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Total Training for Adobe Flash CS3 Professional: Essentials

Video Description

Give your website a new look! Now is the time to give it a zap of creativity with animated objects and sound effects. Whether you are a web designer or game developer, you will learn the necessary techniques to get your project rolling. Discover how to design fun, creative, interactive websites through structured and easy to follow lessons. With help from a pro, you'll be able to expand your knowledge as you learn to utilize all of the amazing techniques with Adobe Flash CS3.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:46
    2. Moving around in the Workspace 00:07:38
    3. Using the Basic Drawing Tools 00:07:36
    4. Comparing Vector & Bitmap Graphics 00:02:08
    5. Selecting Elements on the Stage 00:07:02
    6. Using Groups 00:09:05
    7. Using Drawing Object Mode 00:02:37
    8. Using Layers 00:08:01
    9. Using the Transform Tools 00:09:33
  2. CHAPTER 2: USING THE VECTOR DRAWING TOOLS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Understanding the Basics of Vectors 00:02:36
    3. Creating Curved Lines 00:02:53
    4. Combining Corner & Smooth Points 00:03:07
    5. Adding, Deleting & Converting Anchor Points 00:04:46
    6. Switching between the Pen Tools on the Fly 00:02:29
    7. Drawing with the Pen Preview Enabled 00:03:25
    8. Using the Free-Form Tools 00:10:07
    9. Controlling Strokes & Fills 00:05:25
    10. Expanding on Strokes & Fills 00:08:22
    11. Modifying Strokes 00:05:52
    12. Using the Color Mixer Panel 00:05:08
    13. Working with Gradients 00:09:01
    14. Creating Symbols 00:09:40
    15. Adjusting Symbol Properties 00:06:03
  3. CHAPTER 3: IMPORTING GRAPHICS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Importing Bitmaps 00:05:10
    3. Compressing Bitmaps 00:05:57
    4. What Affects Bitmap Compression 00:05:09
    5. Making Movie Clips from Bitmaps 00:07:42
    6. Using a Bitmap Fill 00:05:32
    7. Importing from Photoshop® 00:06:26
    8. Masking Layers 00:07:07
    9. Tracing a Bitmap 00:09:13
    10. Importing Illustrator® Files 00:07:46
  4. CHAPTER 4: ANIMATING VIA THE TIMELINE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:20
    2. Introducing Frame Animation 00:03:03
    3. Adding & Removing Frames 00:03:22
    4. Adding Keyframes 00:03:22
    5. Animating with Keyframes 00:04:04
    6. Moving Keyframes 00:03:49
    7. Copying & Pasting Keyframes 00:04:34
    8. Creating a Motion Tween 00:03:10
    9. Setting Tweens 00:06:27
    10. Fixing a Bad Tween 00:06:47
    11. Applying Tweens 00:04:27
    12. Creating a Shape Tween 00:06:13
    13. Applying Shape Hints 00:03:55
    14. Creating Additional Movie Clips 00:05:34
    15. Using a Path in a Tween 00:04:50
  5. CHAPTER 5: WORKING WITH TEXT
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Installing Fonts 00:02:52
    3. Using Grids & Guides 00:04:41
    4. Creating a Web Layout from a Photoshop File 00:04:19
    5. Importing a Photoshop File into Flash 00:06:52
    6. Saving a Template 00:02:21
    7. Using the Text Tool 00:05:19
    8. Working with Text Properties & Filters 00:05:09
    9. Explaining Anti-Alias & Font Settings 00:04:24
    10. Animating Text 00:05:22
    11. "Setting Up the Contact Page 00:03:33
    12. Separating Text Characters 00:04:02
    13. Animating Letters 00:05:15
    14. Looking at the Dynamic Text Field 00:04:00
    15. Creating a Scrollbar 00:02:54
    16. Final Comments & Credits 00:01:52
  6. CHAPTER 6: CREATING INTERACTIVE BUTTONS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:32
    2. Creating Buttons 00:02:59
    3. Programming Button States 00:05:57
    4. Building a Multi-Layer Button 00:06:52
    5. Modifying the Color of Other Button States 00:02:41
    6. Make Buttons from Movie Clips & Add a Glow Effect 00:06:28
    7. Add Actions to the Timeline in the Actions Panel 00:08:36
    8. Adding Actions to Buttons in the Behaviors Panel 00:09:43
    9. Importing Text from a Photoshop® File 00:04:42
    10. Setting Up Website Navigation 00:08:56
    11. Loading External SWF Files 00:07:30
    12. Creating a SWF File to Load into the Home Movie 00:06:30
    13. Adding External Loads to Keyframes 00:02:32
  7. CHAPTER 7: INCLUDING SOUND
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:23
    2. Introducing Sounds 00:03:02
    3. Setting Up Sound Properties 00:05:52
    4. Adding Sound to the Timeline 00:07:23
    5. Setting Keyframe Sound Properties 00:04:08
    6. Using the Sync Settings 00:03:27
    7. Adding Sounds to Buttons 00:01:56
    8. Controlling Sound Using Behaviors 00:07:44
  8. CHAPTER 8: INCLUDING VIDEO
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Using the Video Import Wizard 00:06:40
    3. Encoding FLV Files 00:04:55
    4. Choosing the Controller Skin 00:05:40
    5. Using the FLV Components 00:05:04
    6. Using the Flash Video Encoder 00:06:07
    7. Animating a Movie File 00:07:29
  9. CHAPTER 9: OPTIMIZING & PUBLISHING
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Preparing to Publish 00:06:23
    3. Looking at the Flash Tab in the Publish Settings 00:06:21
    4. Adjusting the HTML Settings 00:05:46
    5. Finishing Up the Publish Settings 00:05:35
    6. Publishing Using Dreamweaver® 00:03:04
    7. Posting Your Files on the Server 00:04:53
    8. Synchronizing Changes 00:02:58
    9. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:05