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Macromedia Flash Professional 8

Video Description

This training series produced in HD includes over 24 hours of indexed tutorials on the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive web sites. You will dramatically expand your knowledge of Flash and its extensive capabilities.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: A Quick Flash Demo
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:01
    2. Introducing the Flash Interface 00:02:20
    3. Adding Elements to the Stage 00:02:54
    4. Duplicating Library Items 00:02:58
    5. Introducing Keyframes, the Transform Tool & Tweening 00:04:13
    6. Creating Animations 00:08:53
    7. Adding Audio, Swapping Symbols & Testing a Movie 00:07:47
    8. Using Graphic Symbols 00:02:10
    9. Combining Animations into One Project 00:02:29
    10. Creating & Arranging Buttons 00:05:06
    11. Adding & Labeling Action Keyframes 00:04:07
    12. Adding Behaviors to Buttons 00:02:22
    13. Using the Publish Preview Command 00:01:12
  2. Chapter 2: Meet Flash: Fundamentals
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:17
    2. Navigating the Stage Area 00:04:43
    3. Accessing & Organizing Panels 00:07:14
    4. Saving, Exporting & Testing 00:04:50
    5. Selecting a Flash Player Version for a New Project 00:03:05
    6. Introducing Layers 00:04:34
    7. Creating New Layers & Moving Items Between Layers 00:04:03
    8. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Locking Layers 00:04:20
    9. Using Outline Mode, Layer Folders & Properties 00:03:58
  3. Chapter 3: Drawing with Vectors
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:13
    2. Comparing Vectors & Bitmaps 00:05:55
    3. Working with the Pen Tool 00:05:50
    4. Drawing a Heart Shape with the Pen Tool 00:03:12
    5. Where to Put Points & How Far to Drag Handles 00:06:17
    6. Practicing Your Vector Drawing Skills 00:06:20
  4. Chapter 4: Flash Natural Drawing Tools
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:14
    2. Setting Up the Drawing Preferences 00:02:29
    3. Exploring the Pencil Tool Options 00:03:06
    4. Using the Line & Paint Bucket Tools 00:03:36
    5. Distinguishing Between Strokes & Fills 00:02:03
    6. Modifying Vectors Using the Selection Tool 00:04:17
    7. Snapping & Modifying Curves with the Selection Tool 00:02:35
    8. Altering Drawings with the Selection Options 00:02:12
    9. Using the Brush & Paint Bucket Tools to Fill 00:02:19
    10. Painting Using the Various Brush Modes 00:03:13
    11. Working with a Stylus & a Tablet 00:01:01
    12. Drawing with the Rectangle Tool 00:04:51
    13. Drawing with the Oval Tool 00:01:42
    14. Drawing with the PolyStar Tool 00:02:11
    15. Working with the Eye Dropper Tool 00:03:56
    16. Working with the Ink Bottle Tool 00:02:32
    17. Working with the Eraser Tool 00:02:48
  5. Chapter 5: Advanced Vector Drawing
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:21
    2. Intersecting Shapes within a Single Layer 00:06:20
    3. Using the Selection Tool 00:01:35
    4. Creating Complex Shapes with Intersecting Lines 00:07:55
    5. Combining Tools to Create Detailed Curves 00:05:24
    6. Vector Drawing Techniques 00:09:15
    7. Grouping Vector Shapes 00:05:45
    8. Editing the Contents of a Group 00:03:15
    9. Creating & Arranging Groups 00:09:45
    10. Object-Based Drawing 00:04:23
  6. Chapter 6: Setting Colors in Flash
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:18
    2. Introducing Advanced Color Selection 00:04:18
    3. Working with the Color Mixer 00:03:10
    4. Creating Transparency & Sampling Colors 00:03:04
    5. Using the Color Swatches Palette 00:04:33
