Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Integrating with Adobe Flash Catalyst, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
One of the great things about Illustrator CS5 is how well it integrates with a…brand-new application from Adobe called Adobe Flash Catalyst.…Now, Flash Catalyst is a separate application.…It's included as a part of Adobe Creative Suite, and it allows you to create…Flash content without having to write any code.…What's really nice about Illustrator and Flash Catalyst is not simply that…you can take Illustrator artwork and bring it into Flash Catalyst.…But if you need to make changes to your artwork after you've already added it…into activity, you can still bring your artwork back into Illustrator and make changes.…
Let's take a quick look at how that works.…I have an Illustrator file open.…It's called WaterTheFlowers.…And say I want to create a cute little animation where maybe whenever you click…on the can, it looks like you're watering the flowers.…So, I've created some basic parts of a design.…I actually have three layers in my file.…I have the flowerpot on one layer,…the droplets of water on a second layer and the watering can itself on a third layer.…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.