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  • Objectives
    *Gain a comprehensive look at the most useful tools and features of Flash Professional 8
    *Learn inside tips for how to create better designs and author interactive content rich with video, graphics, and animation
    *Polish your skills with tutorials that will help you generate truly unique web sites and presentations
  • Course description

    Session 1

    Part 1 - Graphics in Flash

    1. A Quick Flash Demo (48 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing the Flash Interface
    Lesson 2: Adding Elements to the Stage
    Lesson 3: Duplicating Library Items
    Lesson 4: Introducing Keyframes, the Transform Tool & Tweening
    Lesson 5: Creating Animations
    Lesson 6: Adding Audio, Swapping Symbols & Testing a Movie
    Lesson 7: Using Graphic Symbols
    Lesson 8: Combining Animations into One Project
    Lesson 9: Creating & Arranging Buttons
    Lesson 10: Adding & Labeling Action Keyframes
    Lesson 11: Adding Behaviors to Buttons
    Lesson 12: Using the Publish Preview Command

    2. Meet Flash: Fundamentals (37 min)
    Lesson 1: Navigating the Stage Area
    Lesson 2: Accessing & Organizing Panels
    Lesson 3: Saving, Exporting & Testing
    Lesson 4: Selecting a Flash Player Version for a New Project
    Lesson 5: Introducing Layers
    Lesson 6: Creating New Layers & Moving Items Between Layers
    Lesson 7: Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Locking Layers
    Lesson 8: Using Outline Mode, Layer Folders & Properties

    3. Drawing with Vectors (28 min)
    Lesson 1: Comparing Vectors & Bitmaps
    Lesson 2: Working with the Pen Tool
    Lesson 3: Drawing a Heart Shape with the Pen Tool
    Lesson 4: Where to Put Points & How Far to Drag Handles
    Lesson 5: Practicing Your Vector Drawing Skills

    4. Flash Natural Drawing Tools (45 min)
    Lesson 1: Setting Up the Drawing Preferences
    Lesson 2: Exploring the Pencil Tool Options
    Lesson 3: Using the Line & Paint Bucket Tools
    Lesson 4: Distinguishing Between Strokes & Fills
    Lesson 5: Modifying Vectors Using the Selection Tool
    Lesson 6: Snapping & Modifying Curves with the Selection Tool
    Lesson 7: Altering Drawings with the Selection Options
    Lesson 8: Using the Brush & Paint Bucket Tools to Fill
    Lesson 9: Painting Using the Various Brush Modes
    Lesson 10: Working with a Stylus & a Tablet
    Lesson 11: Drawing with the Rectangle Tool
    Lesson 12: Drawing with the Oval Tool
    Lesson 13: Drawing with the PolyStar Tool
    Lesson 14: Working with the Eye Dropper Tool
    Lesson 15: Working with the Ink Bottle Tool
    Lesson 16: Working with the Eraser Tool

    5- Advanced Vector Drawing (54 min)
    Lesson 1: Intersecting Shapes within a Single Layer
    Lesson 2: Using the Selection Tool
    Lesson 3: Creating Complex Shapes with Intersecting Lines
    Lesson 4: Combining Tools to Create Detailed Curves
    Lesson 5: Vector Drawing Techniques
    Lesson 6: Grouping Vector Shapes
    Lesson 7: Editing the Contents of a Group
    Lesson 8: Creating & Arranging Groups
    Lesson 9: Object-Based Drawing

    6. Setting Colors in Flash (44 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing Advanced Color Selection
    Lesson 2: Working with the Color Mixer
    Lesson 3: Creating Transparency & Sampling Colors
    Lesson 4: Using the Color Swatches Palette
    Lesson 5: Applying & Stylizing Strokes
    Lesson 6: Adjusting Cap, Join & Other Stroke Properties
    Lesson 7: Applying & Transforming Gradients
    Lesson 8: Saving & Locking Gradients
    Lesson 9: Choosing a Gradient Overflow
    Lesson 10: Adding Transparency to a Gradient

    7. Bitmaps in Flash (51 min)
    Lesson 1: Importing Files to the Stage & Library
    Lesson 2: File Compression Settings, Size Report & Use Count
    Lesson 3: Compressing Individual Files
    Lesson 4: Importing an Image with a Transparent Background
    Lesson 5: Using Trace Bitmap to Change a Background to Vectors
    Lesson 6: Changing a Foreground Item to Vectors
    Lesson 7: Using the Optimize Curves Command
    Lesson 8: Grouping an Image & Using the Transform Tools
    Lesson 9: Performing Transformations Numerically
    Lesson 10: Working with the Free Transform Options
    Lesson 11: Working with Bitmap Fills inside a Vector Shape
    Lesson 12: Using the Break Apart Command & the Magic Wand Tool

