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Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Video Description

Adobe Flash, the de facto web animation package, is a must-have in the arsenal of every web and mobile designer. In this 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. Learn how to manage shapes, build symbols, and manage instances. Then, follow along with the huge array of animation techniques, including tweened sequences, applying easing, and special effects. Finally, edit your animations and publish your work for the world to see, all in Adobe Flash CS5! Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Table of Contents

  1. Course Overview
    1. Overview 00:02:27
  2. What is Flash?
    1. Understanding What Flash Can Do 00:06:16
    2. Weaknesses 00:05:03
    3. Strengths 00:03:12
  3. Getting Started with Flash
    1. Welcome Screen 00:02:48
    2. Creating New Movies 00:03:43
    3. Creating Movies from Templates 00:02:36
    4. Touring the Interface 00:06:35
    5. Panels 00:07:33
    6. Toolbox 00:05:12
  4. Navigating & Working with Files
    1. Customizing the Interface 00:06:17
    2. Exploring Workspaces 00:03:16
    3. Saving Workspaces 00:03:36
    4. Setting Flash Preferences 00:05:42
    5. Opening Files 00:02:25
    6. Zooming In & Out 00:04:10
    7. Zooming Techniques 00:04:55
    8. Navigation Techniques 00:02:08
    9. Setting Movie Properties 00:06:42
    10. Saving Flash Files 00:03:07
    11. New Features 00:04:32
  5. Getting Started with the Drawing Tools
    1. Pencil Tool Basics 00:03:39
    2. Options for the Pencil Tool 00:05:33
    3. Line Tool Basics 00:03:28
    4. Line Tool Properties 00:03:09
    5. Brush Tool Basics 00:04:39
    6. Brush Tool Modes pt. 1 00:04:24
    7. Brush Tool Modes pt. 2 00:04:22
    8. Erasing Mistakes with the Eraser Tool 00:04:21
    9. Eraser Tool Modes 00:05:15
    10. Pen Tool Basics 00:06:48
    11. Drawing Straight Lines & Polygons 00:04:30
    12. Drawing Curves 00:05:28
    13. Creating Combination Paths 00:04:32
    14. Manipulating Anchor Points 00:06:57
  6. Drawing Shapes
    1. Drawing Squares & Rectangles 00:05:06
    2. Setting a Corner Radius 00:05:33
    3. Drawing Ovals & Circles 00:03:34
    4. Setting Oval Options 00:05:29
    5. Rectangle Primitive Tool 00:05:56
    6. Oval Primitive Tool 00:03:14
    7. Polygons & Stars 00:04:09
    8. Deco Tool 00:07:29
    9. Selecting Objects pt. 1 00:06:41
    10. Selecting Objects pt. 2 00:05:15
    11. Using the Lasso Tool 00:03:32
    12. Merge Drawing Mode 00:06:19
    13. Object Drawing Mode 00:04:19
  7. Working with Color
    1. Filling with the Paint Bucket Tool 00:05:49
    2. Creating Outlines with the Ink Bottle 00:04:26
    3. Creating Custom Colors 00:04:30
    4. Applying Transparency with Alpha 00:04:09
    5. Using Custom Gradients 00:05:20
  8. Managing Shapes
    1. Positioning Objects 00:05:34
    2. Duplicating Content 00:05:06
    3. Aligning Objects 00:05:02
    4. Spacing Objects 00:03:34
    5. Transforming Shapes 00:03:11
    6. Combining Objects pt. 1 00:05:07
    7. Combining Objects pt. 2 00:02:51
    8. Grouping & Ungrouping 00:08:14
    9. Stacking Objects 00:03:04
  9. Working with Type
    1. Point & Paragraph Text 00:04:39
    2. Formatting Text 00:05:27
    3. Creating Multiple Columns 00:05:13
    4. Connecting Text Frames 00:05:53
  10. Symbols / Instances / Library
    1. Understanding Symbols & Instances 00:04:42
    2. Creating Graphic Symbols 00:05:59
    3. Graphic Symbols from Scratch 00:06:00
    4. Creating Movie Clip Symbols 00:06:23
    5. Animating within a Movie Clip 00:06:54
    6. Creating Button Symbols pt. 1 00:04:19
    7. Creating Button Symbols pt. 2 00:05:50
    8. Applying Behaviors to Buttons 00:06:05
    9. Using the Library 00:06:22
    10. Inserting Instances 00:05:20
    11. Editing Symbols 00:05:10
  11. Creating Animation
    1. Understanding Animation in Flash 00:03:41
    2. Timeline Frames & Keyframes 00:07:17
    3. Motion Tweened Animation 00:04:25
    4. Editing Tweened Animations 00:02:36
    5. Using Motion Presets 00:08:37
    6. Editing Animations 00:03:50
    7. Using the Motion Editor pt. 1 00:04:38
    8. Using the Motion Editor pt. 2 00:05:06
    9. Animating with the Bone Tool 00:06:15
  12. Traditional Animation & Layers
    1. Frame-by-Frame Animation 00:06:12
    2. Creating Classic Motion Tweening 00:04:58
    3. Shape Tweening 00:02:42
    4. Creating & Managing Layers 00:07:30
    5. Controlling Playback Timing 00:03:38
  13. Publishing Your Movies
    1. Publishing to the SWF Format 00:05:03
    2. Publishing to HTML 00:05:13
  14. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:01:52
  15. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:00:52