Slimming down your FLA


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Slimming down your FLA

When you design for print, file size doesn't matter as much since you can always deliver your final asset to the printer on a CD or DVD. When distributing your content via the web it's very important to keep your file size small whenever possible. One way to keep our file size small is to be placing our assets in our layout instead of copying and pasting. If we will take a look at this Illustrator file, you can see that there are lots of points inside it. If I would copy and paste this into InDesign, yes, it will look fine, but when you would export it to Flash, there will be a lot of points and it would dramatically increase the file size.

So instead of copying and pasting, we are going to place this asset in. So we are going to go to File > Place and grab graphic. Now that we have placed this asset in here, when we would export to Flash Professional or a SWF file, the file size would be dramatically smaller. In fact, let's take look at these file sizes. Inside the Finder, I...

Slimming down your FLA
Video duration: 2m 41s 3h 51m Intermediate

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Slimming down your FLA provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Fritz as part of the InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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Design Web
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InDesign
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