Flash 101: The Basics, with RC Concepcion

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Flash CS3.

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Flash CS3.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: The Flash CS3 Interface (Duration 06:45)

In this tutorial you will take a quick tour of the Flash CS3 interface, learn navigation, and how to access commonly used palettes.

Lesson 2: Flash CS3 Drawing Tools (Duration 12:27)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the drawing tools inside of Flash CS3.

Lesson 3: Using the Pen Tool (Duration 15:04)

In this lesson you will go over the basics of using the Pen tool for creating polygonal and curved shapes.

Lesson 4: Manipulating Your Objects on Stage (Duration 10:08)

Learn how to select, group, transform, and erase objects. Learn the differences between drawing modes in Flash CS3, and how to import objects onto the flash stage.

Lesson 5: Coloring Objects in Flash (Duration 09:55)

Learn how to paint color into your graphics, create swatches for solid colors and gradients, as well as transform your gradients for effect.

Lesson 6: Working With Text (Duration 06:05)

Learn how to add and modify text inside of Flash CS3

Lesson 7: Setting Up a Project Using Layers (Duration 18:45)

Combining all of our previously learned skills, we will use layers to organize a Flash CS3 project.

Lesson 8: Working with Symbols (Duration 13:13)

Working with Flash is all about creating symbols. We'll talk about the different types of symbols available, and how to create and edit the symbols in our Flash document.

Lesson 9: Tweening Basics (Duration 14:34)

Put on your Director hat � we�re going to make a play! This lesson will talk about the basics of tweening, and how to position symbols for animation in Flash CS3.

Lesson 10: Tweening Basics II (Duration 05:31)

Take your animation further by copying, pasting, and reversing frames in an animation.

Lesson 11: Tweening Effects - Alpha, Rotation, and Filters (Duration 12:03)

This tutorial uses a blank file to teach you the basics of alpha (opacity) changes, rotation, and filters to your symbols.

Lesson 12: Tweening Effects - Easing and Motion Guides (Duration 12:23)

This tutorial takes you through the basics of creating motion guides and easing for Flash symbols.

Lesson 13: Tweening Effects - Masking (Duration 12:59)

This tutorial takes you through the basics of creating a mask for Flash symbols. We will also take the effects that we have learned in previous lessons and apply them to our project.

Lesson 14: Working with Scenes and Buttons (Duration 19:14)

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating scenes in Flash CS3 and how to use scenes to create modular animations in your project

Lesson 15: Working with Basic Actionscript (Duration 18:16)

Now that the stage has been set, we learn how to use basic Actionscript to create interaction between the scenes of a Flash CS3 project.

Lesson 16: Publishing your FLA File (Duration 06:45)

Once your project is set, you will need to learn how to publish your FLA file to the web. This lesson will teach you how to set your Publish Settings in the Flash CS3 file.

Meet Your Instructor: RC Concepcion

Rafael Concepcion (RC) is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne, and the co-host of Layers TV - The How To Podcast For Everything Adobe. An Adobe Certified Instructor in…

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