    8. Using Text in Flash (55 min)
    Lesson 1: Auto-Sizing, Auto-Wrapping & Selecting Text
    Lesson 2: Changing a Font, Picking a Color & Checking SpellingLesson 3: Using Rulers, Guides, Grids & Snapping
    Lesson 4: Aligning, Distributing & Spacing Text
    Lesson 5: Working with Device Fonts
    Lesson 6: Editing Files with Missing Fonts
    Lesson 7: Anti-Aliasing Text for Better Quality & Readability
    Lesson 8: Paragraph & Character Formatting
    Lesson 9: Using Text as a Design Element
    Lesson 10: Text on a Path, Guide Layers & the Transform Panel

    9. Symbols (41 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing Symbols
    Lesson 2: Creating & Reusing a Symbol
    Lesson 3: Editing a Symbol in Place
    Lesson 4: Editing a Symbol in the Library
    Lesson 5: Modifying an Instance of a Symbol
    Lesson 6: Nesting Elements inside a Symbol
    Lesson 7: Adjusting the Color & Opacity of a Symbol
    Lesson 8: Deconstructing & Reordering Symbol Parts
    Lesson 9: Taking Advantage of Logically Ordered Layers
    Lesson 10: Organizing the Library
    Lesson 11: Looking at Symbols as a Movie inside of a Movie

    10. Symbol Effects: Filters & Blends (65 min)
    Lesson 1: Applying Fader Gradients
    Lesson 2: Adding Text & Graphics to a Background
    Lesson 3: Converting Text to Symbols
    Lesson 4: Using Drop Shadows with Text
    Lesson 5: Using Drop Shadows with Symbols
    Lesson 6: Applying the Blur Filter to Text & Symbols
    Lesson 7: Customizing Glow & Bevel
    Lesson 8: Disabling Filters & Using the Gradient Bevel Filter
    Lesson 9: Stacking Order & Other Filters & Settings
    Lesson 10: Saving & Using Filter Presets
    Lesson 11: Understanding Blend Modes
    Lesson 12: Using the Normal, Darken & Multiply Blend Modes
    Lesson 13: Using the Lighten & Screen Blend Modes
    Lesson 14: Using the Overlay & Hard Light Blend Modes
    Lesson 15: Using the Add, Subtract, Difference & Invert Blends
    Lesson 16: Building a Mask without Blend Modes
    Lesson 17: Building a Mask Using Alpha, Blend & Layer Modes

    Session 2

    Part 1 - Graphics in Flash

    1. A Quick Flash Demo (48 min )
    Lesson 1: Introducing the Flash Interface
    Lesson 2: Adding Elements to the Stage
    Lesson 3: Duplicating Library Items
    Lesson 4: Introducing Keyframes, the Transform Tool & Tweening
    Lesson 5: Creating Animations
    Lesson 6: Adding Audio, Swapping Symbols & Testing a Movie
    Lesson 7: Using Graphic Symbols
    Lesson 8: Combining Animations into One Project
    Lesson 9: Creating & Arranging Buttons
    Lesson 10: Adding & Labeling Action Keyframes
    Lesson 11: Adding Behaviors to Buttons
    Lesson 12: Using the Publish Preview Command

    2. Meet Flash: Fundamentals (37 min)
    Lesson 1: Navigating the Stage Area
    Lesson 2: Accessing & Organizing Panels
    Lesson 3: Saving, Exporting & Testing
    Lesson 4: Selecting a Flash Player Version for a New Project
    Lesson 5: Introducing Layers
    Lesson 6: Creating New Layers & Moving Items Between Layers
    Lesson 7: Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Locking Layers
    Lesson 8: Using Outline Mode, Layer Folders & Properties

    3. Drawing with Vectors (28 min)
    Lesson 1: Comparing Vectors & Bitmaps
    Lesson 2: Working with the Pen Tool
    Lesson 3: Drawing a Heart Shape with the Pen Tool
    Lesson 4: Where to Put Points & How Far to Drag Handles
    Lesson 5: Practicing Your Vector Drawing Skills

