Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing layers, part of Learning Flash Professional.
One really good way to organize all your visual assets on the stage is by using layers.…If you've used layers before in programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator,…the concept will transfer easily for you.…To explore this, I am back in that fastCar project we started earlier.…In Flash, the layers are controlled from the Timeline.…Look at the bottom left of your screen next to the Timeline and you'll see that…we currently have one layer in the Flash movie.…Our background image and the car are both on this layer.…A best practice while working in Flash is to have each visual item on the…stage have its own layer.…
That way you can work with one individual asset at a time and not…accidentally affect other items.…As we progress further into Flash and start working with animation, you have to…have individual assets on their own layers to create the animation.…So organizing your movie layers is a good habit to get into early.…A handy technique to know when you have multiple items on one layer like we do…
- 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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