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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Introduction to Adobe Flash CS4 Professional $74.95
Drawing and Working with Images in Flash CS4 $74.95
Using Flash CS4 Libraries, Text, and Components $74.95
Animation in Flash CS4 $74.95
ActionScript and Multimedia in Flash CS4 $74.95
Workflow and Adobe Integration in Flash CS4 $74.95
Creating Navigation and Publishing Movies in Flash CS4 $74.95

Bundle Price: $239.00
Total Savings: $285.65


Introduction to Adobe Flash CS4 Professional

Adobe Flash Professional CS4 is one of the most popular interactive multimedia development tools on the market, providing design professionals with the ability to create engaging experiences, ranging from instructional media and games to entire web sites. Flash Professional CS4 includes an updated interface that is consistent with the user-interface (UI) design of other Adobe Creative Suite products such as Adobe Photoshop. This course demonstrates how to get started in Flash Professional CS4, providing a comprehensive introduction to the updated Flash environment. It introduces the learner to methods of creating graphics, explains how to plan Flash projects, and demonstrates how to use the core interface regions – the stage, timeline, and layers.
  • recognize how to create a new Flash project
  • recognize the functions of the key elements of the Flash CS4 interface
  • recognize how to work with panels in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to work with different workspaces in Flash CS4
  • customize the workspace in Flash CS4
  • recognize the steps involved in planning a Flash project
  • distinguish between bitmap and vector graphics
  • recognize when to use the Object or Merge Drawing modes in Flash CS4
  • choose the appropriate tool from the Tools panel in Flash CS4
  • work with the Timeline and layers in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to work with layers in Flash CS4
  • use the Timeline and manipulate layers in Flash CS4

Drawing and Working with Images in Flash CS4

Flash CS4 Professional provides a range of tools that can be used to create impressive graphics and illustrations for your movies. Drawing in the Flash environment produces vector graphics – artwork made from straight or curved lines with clean edges – that allow you to scale drawings without lowering the quality of the overall illustration. You can also import and manipulate bitmap images including JPEGs and PNGs. In addition, Flash CS4 Professional provides improved integration with the other Adobe design tools, including Illustrator and Photoshop. This course introduces the learner to drawing in Flash. It demonstrates how to use the drawing tools, give 2D objects a 3D appearance, and how to import, manipulate, and optimize graphics.
  • recognize how to create and edit geometric shapes
  • recognize how to use the Line Tool in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use the Pencil Tool in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use the Brush Tool in Flash CS4
  • recognize how the Pen Tool can be used in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use the Spray Brush Tool in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use the Deco Tool
  • recognize how to use the selection tools in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use modification tools in Flash CS4
  • create and modify graphics in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use the 3D tools in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create colors in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to trace bitmaps in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to optimize JPEG images in Flash CS4
  • identify key considerations for minimizing file size in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to manipulate an object in 3D space
  • create a new color in Flash CS4, for a given example
  • convert an example JPEG image to a vector image in Flash CS4

Using Flash CS4 Libraries, Text, and Components

In the world of digital design, it is common knowledge that interactive and engaging applications require attractive graphics, but there is also a need for the often-neglected supporting character in Flash applications – the text. The effective and balanced presentation of text is an essential element of most interactive applications. Adobe Flash CS4 Professional can be used to create static text content such as page titles or form labels, as well as text that is loaded into a Flash movie dynamically. This course provides an introduction to creating text in Flash CS4 Professional. It outlines the considerations for using fonts and demonstrates how to create the different types of text fields. It also describes the fundamental concepts of converting images into reusable symbols, and storing those symbols in libraries. The basic components used to build web forms are also explained and demonstrated, providing the learner with an introduction to creating forms in Flash.
  • recognize how to create symbols in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to organize symbols using the library in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to edit symbols in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to add a movie clip to a button symbol in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to edit a button symbol
  • recognize how to use the Movie Explorer in Flash CS4
  • open and create a folder in an external library
  • create and edit a symbol, for a given example
  • filter content using the Movie Explorer, in a given scenario
  • recognize how to create and modify static text in Flash CS4
  • distinguish between static, dynamic, and input text
  • recognize how to convert text to a vector in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to set device fonts in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to substitute fonts in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create dynamic text and input fields in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to embed a font in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create and share a font symbol in Flash CS4
  • use text and fonts in a given scenario in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to add and modify components in Flash CS4
  • recognize which Flash user interface components to use in a given scenario
  • add components to a form using Flash CS4

