork
    1. Working with Layers 00:07:21
    2. Organizing Layers 00:02:38
    3. Working with States 00:06:03
    4. Moving Objects Between States 00:05:21
    5. Importing Illustrator Content 00:06:14
    6. Importing Photoshop Content 00:05:05
    7. Importing Images 00:01:06
  7. Inserting and Skinning Components
    1. Understanding Components 00:02:20
    2. Working with Button Elements 00:05:02
    3. Creating Checkboxes 00:03:14
    4. Using Radio Buttons and Radio Groups 00:05:53
    5. Using Text Input Fields 00:02:26
    6. Creating Horizontal and Vertical Sliders 00:04:19
    7. Working with Toggle Buttons 00:02:30
    8. Skinning a Button Method pt. 1 00:06:46
    9. Skinning a Button Method pt. 2 00:06:23
    10. Skinning Scroll Bars 00:04:26
    11. Inserting a Combo Box 00:03:10
    12. Using Drop Down Components 00:02:10
    13. Working with Button Bars 00:03:00
    14. Inserting a Numeric Stepper 00:02:05
    15. Building a Custom Data List 00:06:10
    16. Creating a Custom List pt. 1 00:04:59
    17. Creating a Custom List pt. 2 00:03:56
    18. Adding Custom Data 00:02:20
  8. Building a Project in Illustrator
    1. Viewing the Completed Project 00:02:46
    2. Setting Up the Illustrator File 00:04:46
    3. Getting the Wireframe Underway 00:08:15
    4. Inserting and Masking the Photo 00:03:46
    5. Inserting Text 00:03:12
    6. Creating the Navigation Buttons 00:05:18
    7. Adding in Other Text Elements 00:02:30
    8. Applying Color to the Layout 00:05:18
    9. Applying a Bevel Effect 00:03:50
    10. Organizing the Projects Layers 00:04:46
    11. Beginning the Second State 00:02:59
    12. Creating the Checkmarks 00:06:45
    13. Creating the Toggle Buttons 00:04:30
    14. Building the Slider pt. 1 00:06:20
    15. Building the Slider pt. 2 00:03:27
    16. Creating the Navigation Buttons 00:03:20
    17. Finalizing the Second State 00:04:35
    18. Setting Up the Third State 00:04:39
    19. Creating the Text Fields 00:04:34
    20. Finishing Up the Third State 00:05:59
    21. Beginning the Fourth State 00:06:38
    22. Wrapping Up the Illustrator Layout 00:03:51
  9. Developing the Project in Flash Catalyst
    1. Importing the Illustrator Project 00:04:30
    2. Setting Up the Applications States 00:03:53
    3. Creating the Main Button Component 00:06:32
    4. Duplicating the Button Component 00:05:58
    5. Adding an Interaction to the Button 00:03:14
    6. Creating the Checkbox Components 00:05:39
    7. Inserting the Checkbox Components 00:04:07
    8. Building the Toggle Buttons pt. 1 00:08:00
    9. Building the Toggle Buttons pt. 2 00:02:09
    10. Setting Up the Horizontal Slider 00:04:10
    11. Building the Interface Buttons 00:05:34
    12. Creating the Contact Info State 00:04:59
    13. Creating the Submit State 00:03:27
  10. Adding Interactions
    1. A Closer Look at Interactions 00:03:53
    2. Creating a Self-Running Interaction 00:02:35
    3. Editing Interactions 00:02:08
  11. Creating Transitions
    1. Viewing the Timelines Panel 00:03:50
    2. Creating a Smooth Transition 00:05:37
    3. Creating a Move Transition 00:03:43
    4. Defining a Rotate Transition 00:02:58
  12. Publishing Your Work
    1. Publishing to SWF 00:03:51
    2. Publishing to Adobe AIR 00:03:15
  13. Conclusion
    1. Wrapping Up 00:02:17
  14. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:00:54