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Flash CS3 Professional Fundamentals

with Todd Perkins

Video: Welcome

Focuses on the animation and storytelling aspects of Flash and covers the core skills needed for starting an animation project.
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  1. 4m 6s
    1. Welcome
    2. Understanding this title
    3. Understanding Flash CS3's new features
      2m 27s
    4. Using the exercise files
  2. 3m 8s
    1. Understanding What Flash Can Do
      3m 8s
  3. 23m 44s
    1. Bitmap vs. vector graphics
      2m 6s
    2. Understanding Flash file types
      2m 22s
    3. Exploring the Welcome screen
      2m 13s
    4. Creating a new Flash file
      2m 0s
    5. Exploring the Flash interface
      2m 29s
    6. Exploring the toolbar
      4m 15s
    7. Working with panels
      2m 54s
    8. Understanding the Flash animation workflow
      5m 25s
  4. 58m 18s
    1. Understanding lines, strokes, and fills
      1m 24s
    2. Drawing with the Pencil tool
      6m 0s
    3. Using the Oval and Rectangle tools
      6m 33s
    4. Using the PolyStar tool
      1m 15s
    5. Modifying lines and shapes
      3m 13s
    6. Modifying strokes and fills
      6m 52s
    7. Selecting lines, strokes, and fills
      4m 24s
    8. Using merge and object drawing
      5m 52s
    9. Grouping objects
      1m 56s
    10. Using the Free Transform tool
      4m 40s
    11. Understanding layers
      2m 0s
    12. Creating gradients
      5m 9s
    13. Drawing with the Pen tool
      5m 15s
    14. Using the Brush tool
      3m 45s
  5. 37m 6s
    1. Understanding the timeline
      2m 32s
    2. Setting document properties
      2m 8s
    3. Understanding keyframes and frames
      2m 41s
    4. Creating a frame with frame animation
      7m 47s
    5. Modifying the frame rate
      3m 57s
    6. Inserting and deleting frames
      5m 3s
    7. Using onion skinning
      5m 24s
    8. Selecting and moving frames
      4m 35s
    9. Copying and reversing frames
      2m 59s
  6. 15m 29s
    1. Understanding shape tweens
      2m 22s
    2. Creating a shape tween
      2m 51s
    3. Using shape hints
      2m 57s
    4. Creating multiple shape tweens
      4m 30s
    5. Common shape tween pitfalls
      2m 49s
  7. 25m 16s
    1. Understanding symbols and instances
      1m 55s
    2. Symbol naming conventions
      1m 18s
    3. Creating graphic symbols
      7m 19s
    4. Editing symbols
      2m 43s
    5. Editing symbol instances
      3m 40s
    6. Using color styles
      2m 21s
    7. Animating graphic symbols
      6m 0s
  8. 32m 11s
    1. Shape tweening vs. motion tweening
      1m 10s
    2. Creating a basic motion tween
      2m 55s
    3. Applying easing
      2m 31s
    4. Using the custom easing controls
      9m 7s
    5. Editing multiple frames
      2m 48s
    6. Using a motion guide
      5m 11s
    7. Using timeline effects
      4m 16s
    8. Common motion tween pitfalls
      4m 13s
  9. 20m 45s
    1. Understanding the benefits of bitmaps
    2. Importing and compressing bitmaps
      4m 18s
    3. Importing bitmap sequences
      2m 30s
    4. Converting bitmaps to vectors
      2m 38s
    5. Using basic masking
      4m 54s
    6. Using animated masks
      1m 55s
    7. Animating bitmaps
      3m 42s
  10. 18m 11s
    1. Understanding text field types
      1m 28s
    2. Creating, modifying, and formatting text
      4m 17s
    3. Creating fixed and variable-width text fields
      3m 13s
    4. Changing the orientation of a text field
      1m 14s
    5. Creating a hyperlink in a text field
      2m 20s
    6. Working with static text and device fonts
      1m 32s
    7. Using small type and aliased text
      2m 0s
    8. Animating text
      2m 7s
  11. 12m 30s
    1. Understanding button states
      1m 30s
    2. Creating rollover buttons
      3m 26s
    3. Creating rollover buttons with text
      1m 55s
