Flash 101: The Basics By RC Concepcion

3 hr 13 min
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Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Flash CS3.

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In this tutorial you will take a quick tour of the Flash CS3 interface, learn navigation, and how to access commonly used palettes.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the drawing tools inside of Flash CS3.
In this lesson you will go over the basics of using the Pen tool for creating polygonal and curved shapes.
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.
Learn how to paint color into your graphics, create swatches for solid colors and gradients, as well as transform your gradients for effect.
Learn how to add and modify text inside of Flash CS3
Combining all of our previously learned skills, we will use layers to organize a Flash CS3 project.
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.
Put on your Director hat ;Atilde; ;cent; ' ;not; '' we ;Atilde; ;cent; ' ;not; ' ;cent;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.
Take your animation further by copying, pasting, and reversing frames in an animation.
This tutorial uses a blank file to teach you the basics of alpha (opacity) changes, rotation, and filters to your symbols.
This tutorial takes you through the basics of creating motion guides and easing for Flash symbols.
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.
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
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.
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.
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RC Concepcion


RC is an award winning photographer and author of the best selling books “Get Your Photography On the Web” and “The HDR Book” by Peachpit Press. He is an education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, hosts the popular podcasts “Photoshop User TV” and “Photography Tips and Tricks...

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