    4. Flash Natural Drawing Tools (45 min)
    Lesson 1: Setting Up the Drawing Preferences
    Lesson 2: Exploring the Pencil Tool Options
    Lesson 3: Using the Line & Paint Bucket Tools
    Lesson 4: Distinguishing Between Strokes & Fills
    Lesson 5: Modifying Vectors Using the Selection Tool
    Lesson 6: Snapping & Modifying Curves with the Selection Tool
    Lesson 7: Altering Drawings with the Selection Options
    Lesson 8: Using the Brush & Paint Bucket Tools to Fill
    Lesson 9: Painting Using the Various Brush Modes
    Lesson 10: Working with a Stylus & a Tablet
    Lesson 11: Drawing with the Rectangle Tool
    Lesson 12: Drawing with the Oval Tool
    Lesson 13: Drawing with the PolyStar Tool
    Lesson 14: Working with the Eye Dropper Tool
    Lesson 15: Working with the Ink Bottle Tool
    Lesson 16: Working with the Eraser Tool

    5- Advanced Vector Drawing (54 min)
    Lesson 1: Intersecting Shapes within a Single Layer
    Lesson 2: Using the Selection Tool
    Lesson 3: Creating Complex Shapes with Intersecting Lines
    Lesson 4: Combining Tools to Create Detailed Curves
    Lesson 5: Vector Drawing Techniques
    Lesson 6: Grouping Vector Shapes
    Lesson 7: Editing the Contents of a Group
    Lesson 8: Creating & Arranging Groups
    Lesson 9: Object-Based Drawing

    6. Setting Colors in Flash (44 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing Advanced Color Selection
    Lesson 2: Working with the Color Mixer
    Lesson 3: Creating Transparency & Sampling Colors
    Lesson 4: Using the Color Swatches Palette
    Lesson 5: Applying & Stylizing Strokes
    Lesson 6: Adjusting Cap, Join & Other Stroke Properties
    Lesson 7: Applying & Transforming Gradients
    Lesson 8: Saving & Locking Gradients
    Lesson 9: Choosing a Gradient Overflow
    Lesson 10: Adding Transparency to a Gradient

    7. Bitmaps in Flash (51 min)
    Lesson 1: Importing Files to the Stage & Library
    Lesson 2: File Compression Settings, Size Report & Use Count
    Lesson 3: Compressing Individual Files
    Lesson 4: Importing an Image with a Transparent Background
    Lesson 5: Using Trace Bitmap to Change a Background to Vectors
    Lesson 6: Changing a Foreground Item to Vectors
    Lesson 7: Using the Optimize Curves Command
    Lesson 8: Grouping an Image & Using the Transform Tools
    Lesson 9: Performing Transformations Numerically
    Lesson 10: Working with the Free Transform Options
    Lesson 11: Working with Bitmap Fills inside a Vector Shape
    Lesson 12: Using the Break Apart Command & the Magic Wand Tool

    8. Using Text in Flash (55 min)
    Lesson 1: Auto-Sizing, Auto-Wrapping & Selecting Text
    Lesson 2: Changing a Font, Picking a Color & Checking Spelling
    Lesson 3: Using Rulers, Guides, Grids & Snapping
    Lesson 4: Aligning, Distributing & Spacing Text
    Lesson 5: Working with Device Fonts
    Lesson 6: Editing Files with Missing Fonts
    Lesson 7: Anti-Aliasing Text for Better Quality & Readability
    Lesson 8: Paragraph & Character Formatting
    Lesson 9: Using Text as a Design Element
    Lesson 10: Text on a Path, Guide Layers & the Transform Panel

    9. Symbols (41 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing Symbols
    Lesson 2: Creating & Reusing a Symbol
    Lesson 3: Editing a Symbol in Place
    Lesson 4: Editing a Symbol in the Library
    Lesson 5: Modifying an Instance of a Symbol
    Lesson 6: Nesting Elements inside a Symbol
    Lesson 7: Adjusting the Color & Opacity of a Symbol
    Lesson 8: Deconstructing & Reordering Symbol Parts
    Lesson 9: Taking Advantage of Logically Ordered Layers
    Lesson 10: Organizing the Library
    Lesson 11: Looking at Symbols as a Movie inside of a Movie

