Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training

with Todd Perkins
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Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 4h 4m Beginner


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)
Flash Professional


(piano music) - Hi, 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 titles for you on lynda.com. 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 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'll 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 lynda.com, you can stop, start, and review the movies, as well as having access to the titles 24 seven. 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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