    6. Applying & Stylizing Strokes 00:04:18
    7. Adjusting Cap, Join & Other Stroke Properties 00:05:41
    8. Applying & Transforming Gradients 00:07:20
    9. Saving & Locking Gradients 00:05:51
    10. Choosing a Gradient Overflow 00:02:53
    11. Adding Transparency to a Gradient 00:02:20
  7. Chapter 7: Bitmaps in Flash
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:12
    2. Importing Files to the Stage & Library 00:06:33
    3. File Compression Settings, Size Report & Use Count 00:06:01
    4. Compressing Individual Files 00:03:44
    5. Importing an Image with a Transparent Background 00:04:36
    6. Using Trace Bitmap to Change a Background to Vectors 00:04:22
    7. Changing a Foreground Item to Vectors 00:02:58
    8. Using the Optimize Curves Command 00:02:05
    9. Grouping an Image & Using the Transform Tools 00:04:15
    10. Performing Transformations Numerically 00:02:20
    11. Working with the Free Transform Options 00:04:16
    12. Working with Bitmap Fills inside a Vector Shape 00:04:13
    13. Using the Break Apart Command & the Magic Wand Tool 00:05:29
  8. Chapter 8: Using Text in Flash
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:16
    2. Auto-Sizing, Auto-Wrapping & Selecting Text 00:05:11
    3. Changing a Font, Picking a Color & Checking Spelling 00:04:18
    4. Using Rulers, Guides, Grids & Snapping 00:04:34
    5. Aligning, Distributing & Spacing Text 00:05:13
    6. Working with Device Fonts 00:07:27
    7. Editing Files with Missing Fonts 00:01:59
    8. Anti-Aliasing Text for Better Quality & Readability 00:07:01
    9. Paragraph & Character Formatting 00:06:03
    10. Using Text as a Design Element 00:06:27
    11. Text on a Path, Guide Layers & the Transform Panel 00:06:49
  9. Chapter 9: Symbols
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:16
    2. Introducing Symbols 00:01:58
    3. Creating & Reusing a Symbol 00:03:07
    4. Editing a Symbol in Place 00:03:53
    5. Editing a Symbol in the Library 00:01:54
    6. Modifying an Instance of a Symbol 00:01:50
    7. Nesting Elements inside a Symbol 00:05:01
    8. Adjusting the Color & Opacity of a Symbol 00:06:00
    9. Deconstructing & Reordering Symbol Parts 00:09:14
    10. Taking Advantage of Logically Ordered Layers 00:02:00
    11. Organizing the Library 00:03:03
    12. Looking at Symbols as a Movie inside of a Movie 00:02:25
  10. Chapter 10: Symbol Effects: Filters & Blends
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:14
    2. Applying Fader Gradients 00:04:12
    3. Adding Text & Graphics to a Background 00:02:46
    4. Converting Text to Symbols 00:02:44
    5. Using Drop Shadows with Text 00:07:14
    6. Using Drop Shadows with Symbols 00:01:43
    7. Applying the Blur Filter to Text & Symbols 00:02:44
    8. Customizing Glow & Bevel 00:05:30
    9. Disabling Filters & Using the Gradient Bevel Filter 00:03:22
    10. Stacking Order & Other Filters & Settings 00:03:26
    11. Saving & Using Filter Presets 00:03:02
    12. Understanding Blend Modes 00:02:40
    13. Using the Normal, Darken & Multiply Blend Modes 00:04:12
    14. Using the Lighten & Screen Blend Modes 00:02:01
    15. Using the Overlay & Hard Light Blend Modes 00:02:30
    16. Using the Add, Subtract, Difference & Invert Blends 00:04:20
    17. Building a Mask without Blend Modes 00:04:12
    18. Building a Mask Using Alpha, Blend & Layer Modes 00:06:16
    19. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:24
  11. Chapter 11: Introduction to the Timeline
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:16
    2. Introducing Frame-Based Animation 00:04:38
    3. The Timeline Window 00:05:39
    4. Understanding Keyframes 00:05:04
    5. Animating Your Elements Using Keyframes 00:06:22
