Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing a design from Photoshop, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
One of the great things about Flash is that you can import content in from other…programs that you might be more familiar with.…So if you are familiar with Illustrator or Fireworks, even Photoshop, you can…import that content and still maintain the integrity of the design.…For instance, I have Photoshop open, and I want to import all of this…content from this Photoshop file into Flash, but I first want to explore…some of this content.…In the Layers panel, you can see that there's this image layer and I can turn that off.…You can see that's the large image in the background.…
There's a content folder.…I can twirl that down and you can see that it contains text layers in here.…And if I turn those on and off, you can see that this is the navigation.…I then have this Logo folder that holds the logo, and then I have this…background folder, and I will turn that on and off.…That provides the texture and some additional text for this file.…So if I zoom out, you can see there's some additional text out here.…
- Optimizing and publishing a Flash web site
- Designing a professional photo or video portfolio
- Adding button interactivity
- Adding functionality to portfolio thumbnails
- Displaying content with XML
- Adding audio to portfolio presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: While following along with the course, I encountered the following error in Flash CS4:
1120: Access of undefined property content_mc.
What is causing this error?
A: Flash is looking for something (the content movieclip) with the instance name “content_mc” but it is not finding it. Select the content movieclip on the stage. In the Properties panel give it an instance name of “content_mc”. Make sure there are no spaces before or after. That should resolve the error.
Q: What is the best strategy for integrating 720/60P HD video into a website? Would creating a blank page that opens in full HD resolution be the best way to view the full quality of the HD video file?
A: A video file that large would just be unreasonable for most users to open. These settings are a good place to start: 600x400is
Bitrate level: 1,000kbps
Bitrate Encoding: VBR These are just recommendations, and can be modified to preference. Also keep in mind that in Flash, one of the buttons that can be added is a full screen button, which is part of the skins.