Flash CS4 Professional Getting Started

with Todd Perkins
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Flash CS4 Professional Getting Started
Video duration: 0s 49m 40s Beginner


Flash CS4 Professional Getting Started explores the many creative projects made possible by this powerful and flexible tool. Todd Perkins demonstrates the updated interface and explains Flash fundamentals, including drawing tools, objects, and symbols. He shows how to work with vectors, bitmaps, audio, and video. Both new and established animation features are explored, including bones, shape and motion tweens, and the Flash Timeline. Todd also introduces ActionScript 3.0 and some of the ways it can be used to add interactivity to a project. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the FLA, SWF, and FLV file types Creating and saving custom workspaces Merging objects and other drawing methods Using motion presets and the motion editor Publishing finished projects to the web
Flash Professional


- 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. (bright music) I'm here to teach, you're here to learn, it's all good. Let me officially welcome you to Getting Started with Flash CS4. Not only have I spent a lot of hours making sure I show you how to get started with Flash, but I also have two other titles. One that will give you the essential training to get familiar with the main features of the program, and another that will bring you right up to the cutting edge of Flash technology with all the new features in this CS4 version.

If you want to get your feet wet and just get to know the basics of Flash, you're in the right place. Over the next hour or so, by watching these 18 short movies you'll get a solid overview of Flash CS4. You'll learn how this powerful tool creates animation, web page components, and integrates video. And if you don't get it all on the first go around, fear not. With lynda.com courses you can stop, start, and review the movies, as well as having access to the title 24/7. So yes, I'll always be here for you.

And because you're a free spirit, I want to remind you that you can watch this whole course in order or jump to the topics that you want to see first. So now, let's dive into Getting Started with Flash CS4.

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