    6. Practicing Your Animation Techniques 00:07:48
    7. Using Onion Skin View 00:06:19
    8. Facial Animation 00:07:36
    9. Replacement Animation 00:05:50
    10. Rotoscoping 00:05:44
  12. Chapter 12: Shape Tweening
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:19
    2. Doing a Simple Shape Tween 00:06:55
    3. Getting Your Tween to Behave Properly 00:04:46
    4. Distributive & Angular Blending 00:03:00
    5. Working with Shape Hints 00:06:02
    6. Modifying a Graphic for a Better Tween 00:07:56
    7. Choosing Shape Hint Location for a Complex Graphic 00:07:41
    8. Segmenting a Graphic for Smoother Tweening 00:04:23
    9. Tweening Facial Expressions 00:05:18
    10. Using Shape Hints for Sophisticated Tweening 00:07:29
    11. Fine-Tuning Facial Animation 00:05:36
    12. Setting Up a Tween with Text 00:06:19
    13. Adjusting a Text Tween & Making it Loop 00:04:37
  13. Chapter 13: Motion Tweening
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:12
    2. Differences in Structure of Shape & Motion Tweens 00:02:48
    3. Converting an Object to Symbol & Motion Tweening 00:03:33
    4. Scaling & Rotating Motion Tweening 00:05:41
    5. Adding a Background Color & Making a Cloud Layer 00:01:53
    6. The Problems with Motion Tweening a Shape 00:03:09
    7. Problems with Using the Create Motion Tween Option 00:04:31
    8. Setting Up the Traveling Cloud Animation 00:03:24
    9. Simulating the Camera Flying Down to the Ground 00:07:10
    10. Animating the Airship Landing 00:03:16
    11. Creating an Elastic Landing Effect 00:04:14
    12. Replacing Grouped Ship with Ship & Canopy 00:05:49
    13. Animating the Alien Hopping out of the Ship 00:05:04
    14. Motion Tweening Individual Text Characters 00:07:56
    15. Adding Randomness to Text Animations 00:05:21
  14. Chapter 14: Advanced Animation Techniques
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Fading In a Background 00:04:14
    3. Animating a Banner with Filters & Text 00:04:08
    4. Animating a Title with a Blur Effect 00:03:01
    5. Animating Navigation Buttons into View 00:05:14
    6. Fading In a Block of Text 00:02:25
    7. Tweaking the Timing of Animations 00:02:24
    8. Setting Up a Motion Guide Path 00:06:00
    9. Orienting an Object to a Motion Guide Path 00:02:51
    10. Controlling Speed, Snapping & Registration Point 00:06:37
    11. Reconfiguring Your Workspace 00:02:57
    12. Adding & Swapping Facial Expression Symbols 00:02:27
    13. Modifying Elements to React with One Another 00:04:10
    14. Creating a Stretch & Squash Effect 00:07:59
    15. Tweening & Shifting Keyframes to Exaggerate Motion 00:04:02
  15. Chapter 15: Simulating Speed in Your Animations
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:11
    2. Understanding Speed in Flash 00:02:58
    3. Introducing Ease 00:04:46
    4. Easing In & Out of Motion Tweens 00:07:20
    5. Improving Animations with Subtle Ease 00:06:17
    6. Using the Custom Ease In / Ease Out Dialog Box 00:09:26
    7. Easing within a Motion Guide Layer 00:10:03
    8. Customizing Ease for Position 00:05:31
    9. Customizing Ease for Rotation & Color 00:04:04
    10. Using a Gradient to Simulate Speed 00:05:17
    11. Applying a Motion Blur to Simulate Speed 00:06:12
  16. Chapter 16: Nesting Symbols for Complex Animation
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:23
    2. Introducing Timeline Effects 00:05:11
    3. Reviewing & Preparing for Animation 00:04:40
    4. Working with Groups & Symbols 00:02:23
    5. Symbols, Nesting & Motion Tweening 00:05:23
    6. Creating Nested Animations 00:08:45
    7. Building Multi-Layered Animations 00:03:35
    8. Creating Motion along a Path 00:05:54
    9. Packaging Symbols 00:06:02
