Flash Catalyst Crash Course, with RC Concepcion

By designing a small microsite, you will be able to master the necessary pieces to get you designing great interactivity, with no code.

Many times, designers want to be able to put together online experiences without having to learn code. From small microsites, to add-ons to existing websites, the more engaging we can make our online experience the better. RC Concepcion takes you through Adobes newest software Flash Catalyst CS5. By designing a small microsite, you will be able to master the necessary pieces to get you designing great interactivity, with no code.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:56)


Lesson 2: Overview of the Interface and HUD (Duration 05:51)

Take a quick tour of the Flash Catalyst CS5 application before you start.

Lesson 3: Importing from Photoshop CS5 (Duration 09:59)

Start the beginnings of a Microsite by creating and importing assets from Photoshop CS5

Lesson 4: Importing Illustrator CS5 Content (Duration 09:41)

Vector graphics are great for design. Take a tour of how to import files from Illustrator CS5

Lesson 5: Buttons and Organization (Duration 07:34)

Learn how to make buttons from components as well as how to setup a good layer structure in Flash Catalyst CS5

Lesson 6: Working with States and Transitions (Duration 08:46)

Everything that you do from an interaction standpoint starts in States. Take a quick tour on how to make a State and add transitions

Lesson 7: Creating Duplicate States and Adding Interaction (Duration 07:22)

Make the development of any application easier using Duplicate States in Flash Catalyst. We will also add some actions to the buttons

Lesson 8: Creating Text Blocks and Scrolling Content (Duration 08:22)

Once we have the individual pages for our microsite, we're going to need to add content. Learn how to make a text box and a scrolling text box.

Lesson 9: Importing Images to Library and Replacing Artwork (Duration 08:20)

Learn how to add images to your Flash Catalyst project as well as a quick way to replace content on pages.

Lesson 10: Importing Video in Flash Catalyst (Duration 06:08)

Learn how easy it actually is to import video into Flash Catalyst CS5

Lesson 11: Adding Sound to your Project and Selecting Specific States (Duration 03:56)

Learn how easy it actually is to import sound into Flash Catalyst CS5 as well as how to shot only transitions to specific states

Lesson 12: Make your Own Component - Scrollbar (Duration 10:41)

Lets use Illustrator CS5 to create our own scrollbar and apply it to a text box

Lesson 13: Creating an Action Sequence (Duration 05:43)

Action Sequences add a little more spice to your existing project.

Lesson 14: Creating a Data List (Duration 09:09)

Learn how to create a Data List for your microsite.

Lesson 15: Publishing Your Flash Catalyst Project (Duration 03:14)

All about how to publish your Flash Catalyst File including Adobe AIR

Lesson 16: Conclusion (Duration 00:35)


Meet Your Instructor: RC Concepcion

RC is an education and curriculum developer and a “Photoshop Guy” for KelbyOne. An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has 10+ years in the I.T. and…

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