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Flash Professional 8 Essential Training

Course Summary

How to use the drawing tools, swatches, and color panels in Flash 8.       

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    Course Syllabus

    1. Overview
       File types
       Bitmaps vs. vectors
       Flash 8 vs. Flash Professional 8
       What's new in Flash Professional 8
    2. Interface
       The Start page
       The default workspace
       Interface management
       Essential preferences
       Finding help
    3. Drawing and Color
       Drawing with the Pencil tool
       Modifying lines
       Drawing with the Pen tool
       The Oval and Rectangle tools
       The Free Transform tool
       Modifying and optimizing shapes
       The Brush tool
       The Lasso tool
       The Eyedropper tool
       Using the Color Mixer and creating gradients
       Adding and importing colors to the Color Swatches panel
       Grouping and ungrouping objects
       Object-based undo
    4. Animation Essentials
       Movie properties and frame rate
       Timeline, frames, and keyframes
       Deleting, copying, and reversing frames
       Testing movies
       Frame by frame animation
    5. Shape Tweens
       Shape tweening
       Shape hinting
       Shape tweening text
       Editing multiple frames
       Animating gradients
    6. Libraries, Symbols, and Instances
       Creating Symbols
       Alternate methods for creating and editing Symbols
       Working with the Library
    7. Motion Tweens
       Basic motion tweens
       Tweening effects
       Editing multiple frames
       Motion Guides
       Motion tweening text
       Custom easing controls (Pro only)
    8. Timeline Effects
       Adding, editing, and removing Timeline Effects
    9. Masking
       Animated masks
    10. Type
       Text overview
       Text options
       Aliasing options
       Spell checking, and Find and Replace
    11. Bitmaps
       Importing and compressing
       Bitmap sequence
       Bitmap fills
       Tracing bitmaps
       Changing opacity of bitmaps
    12. Filters and Blend Modes
       Working with Filters
       Working with Blend Modes
    13. Buttons
       Button types
       Basic buttons
       Rollover button
       Rollover button with down state
       Invisible button
    14. Movie Clips
       What are Movie Clips?
       Modifying Movie Clip instances
       Animated rollover buttons
    15. ActionScript Essentials
       Time-based vs. user-based actions
       Actions panel
       Script Assist
       Stop on frame
       Slide show
       Creating a pop-up menu pt. 1
       Creating a pop-up menu pt. 2
       Creating a pop-up menu pt. 3
       Scrolling text
       Controlling Movie Clips
       What are Scenes?
       Loading SWFs
       Loading JPEGs, GIFs, and PNGs
       What is a preloader?
       Building a simple preloader pt. 1
       Building a simple preloader pt. 2
       Building a simple preloader pt. 3
    16. Components
       What are Components?
       The UI Scrollbar Component
    17. Sound
       Importing sounds
       Supported formats
       Sound on buttons
       Music on/off button
    18. Video
       Importing and compressing video
       Using the Flash 8 Video Encoder to compress video (Pro only)
    19. Publishing
       Publishing content
       Creating a projector
       FS commands
       The Bandwidth Profiler and simulating a download
       Generating a size report
       The Flash Player Detection Kit
    20. Accessibility
       Making Flash content accessible
    21. Templates
       Using the built-in templates


Course Fee:
USD 25

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12 - 13 hours / week

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