Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the type of document to work with, part of Learning Flash Professional.
So we're ready to start working in Flash.…I've already launched Flash and we're looking at what's called the Start Screen.…Right here in the center of this screen is where we create new blank Flash files.…It might look kind of confusing at first because you're presented with what…looks like a bunch of different kinds of files to choose from, but they're…really not that different at all.…Regardless of which option you choose, you're going to end up with a new blank…unnamed source.fla document.…The only real difference between these choices is having Flash set up some…options about the final outputted SWF for you.…
I'll demonstrate this by choosing the first option at the top that…says ActionScript 3.0.…Our new document is created, and right- away let's go to the File menu and scroll…down to select Publish Settings.…The Publish Settings dialog box appears and here on this first screen we can see…that when the FLA is published it will create a SWF file and an HTML file,…because both of those boxes are checked.…
- Choosing the type of document to work with
- Changing document settings and orientation
- Importing bitmaps and vector files
- Organizing layers
- Understanding the timeline, frames, and keyframes
- Creating shapes
- Understanding the three symbol types (graphics, buttons, and movie clips)
- Defining motion and shape tweens
- Nesting timelines
- Using effects and masks
- Working with text
- Importing and adding audio and video
- Publishing your project
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics of Flash
2. Introducing the Workspace
3. Creating Graphics
Transforming visual objects5m 46s
4. Understanding Symbols
5. Introducing Tweening
6. Using Effects and Masks
7. Working with Text
8. Incorporating Audio in Flash
9. Understanding ActionScript
10. Working with Video
11. Publishing a Flash Document
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