    10. Understanding Graphic & Movie Clip Symbols 00:09:37
    11. Creating Character Animations 00:03:05
    12. Managing Character Animations with Nesting & Symbols 00:05:58
  17. Chapter 17: Animated Masks & Filters
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:17
    2. Using Open External Library to Copy Assets 00:01:46
    3. Animating a Mask Using a Shape Tween 00:03:24
    4. Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect 00:09:17
    5. Animating a Signature Using Stage Reveal 00:03:27
    6. Working with Complex, Layered Vector Artwork 00:06:14
    7. Reproducing an Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) Gradient 00:02:17
    8. Animating a Gradient to Create a Shimmer Effect 00:05:42
    9. Combining Filters, Blends & Motion Tweening 00:03:56
    10. Creating a Kaleidoscope Effect 00:03:25
    11. Creating a Realistic Drop Shadow 00:07:05
    12. Using Blend Options to Create a Soft Mask 00:07:14
  18. Chapter 18: Sound & Video
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:21
    2. Importing & Adding Sound to the Timeline 00:05:41
    3. Working with Audio File Sizes 00:04:47
    4. Adding Effects to Sound & Customizing Settings 00:04:30
    5. Syncing Up the Sound with the Action 00:07:44
    6. Working with Speech Compression 00:04:00
    7. Streaming Audio 00:03:37
    8. Working with Frame Labels 00:05:03
    9. Adjusting the Animation to the Voice Over Track 00:02:24
    10. Setting Up Audio for Lip Sync 00:05:29
    11. Adding a Looping Mouth Movie 00:05:29
    12. Fine-Tuning Specific Mouth Movements 00:05:20
    13. Changing Facial Expressions to Match Words 00:02:27
    14. Importing Video 00:06:18
    15. Editing Video Prior to Bringing it into the Timeline 00:02:30
    16. Selecting Video Compression Settings 00:02:17
    17. Adding Effects & Motion Tweens to Video 00:03:13
    18. Using Progressive Download & Selecting the Skin 00:04:41
    19. Using the Flash 8 Video Encoder 00:06:56
    20. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:23
  19. Chapter 19: Flash Buttons
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:15
    2. Making a Simple Button 00:08:08
    3. Using a Hit State 00:06:28
    4. Making Animated Buttons 00:04:32
    5. Adding Sounds to Buttons 00:06:25
    6. Applying a Drop Shadow 00:03:45
    7. Making Buttons Using Bitmaps 00:02:18
    8. Using Blend Effects to Spice Up Your Buttons 00:03:42
    9. Adding a Message with the Status Bar Feature 00:05:09
    10. Using Buttons from the Common Libraries 00:02:09
    11. Using Rollovers to Display Images & Text 00:11:38
  20. Chapter 20: Scripting Basics
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:17
    2. Setting Up to Use Action Script 00:03:40
    3. Introducing the Actions Window & Script Assist 00:06:48
    4. Creating Buttons to Activate Action Script 00:03:37
    5. Labeling Buttons in the Properties Window 00:02:02
    6. Assigning Play & Stop Actions to Buttons 00:04:39
    7. Organizing & Arranging Buttons 00:02:00
    8. Using the Behaviors Window to Stop All Sounds 00:06:22
    9. Using the Goto and Play Behavior 00:03:57
    10. Modifying a Behavior & Adding an Action Layer 00:03:31
    11. Duplicating & Modifying Sequences in the Timeline 00:03:31
    12. Using Advanced Goto Behavior Options 00:08:13
    13. Linking a Button to a Website 00:02:33
  21. Chapter 21: Basic Navigation Systems
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:18
    2. Dividing Movies into Scenes 00:06:36
    3. Arranging & Adding Scenes in the Scene Panel 00:04:22
    4. Creating a New Scene from a Copy 00:04:31
    5. Adding Stop Action Scripts to Flash Scenes 00:00:31
    6. Setting Up a Basic Navigation System 00:08:53
