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Flash CS3 Professional Fundamentals

Course Summary

 Focuses on the animation and storytelling aspects of Flash and covers the core skills needed for starting an animation project.       

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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction    Welcome    Understanding this title    Understanding Flash CS3's new features    Using the exercise files 1. Flash Isn't Just for Animation Anymore    Understanding What Flash Can Do 2. Getting Started    Bitmap vs. vector graphics    Understanding Flash file types    Exploring the Welcome screen    Creating a new Flash file    Exploring the Flash interface    Exploring the toolbar    Working with panels    Understanding the Flash animation workflow 3. Using the Drawing and Color Tools    Understanding lines, strokes, and fills    Drawing with the Pencil tool    Using the Oval and Rectangle tools    Using the PolyStar tool    Modifying lines and shapes    Modifying strokes and fills    Selecting lines, strokes, and fills    Using merge and object drawing    Grouping objects    Using the Free Transform tool    Understanding layers    Creating gradients    Drawing with the Pen tool    Using the Brush tool 4. Animating in Flash    Understanding the timeline    Setting document properties    Understanding keyframes and frames    Creating a frame with frame animation    Modifying the frame rate    Inserting and deleting frames    Using onion skinning    Selecting and moving frames    Copying and reversing frames 5. Creating Shape Tweens    Understanding shape tweens    Creating a shape tween    Using shape hints    Creating multiple shape tweens    Common shape tween pitfalls 6. Creating Symbols and Instances    Understanding symbols and instances    Symbol naming conventions    Creating graphic symbols    Editing symbols    Editing symbol instances    Using color styles    Animating graphic symbols 7. Motion Tweening    Shape tweening vs. motion tweening    Creating a basic motion tween    Applying easing    Using the custom easing controls    Editing multiple frames    Using a motion guide    Using timeline effects    Common motion tween pitfalls 8. Working with Bitmaps    Understanding the benefits of bitmaps    Importing and compressing bitmaps    Importing bitmap sequences    Converting bitmaps to vectors    Using basic masking    Using animated masks    Animating bitmaps 9. Working with Text    Understanding text field types    Creating, modifying, and formatting text    Creating fixed and variable-width text fields    Changing the orientation of a text field    Creating a hyperlink in a text field    Working with static text and device fonts    Using small type and aliased text    Animating text 10. Buttons    Understanding button states    Creating rollover buttons    Creating rollover buttons with text    Creating invisible buttons 11. MovieClips    Understanding MovieClips    Creating a MovieClip    Using animated graphic symbols vs. MovieClips    Animating a MovieClip symbol containing a nested animation    Creating an animated rollover button 12. Filters and Blend Modes    Understanding blend modes    Using blend modes    Understanding filters    Applying a filter to a button    Using filters with MovieClips    Colorizing a grayscale image    Animating with a blur filter and static text    Animating with the drop shadow filter 13. ActionScript 3.0 Basics    Understanding ActionScript 3.0    Stopping a movie from looping    Understanding events    Adding a listener to a button    Understanding functions    Writing a function    Using a button to stop an animation    Using a button to play an animation    Using a button to navigate 14. Working with Sound    Importing sounds    Compressing sound    Creating background sound with sound effects    Modifying sound settings    Setting compression for narration    Synchronizing sound to narration cues    Adding sound to buttons 15. Working with Video    Importing video    Understanding video compression    Controlling playback    Building a custom video player    Using the Flash video encoder    Using the FLVPlayback component    Editing video 16. Publishing and Exporting    Understanding publishing options    Using Flash and HTML    Creating projectors    Modifying projectors    Exporting an animated GIF    Exporting static images    Saving publishing profiles    Optimizing movies 17. Integration    Importing Photoshop content    Importing Illustrator content    Integrating with Dreamweaver CS3 Conclusion    Goodbye  

Course Fee:
USD 25

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Course Status:



7 - 8 hours / week

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