Animation in Flash CS4

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional is a powerful application for creating and editing dynamic vector-based animations. Its versatile workspace and toolset enable developers to quickly create animations that can be used in a wide variety of contexts. This course introduces the learner to animating in Flash. It explores how to create multiple types of animation including inverse kinematics, frame-by-frame animation, and an improved method of creating motion tweens. Advanced animation topics such as masking and using motion presets and the Motion Editor are also covered.
  • recognize how to create a frame-by-frame animation in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to preview an animation in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use onion skinning in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create and manipulate a motion tween in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create a classic tween
  • recognize how to copy motion as ActionScript in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create a basic shape tween in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to break objects apart in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use shape hints to control shape tweening in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to add bones to symbols to create an armature
  • recognize how to work with bones and shapes
  • recognize how to animate an armature
  • add a motion tween in a given scenario
  • copy motion as ActionScript
  • create, modify, and animate an armature using inverse kinematics
  • recognize how to use motion presets
  • recognize how to control motion using the Motion Editor
  • recognize how to create a mask in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to edit and animate a mask in Flash CS4
  • create an animated mask in a given scenario in Flash CS4

ActionScript and Multimedia in Flash CS4

ActionScript, a scripting language used to manipulate Flash movies, is at the heart of creating interactivity in your movies. Gaining a grasp of ActionScript is essential if you want to produce highly interactive user experiences. This, coupled with an ability to integrate sound and video into Flash, will give your movies an interactive edge! This course provides an introduction to using ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4. It also explains and demonstrates how to incorporate sound and video into your movies.
  • recognize the syntax rules in ActionScript 3.0
  • distinguish between objects, classes, methods, and properties
  • recognize how to use the Actions panel in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use common ActionScript actions in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use mouse event handlers in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use conditional statements in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to download data from a URL in Flash CS4
  • use basic ActionScript 3.0 actions in Flash CS4
  • use mouse event handlers, in a given scenario, in Flash CS4
  • use conditional statements, in a given scenario, in Flash CS4
  • download data from a given URL in Flash CS4
  • add sound in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to manipulate sound in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to publish a document containing sound in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to import and embed a video in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to play an external video in Flash CS4
  • import and manipulate a sound file in Flash CS4, in a given scenario
  • import and embed a given video clip in Flash CS4
  • create a playback controller in a given scenario in Flash CS4

Workflow and Adobe Integration in Flash CS4

Once you understand the basics of Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, it's essential that you look at ways of optimizing your workflow. Flash CS4 provides a number of features that allow you to streamline your work, speeding up the amount of time it takes to carry out tasks. Flash CS4 is part of Adobe Creative Suite 4 - a set of programs which work together to help you design for print, the Web, and mobile devices. This course explains the various ways you can optimize workflow in Flash CS4. It also demonstrates how to work with other Adobe programs, including Adobe Photoshop CS4, and Adobe Device Central CS4 - Adobe's offering for creating and publishing mobile movies. Adobe AIR integration, and the process of using XFL files in Flash are also covered.
  • recognize how to set preferences and document properties in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to undo, redo, and repeat actions in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to share items at author time in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to share items at runtime in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use the Project panel in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to add metadata in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to create custom templates in Flash CS4
  • set preferences in a given scenario, in Flash CS4
  • share given library assets at runtime in Flash CS4
  • work with the Project panel in Flash CS4
  • import Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files into Flash CS4
  • recognize how to work with Flash CS4 files in Bridge
  • recognize how to use Device Central CS4 to create mobile movies
  • import files in XFL format in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to use Adobe AIR with Flash CS4
  • use Adobe Device Central CS4 to create a mobile movie, in a given scenario
  • import files produced in other Adobe applications in Flash CS4

Creating Navigation and Publishing Movies in Flash CS4

Creating intuitive and easy-to-use web site navigation is key to good web design. Using Flash Professional CS4, you can create effective web site navigation that allows users to easily find the information they're looking for. The final stages in the design process involve testing and publishing your application, ensuring that its functionality is free from errors. This course demonstrates how to create navigation within a Flash CS4 movie. It outlines how to structure web content into multiple Flash SWF files, which has many benefits including decreased download time. The course explains how to fully test and preview your movie, as well as publish it and integrate it with HTML.
  • recognize how to add navigation to a Flash CS4 movie
  • recognize how to add secondary navigation to a Flash CS4 web site
  • identify reasons for dividing a site into multiple Flash CS4 SWF files
  • recognize how to load and display external content using ActionScript 3.0
  • add navigation to a given Flash CS4 movie
  • load a given SWF file in Flash CS4
  • recognize how to test a Flash CS4 movie for publication
  • recognize how to use the Bandwidth Profiler in Flash CS4
  • identify the functions of a preloader
  • recognize how to publish a movie in Flash CS4
  • identify the design considerations for combining Flash and HTML
  • recognize how to publish a SWF file along with an HTML page
  • recognize how to insert Flash CS4 content using Dreamweaver
  • integrate Flash movies into HTML pages in a given scenario
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Adobe Flash CS4 e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    252364
  • Duration:
    15 hours
  • Price:
    $239