    4. Creating invisible buttons
      5m 39s
  12. 13m 37s
    1. Understanding MovieClips
      2m 0s
    2. Creating a MovieClip
      1m 20s
    3. Using animated graphic symbols vs. MovieClips
      4m 18s
    4. Animating a MovieClip symbol containing a nested animation
      1m 30s
    5. Creating an animated rollover button
      4m 29s
  13. 19m 22s
    1. Understanding blend modes
      2m 53s
    2. Using blend modes
      1m 35s
    3. Understanding filters
      1m 11s
    4. Applying a filter to a button
      3m 15s
    5. Using filters with MovieClips
      1m 17s
    6. Colorizing a grayscale image
      4m 25s
    7. Animating with a blur filter and static text
      2m 14s
    8. Animating with the drop shadow filter
      2m 32s
  14. 32m 43s
    1. Understanding ActionScript 3.0
      1m 37s
    2. Stopping a movie from looping
      5m 58s
    3. Understanding events
      1m 46s
    4. Adding a listener to a button
      7m 17s
    5. Understanding functions
      2m 2s
    6. Writing a function
      3m 29s
    7. Using a button to stop an animation
      2m 3s
    8. Using a button to play an animation
      3m 55s
    9. Using a button to navigate
      4m 36s
  15. 14m 55s
    1. Importing sounds
      1m 52s
    2. Compressing sound
      3m 3s
    3. Creating background sound with sound effects
      1m 41s
    4. Modifying sound settings
      3m 26s
    5. Setting compression for narration
      1m 14s
    6. Synchronizing sound to narration cues
      2m 36s
    7. Adding sound to buttons
      1m 3s
  16. 20m 55s
    1. Importing video
      3m 54s
    2. Understanding video compression
      3m 26s
    3. Controlling playback
      1m 29s
    4. Building a custom video player
      4m 6s
    5. Using the Flash video encoder
      1m 39s
    6. Using the FLVPlayback component
      3m 36s
    7. Editing video
      2m 45s
  17. 23m 0s
    1. Understanding publishing options
      1m 26s
    2. Using Flash and HTML
      4m 38s
    3. Creating projectors
      1m 41s
    4. Modifying projectors
      4m 25s
    5. Exporting an animated GIF
      1m 40s
    6. Exporting static images
      1m 55s
    7. Saving publishing profiles
      2m 42s
    8. Optimizing movies
      4m 33s
  18. 13m 10s
    1. Importing Photoshop content
      5m 31s
    2. Importing Illustrator content
      4m 27s
    3. Integrating with Dreamweaver CS3
      3m 12s
  19. 23s
    1. Goodbye

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Flash CS3 Professional Fundamentals
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Flash CS3 Professional Fundamentals focuses on the animation and storytelling aspects of Flash, from animating objects to manipulating animation. Covering the core skills needed for starting an animation project, such as drawing, tweening, and using the timeline, as well as the common pitfalls that new users often experience, instructor Todd Perkins simplifies and streamlines even the most complex concepts. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.

Topics include:
  • Understanding Flash file types Drawing with Pencil and Line tools Animating in Flash Creating shape tweens Understanding symbols and instances Creating a basic motion tween Changing, creating, modifying, and formatting text Applying filters Understanding ActionScript 3.0 basics Working with sound and video Publishing and exporting Flash projects Integrating Flash content with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver CS3
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I'm Todd Perkins and I'm an Adobe certified Flash instructor. One of my favorite things about Flash is that you can use it to create animations. In this title, you'll learn the basics of creating Flash animations and adding simple interactivity to a Flash application. I'm really excited for this and I hope you are as well. So let's get started.

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