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Adobe Flash CS5 is the industry standard for creating dynamic, interactive graphics, and even entire websites. This workshop from expert trainer Kelly McCathran provides a solid introduction to Flash animation, beginning with a tour of the tools and interface. Plus, learn how to animate shapes and objects, create slideshows, incorporate other media into your movies, add keyframes, and much more. Each lesson takes a simple step-by-step approach—great for beginners and also helpful for more experienced users looking to develop efficient workflows—and some simple projects are included so you can test out your newly developed skills.
(music playing) Hi my name is Kelly McCatherine, I am a certified technical trainer plus and an Adobe certified instructor. I have been teaching Flash for about 9 years and I specialize in web and print training. But as of now, also mobile and tablet publishing. The web and mobile devices have become so sophisticated over the last five years. That static content will no longer do. For that reason, any designer worth their salt really needs to understand how to create, deliver and publish this new class of dynamic content. In this course, I'll be guiding you through the fundamentals of flash animation.
Getting you comfortable with flashes, tools and interface. And showing you how to create Flash animations from scratch. After you're comfortable with the Flash workspace, we'll jump into creating and animating shapes and objects, creating slideshows, and incorporating other media into your movies. As your projects grow and grow, it's a good idea to organize all of your assets into libraries. A core feature of Flash, and no Flash course would be complete without a through tour of the timeline. So prepare to get nerdy with me.
Finally we'll give you guidelines for distributing your work, so the world can see your great animations. After completing this workshop, you should feel very comfortable with the Flash interface, and building basic animations. I had a lot of fun creating these lessons, and I hope you'll have as much fun Learning these exciting new skills. So, let's sit back, relax and get ready to animate.
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