Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing Photoshop files, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
Flash can import all popular image formats, including Photoshop files, while…maintaining layers and editability and it really is going to save a ton of…time when I bring this into Flash.…But notice that I can do all of my design work in Photoshop, such as how I have…this homepage set up, then import this file.…But let's take a look at it because in this home folder for instance.…This just happens to be the content for this page.…Notice it consists of just a text layer and then this panel there.…
Same thing for the home background.…It just has some text in there, as well as the background, so the goal is to…bring this information in and keep this text as editable.…And of course I'll maintain all the layers.…So that's my Home page.…I also want to import the About page.…You can see that it also maintains sort of a layer in here in the about folder.…Let's take a look at the Portfolio page.…It just has some text right up here, and then the Contact page.…So this is probably the most complex of all of them because it does have this…
- Understanding web design
- Creating buttons and web graphics in Photoshop
- Formatting text with the Text Layout Framework
- Using the Timeline
- Creating a custom looping animation
- Loading images in a gallery
- Creating invisible buttons
- Adding music and video to a site
- Customizing video playback controls
- Optimizing and publishing a web site
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I followed all the steps and suggestions in the "Adding a progress bar" video, but when I add the progress bar to my web site, I can’t remove it once the index.swf file loads up. The progress bar remains on the homepage and the rest of the pages. How do I make it disappear once the site loads?
A: To make it disappear, just make sure the progress bar is only in frame 1. If it’s on its own layer, then right-click on the 2nd frame in that same layer and select "Insert Blank Keyframe." That will make it disappear.
Q: Despite following the steps in the "Adding a progress bar" video, I cannot figure out how to keep the progress bar from appearing on a movie that has finished loading. How can I make the progress bar disappear?
A: Just add the red line below to the preloader.fla file. This will make the progress bar invisible: