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Adobe Flash CS6

Video Description

The de facto interactive animation package, Flash, is a must-have in the arsenal of every web and mobile designer. In this VTC course, you'll discover the ins and outs of creating and managing Flash movies and interactive content. Come along for the ride as we delve into working with Flash's interface, tools, and objects. You will learn how to manage shapes, build symbols, and manage instances. Follow along with author Geoff Blake as he shows you the huge array of animation techniques, including tweened sequences, applying easing, and special effects. From there, edit your animations and publish your work in a variety of formats for the world to see, including SWF, Adobe AIR, and HTML5. All this and more awaits in Adobe Flash CS6!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Course Overview 00:02:46
  2. What Flash Is
    1. Understanding What Flash Can Do 00:05:13
    2. Weaknesses 00:03:47
    3. Strengths 00:01:32
  3. Getting Started with Flash
    1. The Welcome Screen 00:03:47
    2. Creating New Movies 00:05:01
    3. Creating Movies from Templates 00:02:14
    4. A Tour of the Interface 00:05:19
    5. Panels 00:06:43
    6. Toolbox 00:05:24
  4. Navigating and Working with Files
    1. Customizing the Interface 00:05:25
    2. Exploring Workspaces 00:03:18
    3. Saving Workspaces 00:04:15
    4. Setting Flash Preferences 00:04:27
    5. Opening Files 00:04:04
    6. Zooming In and Out 00:04:21
    7. Zooming Techniques 00:06:01
    8. Navigation Techniques 00:03:17
    9. Adjusting Document Settings 00:06:09
    10. Saving Flash Files 00:03:12
    11. A Closer Look at Auto Save 00:03:35
    12. A Closer Look at Auto Recovery 00:05:35
  5. Getting Started with Drawing Tools
    1. A First Look at the Pencil Tool 00:04:44
    2. Options for the Pencil Tool 00:06:49
    3. Using the Line Tool 00:05:04
    4. Brush Tool 00:04:51
    5. Brush Tool Modes 00:06:06
    6. Erasing Mistakes with the Eraser Tool 00:06:34
    7. Using the Pen Tool 00:06:37
    8. Drawing Straight Lines and Polygons 00:04:52
    9. Drawing Curves 00:06:49
    10. Creating Combination Paths 00:05:41
    11. Manipulating Anchor Points 00:07:19
  6. Drawing Shapes
    1. Drawing Squares and Rectangles 00:05:24
    2. Setting a Corner Radius 00:05:09
    3. Drawing Ovals and Circles 00:05:13
    4. Setting Oval Options 00:04:35
    5. Rectangle Primitive Tool 00:05:25
    6. Oval Primitive Tool 00:04:50
    7. Polygons and Stars 00:04:38
    8. Selecting Objects pt. 1 00:04:45
    9. Selecting Objects pt. 2 00:05:34
    10. Using the Lasso Tool 00:04:30
    11. Merge Drawing Mode 00:07:32
    12. Object Drawing Mode 00:06:07
  7. Working with Color
    1. Filling with the Paint Bucket Tool 00:05:34
    2. Creating Outlines with the Ink Bottle 00:03:00
    3. Creating Custom Colors 00:05:49
    4. Applying Transparency with Alpha 00:03:21
    5. Using Custom Gradients 00:06:11
  8. Managing Shapes
    1. Positioning Objects 00:04:59
    2. Duplicating Content 00:05:43
    3. Aligning Objects 00:05:22
    4. Spacing Objects Apart 00:05:02
    5. Using Free Transform 00:04:10
    6. Using the Transform Panel 00:03:36
    7. Grouping and Ungrouping 00:08:04
    8. Stacking Objects 00:05:18
    9. Combining Objects Together 00:06:43
    10. Object Drawing Mode Secret 00:04:22
  9. Working with Type
    1. Point and Paragraph Text 00:05:25
    2. Formatting Text 00:06:49
    3. Exploring TLF Options 00:05:53
    4. Creating Multiple Columns 00:04:57
    5. Connecting Text Frames 00:07:15
  10. Symbols / Instances / Library
    1. Understanding Symbols and Instances 00:04:50
    2. Creating Graphic Symbols 00:05:10
    3. Graphic Symbols From Scratch 00:06:14
    4. Inserting Instances of Graphic Symbols 00:05:08
    5. Creating Movie Clip Symbols 00:04:53
    6. Animating within a Movie Clip pt. 1 00:06:40
    7. Animating within a Movie Clip pt. 2 00:04:27
    8. Creating Button Symbols pt. 1 00:05:08
    9. Creating Button Symbols pt. 2 00:06:50
    10. Understanding the Hit Frame 00:04:15
    11. Applying a Simple Code Snippet 00:05:48
    12. Using the Library 00:03:25
    13. Editing Symbols 00:06:24
  11. Creating Animation
    1. Understanding Animation in Flash 00:03:31
    2. Timeline Frames and Keyframes 00:06:35
    3. Motion Tweened Animation 00:04:39
    4. Editing Tweened Animations 00:03:52
    5. Using Motion Presets 00:06:03
    6. Introducing the Motion Editor 00:06:14
    7. Editing with the Motion Editor 00:06:58
    8. Additional Motion Editor Effects 00:06:07
  12. Traditional Animation and Layers
    1. Frame-by-Frame Animation 00:06:08
    2. Creating Classic Motion Tweening 00:03:04
    3. Creating and Managing Layers 00:05:07
    4. Shape Tweening 00:03:32
    5. Controlling Playback Speed 00:05:27
  13. Publishing Your Movies
    1. Resizing Movies and Content 00:03:04
    2. Publishing to the SWF Format 00:04:56
    3. Publishing to HTML 00:06:12
    4. Simulating Adobe AIR Mobile 00:05:54
    5. Publishing to Mobile 00:06:12
    6. New HTML5 Support 00:06:10
  14. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:02:46
  15. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:00:56