When people want to develop professional animation, design interactive websites, or incorporate audio and video into self-contained presentations most turn to Adobe Flash to get professional results. In this training session you will learn how to get a handle on the fundamentals of using the latest version of the product; Flash CS3.
Your trainer for this library is Rich Shupe. Rich Shupe is the founder and president of FMA — a full-service multimedia development company and training facility in New York City. Rich teaches Flash and other digital technologies, in academic and commercial environments worldwide, and is a professor at New York's School of Visual Arts in the MFA computer art program. This library is divided into 15 lessons and runs 8 hours.
Lesson 1, "Getting Started" examines how to create a new document, how to customize your workspace, how to reorganize panels, and save it for future use. You will learn how to work with the document tabs and how to find help when you need it. Lesson 2, "Drawing Essentials" teaches you the basics of drawing and working with the pencil, pen and line tools. You will also work with the Quick Color tools, draw with shapes, paint with brushes, and learn to understand the drawing modes.
Lesson 3, "Color Essentials" exposes you to the Color Mixer, the Gradient Transform tool, and working with color swatches. Lesson 4, "Symbols Essentials" begins by giving an overview of what symbols are, how to create and edit them, how to nest and break them apart as well as how to work with buttons, movie clips, graphics, and the library.
Lesson 5, "Timeline Essentials" introduces you to adding, deleting, and grouping layers. Showing you what a frame and keyframe are, and how to work with them to provide animation. Lesson 6, "Testing and Publishing Your Files" will show you how to test your documents as well as get you to understand how the document settings work.