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Flash – A Comprehensive Approach

Students will learn to create and manipulate a wide variety of objects; plan, design and develop complex Flash projects; and build Flash applications using the advanced features of the Flash CS5 and ActionScript 3.0 applications.


Flash – A Comprehensive Approach course offered at MasterGrade IT.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for designers and developers who are new to Flash. The course covers the ACA and ACE exam objectives for Adobe Flash CS5, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate and Adobe Certified Expert exams.

Flash – A Comprehensive Approach

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Flash CS5

  • Identify Components of the Flash CS5 Interface
  • Customize the Flash CS5 Interface
  • Introduce Rich Media Design Principles

Lesson 2: Adding Shapes, Colors, and Lines with Drawing and Painting Tools

  • Identify Flash Drawing and Painting Components
  • Apply and Customize Colors
  • Use Drawing and Painting Tools
  • Work with Interacting Objects

Lesson 3: Creating Symbols and Instances

  • Create Symbols
  • Create Symbol Instances

Lesson 4: Identifying Image Types

  • Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements
  • Compare Vector and Bitmap Images
  • Optimize Bitmap Images for Flash

Lesson 5: Manipulating Objects

  • Select Objects Using the Selection Tools
  • Transform Objects
  • Organize Objects with Layers

Lesson 6: Working with Text

  • Add Text to a Document
  • Create Text Fields

Lesson 7: Using Animation Basics to Create Animations

  • Create Animations with Frames and Keyframes
  • Create Tween Animations

Lesson 8: Getting Started with ActionScript™

  • An Introduction to ActionScript
  • Coding with Basic ActionScript
  • Use Code Snippets

Lesson 9: Planning a Flash Project

  • Understand a Workflow
  • Translate Workflow Plans to Flash
  • Identify Elements of a Project Plan

Lesson 10: Designing a Project

  • Initiate a Project
  • Create Design Patterns

Lesson 11: Managing Symbols

  • Use Movie Clips
  • Use Buttons

Lesson 12: Laying Out Text

  • Lay Out Text in a Flash Movie
  • Embed Text Fonts in a Movie

Lesson 13: Creating Advanced Animations

  • Work with Inverse Kinematics
  • Add Motion to Animations
  • Apply 3D Transformation to an Object
  • Apply Effects to an Object

Lesson 14: Adding Audio to a Movie

  • Import Audio
  • Control Audio

Lesson 15: Working with ActionScript™ 3.0

  • Understand Additional ActionScript Concepts
  • Add Interactivity Using ActionScript Elements
  • Use Dynamic Mask
  • Work with Pre-Built Components

Lesson 16: Publishing a Movie in Different Formats

  • Add Metadata to SWF Files
  • Ensure Accessibility
  • Create Multiple Outputs

Lesson 17: Extending Flash

  • Understand JSFL
  • Understand Adobe® Extension Manager CS5

Lesson 18: Building an Application

  • Import Assets for an Animation
  • Edit Animations
  • Build a Navigation Structure

Lesson 19: Using Videos in Flash

  • Encode Video Objects
  • Add Videos to a Movie

Lesson 20: Programming with Advanced ActionScript

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Use ActionScript for Animations
  • Load Data from an External Source
  • Create Custom Classes

Lesson 21: Deploying a Flash Application

  • Create a Preloader
  • Publish a Flash Application


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Course Content

Flash – A Comprehensive Approach

  • Getting Started with Flash CS5
  • Adding Shapes, Colors, and Lines with Drawing and Painting Tools
  • Creating Symbols and Instances
  • Identifying Image Types
  • Manipulating Objects
  • Working with Text
  • Using Animation Basics to Create Animations
  • Getting Started with ActionScript™
  • Planning a Flash Project
  • Designing a Project
  • Managing Symbols
  • Laying Out Text
  • Creating Advanced Animations
  • Adding Audio to a Movie
  • Working with ActionScript™ 3.0
  • Publishing a Movie in Different Formats
  • Extending Flash
  • Building an Application
  • Using Videos in Flash
  • Programming with Advanced ActionScript
  • Deploying a Flash Application


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