Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the Flash application and Flash movies, part of Up and Running with Flash Professional.
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People throw the term Flash around a lot which makes sense as Flash is used in…so many places in the digital world.…However, there are some important distinctions to understand between Flash, the…authoring tool, and the end products it can create.…Let's take a look at those differences now so you can speak with authority about it.…Let's first talk about Flash, the authoring tool.…This is of course a piece of software that you purchase and install on your…computer, and is what you're watching this course to find out about.…Here on my screen I've already got the Flash software opened and it is showing…what's called the Start Page.…
I'm going to create a new Flash document as if I was going to build a project by…clicking on ActionScript 3.0.…Don't worry about the other types of documents there;…we'll go over them later.…For now, click on ActionScript 3.0 and Flash opens up a new blank document.…So this will be our source Flash file.…This is our authoring document where we'll create all of our content and animation.…
- 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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