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Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training

with Todd Perkins

Video: Welcome

Offers new Flash users a thorough explanation of the interface, tools, and techniques at the heart of any project.
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  1. 2m 15s
    1. Welcome
      1m 36s
    2. Using the example files
  2. 15m 33s
    1. Understanding what Flash can do
      2m 10s
    2. Understanding bitmap and vector graphics
      1m 29s
    3. Becoming familiar with the Flash interface
      1m 12s
    4. Getting to know the Flash workflow
      1m 1s
    5. Understanding Flash file types
      1m 15s
    6. Creating and saving Flash files
      2m 24s
    7. Customizing your workspace
      2m 12s
    8. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      1m 37s
    9. Adjusting document properties
      2m 13s
  3. 39m 4s
    1. Understanding object and merge drawing
      1m 47s
    2. Selecting and modifying shapes
      1m 56s
    3. Using the Rectangle and Rectangle Primitive tools
      2m 41s
    4. Using the Oval and Oval Primitive tools
      1m 49s
    5. Using the PolyStar tool
    6. Drawing lines
      1m 43s
    7. Drawing fills
      3m 19s
    8. Using the Pen tool
      1m 56s
    9. Using the Free Transform tool
      2m 21s
    10. Creating gradients
      3m 5s
    11. Modifying gradients with the Gradient Transform tool
      1m 22s
    12. Applying transparency to shapes
      1m 7s
    13. Using the view tools
      1m 55s
    14. Using the color tools
      3m 44s
    15. Using the Eraser
      2m 11s
    16. Using the Color panel
      1m 49s
    17. Using the Swatches panel
      2m 14s
    18. Using the Align panel
      3m 7s
  4. 8m 59s
    1. Understanding text field types
      1m 13s
    2. Creating static text fields
      2m 20s
    3. Modifying text field properties
      2m 55s
    4. Using dynamic and input text fields
      2m 31s
  5. 9m 58s
    1. Understanding symbols and instances
    2. Creating symbols
      2m 27s
    3. Editing symbols
      2m 33s
    4. Editing symbol instances
      2m 14s
    5. Organizing the Library
      1m 57s
  6. 29m 59s
    1. Understanding the Timeline
      1m 23s
    2. Working with layers
      2m 41s
    3. Organizing layers
      2m 35s
    4. Creating masks
      3m 37s
    5. Understanding different frame types
      2m 28s
    6. Working with frames and keyframes
      4m 27s
    7. Creating a frame-by-frame animation
      2m 26s
    8. Using onion skinning
      3m 3s
    9. Editing multiple frames
      1m 31s
    10. Understanding symbol timelines
      2m 44s
    11. Using the Art Deco tool
      3m 4s
  7. 10m 20s
    1. Understanding shape tweens
    2. Creating a shape tween
      2m 11s
    3. Creating shape hints
      1m 39s
    4. Tweening multiple shapes at once
      1m 30s
    5. Adding easing to a shape tween
      2m 21s
    6. Fixing tweens
      1m 44s
  8. 22m 29s
    1. Understanding motion tweens
      1m 18s
    2. Creating a motion tween
      2m 26s
    3. Modifying a motion path
      2m 37s
    4. Using the motion editor to modify animation properties
      4m 1s
    5. Using the motion editor to add easing
      3m 48s
    6. Nesting animations within movie clips
      4m 51s
    7. Using motion presets
      3m 28s
  9. 3m 16s
    1. Creating a bone system
      1m 54s
    2. Animating a bone system
      1m 22s
  10. 6m 28s
    1. Using the 3D translation tool
      1m 37s
    2. Using the 3D rotation tool
      1m 52s
    3. Animating 3D elements
      2m 59s
  11. 11m 4s
    1. Understanding filters
      1m 39s
    2. Applying filters
      3m 6s
    3. Animating filters
      2m 17s
    4. Understanding blend modes
      2m 59s
    5. Using blend modes
      1m 3s
  12. 16m 22s
    1. Importing bitmaps
      1m 25s
    2. Compressing bitmaps
      3m 17s
    3. Using the Lasso tool
      5m 36s
    4. Converting a bitmap to a vector graphic
      3m 4s
    5. Importing a bitmap sequence
      1m 9s
    6. Animating bitmaps
      1m 51s
  13. 8m 32s
    1. Importing sounds
      1m 45s
    2. Modifying sound properties
      2m 55s
    3. Understanding different sound types
      2m 6s
    4. Adding simple effects to a sound
      1m 46s
  14. 7m 15s
    1. Using the Adobe Media Encoder to encode video
      3m 18s
    2. Playing video using the FLVPlayback component
      3m 57s
  15. 20m 58s
    1. What to expect from this chapter
    2. Understanding what ActionScript 3.0 is
    3. Working with movie clips
      1m 52s
    4. Manipulating movie clips with ActionScript
      4m 9s
    5. Creating button symbols
      3m 20s
    6. Adding button interactivity
      4m 27s
    7. Using Action Script to control the Timeline
      2m 46s
    8. Navigating to frame labels
      2m 47s
  16. 16m 27s
    1. Understanding XFL files
    2. Creating XFL and SWF files in InDesign
      2m 40s
    3. Generating an XFL file from After Effects
      2m 45s
    4. Soundbooth integration
      1m 52s
    5. Photoshop integration
      3m 27s
    6. Illustrator integration
      2m 10s
    7. Dreamweaver integration
      2m 41s
  17. 14m 59s
    1. Understanding the Publish settings
      4m 18s
    2. Publishing Flash with HTML
      1m 34s
    3. Publishing to AIR
      3m 58s
    4. Exporting images
      2m 9s
    5. Exporting movies
      3m 0s
  18. 38s
    1. Goodbye

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Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training
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Flash is a powerful multimedia creation tool that can be used to build simple animations, full-featured applications, and everything in between. In Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training, Todd Perkins offers new Flash users a thorough explanation of the interface, tools, and techniques at the heart of any project. He shows how to use the latest iteration of the Flash drawing tools and timeline, work with text and symbols, and create tweens and other simple animations. Todd also explores multimedia elements like bitmap graphics, sound, and video. He shows how to use ActionScript 3.0 to add interactivity to Flash projects, discusses integration with other Adobe applications, and more. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding vector graphics and other key concepts
  • Optimizing the Flash workspace
  • Creating and transforming shapes and gradients
  • Animating a bone system
  • Working with 3D elements
  • Applying filters and blend modes
  • Publishing Flash projects for web (HTML) or desktop (AIR)
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(Music playing) I'm Todd Perkins, just your average Adobe certified instructor, who spends a lot of my time teaching people how to use Adobe's web development software. I've done a lot of tiles for you on, but I have to say this is one of my favorites. Welcome to Flash CS4 Essential Training. This program is the tool the pros use to create animation, advertisements and web page elements, as well as integrate video into web pages.

If you know a little bit about Flash and want to become a proficient Flash master, this is the course to get you on your way. If you're starting with Flash at square one, you might want to check up out my title, Getting Started with Flash CS4. And if you totally know what you're doing with Flash and want the latest updates on this new version, Flash CS4 new features will be a real eye opener for you. With this course, you learn the nuts and bolts of getting the creative out of your head and onto the web. You'll learn how to create animation and integrate video into web pages.

You'll also learn how Flash lets you develop some really cool Internet connected applications. And you can do it at any pace that you're comfortable with, because here at you can stop, start and review the movies as well as having access to the titles 24x7. Variety is the spice of life, so I want to remind you that you can watch the whole course in order or jump to the topics that you want to see first. Enough of me talking. Let's get to learning with Flash CS4 Essential Training.

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