Adobe Flash Level 1

This course is intended for designers and developers who are new to Flash. It covers the Adobe Rich Media Communication Using Flash Professional CS5 objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Please refer to the CD-ROM that came with this course for a document that maps the Adobe Rich Media Communication Using Flash Professional CS5 objectives to the content in the Adobe Flash CS5 series.

To gain the most from this class, students should be familiar with the Windows environment (XP for those using the guide and Vista for online users), be familiar with the Web and its terminologies, have a basic frame of reference for graphic and design applications, and have a desire to know the basic terminologies and components of ActionScript™ and its role as a Flash programming language

• Get started with Flash CS5
• Add shapes, colors, and lines with drawing and painting tools
• Create symbols and instances
• Identify and compare image types
• Manipulate objects
• Create and modify text and convert text to shapes
• Identify animation tools and features and create an animation
• Enter simple code in ActionScript and add a code snippet to Flash

Course Outline

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 Animations 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

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