    7. Using a Generic Action Script for More Flexible Navigation 00:05:11
    8. Creating a Non-Linear Navigation System 00:06:01
    9. Navigating with Keyframe Labels 00:04:33
    10. Navigating with Separate Flash Files 00:09:05
    11. Loading an External Movie inside of a Symbol 00:07:20
    12. Loading External Images inside of a Symbol 00:07:07
  22. Chapter 22: Flash Screens
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:20
    2. Setting Up a Slide Presentation 00:05:24
    3. Adding Content & Creating New Slides 00:05:13
    4. Nesting, Navigating, Arranging & Naming Slides 00:04:40
    5. Adding Filters & Text to Slides 00:04:00
    6. Adding & Resizing Navigation Buttons from the Library 00:03:41
    7. Assigning Behaviors to Screen Buttons 00:02:50
    8. Exploring & Editing Button Layers 00:07:15
    9. Using Transitions with Screens 00:06:50
    10. Screens vs. Forms 00:03:05
    11. Setting Form Parameters & Navigation 00:07:43
    12. Introducing Templates 00:05:28
    13. Using the Quiz Style Template 00:04:18
  23. Chapter 23: Advanced Navigation Systems
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:13
    2. Adding Slides & a Reference Guide Layer 00:05:14
    3. Rebuilding the Home Page & Adding Placeholders 00:04:42
    4. Setting Up a Movie Clip to Act Like a Button 00:07:11
    5. Adding Rollover States 00:03:41
    6. Using an Invisible Button 00:07:27
    7. Duplicating & Modifying Button Properties 00:05:39
    8. Adding Text & Navigation to Buttons 00:02:58
    9. Creating a Sub-Navigation System 00:07:52
    10. Looping, Adding Content & Using Scripts 00:07:27
    11. Nesting a Sub-Navigation System 00:08:22
    12. Setting Sub-Navigation System Links 00:03:12
    13. Pasting Frames, Swapping Content & Transitioning 00:05:26
  24. Chapter 24: Data Entry Forms & Components
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:18
    2. Creating Input Text Fields 00:05:19
    3. Creating Check Boxes 00:03:24
    4. Introducing Components & Dynamic Text 00:07:38
    5. Building a Form with Components 00:09:03
    6. Adjusting the Parameters of Components 00:04:15
    7. Adding Radio Buttons 00:03:17
    8. Setting Alignment & Adding a Text Area 00:02:31
    9. Adding Component Buttons & Themes 00:04:24
    10. Changing Component Themes Using the Library Panel 00:05:41
    11. Using Action Scripts to Send Information 00:06:36
    12. Setting Up Trace Actions 00:07:04
    13. Referencing Action Scripts 00:02:12
    14. Setting Up & Reviewing a Completed Action Script 00:07:30
    15. Using the Flash Exchange & Extension Manager 00:05:16
  25. Chapter 25: Publishing Your Movies
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:17
    2. Looking at the Generate Size Report Option 00:03:32
    3. Exploring Test Movie Options 00:02:56
    4. Adding a Preloader 00:07:24
    5. Adding Animated Graphics to a Preloader 00:05:13
    6. Looking at the Publish Settings Options 00:07:37
    7. Viewing Published Files 00:01:52
    8. Exploring HTML Settings 00:06:11
    9. Centering an HTML Page Horizontally in Dreamweaver® 00:06:49
    10. Centering an HTML Page Vertically in Dreamweaver 00:02:57
    11. Copying the Correct Files to a Server 00:01:24
  26. Chapter 26: Developing for Mobile & PDA
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:14
    2. Exploring Publish & Device Settings 00:03:53
    3. Creating a Slideshow Document 00:03:43
    4. Setting Up Action Scripts 00:05:40
    5. Previewing with a Test Movie 00:02:06
    6. Animating a Movie Clip 00:02:18
    7. Creating a Navigation System with Action Scripts 00:02:56
    8. Tips & Resources for Developing Mobile Content 00:01:49
    9. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:38