    10. Symbol Effects: Filters & Blends (65 min)
    Lesson 1: Applying Fader Gradients
    Lesson 2: Adding Text & Graphics to a Background
    Lesson 3: Converting Text to Symbols
    Lesson 4: Using Drop Shadows with Text
    Lesson 5: Using Drop Shadows with Symbols
    Lesson 6: Applying the Blur Filter to Text & Symbols
    Lesson 7: Customizing Glow & Bevel
    Lesson 8: Disabling Filters & Using the Gradient Bevel Filter
    Lesson 9: Stacking Order & Other Filters & Settings
    Lesson 10: Saving & Using Filter Presets
    Lesson 11: Understanding Blend Modes
    Lesson 12: Using the Normal, Darken & Multiply Blend Modes
    Lesson 13: Using the Lighten & Screen Blend Modes
    Lesson 14: Using the Overlay & Hard Light Blend Modes
    Lesson 15: Using the Add, Subtract, Difference & Invert Blends
    Lesson 16: Building a Mask without Blend Modes
    Lesson 17: Building a Mask Using Alpha, Blend & Layer Modes



    Part 2 - Animation in Flash
    1. Introduction to the Timeline (55 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing Frame-Based Animation
    Lesson 2: The Timeline Window
    Lesson 3: Understanding Keyframes
    Lesson 4: Animating Your Elements Using Keyframes
    Lesson 5: Practicing Your Animation Techniques
    Lesson 6: Using Onion Skin View
    Lesson 7: Facial Animation
    Lesson 8: Replacement Animation
    Lesson 9: Rotoscoping

    2. Shape Tweening (70 min)
    Lesson 1: Doing a Simple Shape Tween
    Lesson 2: Getting Your Tween to Behave Properly
    Lesson 3: Distributive & Angular Blending
    Lesson 4: Working with Shape Hints
    Lesson 5: Modifying a Graphic for a Better Tween
    Lesson 6: Choosing Shape Hint Location for a Complex Graphic
    Lesson 7: Segmenting a Graphic for Smoother Tweening
    Lesson 8: Tweening Facial Expressions
    Lesson 9: Using Shape Hints for Sophisticated Tweening
    Lesson 10: Fine-Tuning Facial Animation
    Lesson 11: Setting Up a Tween with Text
    Lesson 12: Adjusting a Text Tween & Making it Loop

    3. Motion Tweening (64 min)
    Lesson 1: Differences in Structure of Shape & Motion Tweens
    Lesson 2: Converting an Object to Symbol & Motion Tweening
    Lesson 3: Scaling & Rotating Motion Tweening
    Lesson 4: Adding a Background Color & Making a Cloud Layer
    Lesson 5: The Problems with Motion Tweening a Shape
    Lesson 6: Problems with Using the Create Motion Tween Option
    Lesson 7: Setting Up the Traveling Cloud Animation
    Lesson 8: Simulating the Camera Flying Down to the Ground
    Lesson 9: Animating the Airship Landing
    Lesson 10: Creating an Elastic Landing Effect
    Lesson 11: Replacing Grouped Ship with Ship & Canopy
    Lesson 12: Animating the Alien Hopping out of the Ship
    Lesson 13: Motion Tweening Individual Text Characters
    Lesson 14: Adding Randomness to Text Animations

    4. Advanced Animation Techniques (59 min)
    Lesson 1: Fading In a Background
    Lesson 2: Animating a Banner with Filters & Text
    Lesson 3: Animating a Title with a Blur Effect
    Lesson 4: Animating Navigation Buttons into View
    Lesson 5: Fading In a Block of Text
    Lesson 6: Tweaking the Timing of Animations
    Lesson 7: Setting Up a Motion Guide Path
    Lesson 8: Orienting an Object to a Motion Guide Path
    Lesson 9: Controlling Speed, Snapping & Registration Point
    Lesson 10: Reconfiguring Your Workspace
    Lesson 11: Adding & Swapping Facial Expression Symbols
    Lesson 12: Modifying Elements to React with One Another
    Lesson 13: Creating a Stretch & Squash Effect
    Lesson 14: Tweening & Shifting Keyframes to Exaggerate Motion

    5. Simulating Speed in your Animations (62 min)
    Lesson 1: Understanding Speed in Flash
    Lesson 2: Introducing Ease
    Lesson 3: Easing In & Out of Motion Tweens
    Lesson 4: Improving Animations with Subtle Ease
    Lesson 5: Using the Custom Ease In / Ease Out Dialog Box
    Lesson 6: Easing within a Motion Guide Layer
    Lesson 7: Customizing Ease for Position
    Lesson 8: Customizing Ease for Rotation & Color
    Lesson 9: Using a Gradient to Simulate Speed
    Lesson 10: Applying a Motion Blur to Simulate Speed

    6. Nesting Symbols for Complex Animation (61 min)
    Lesson 1: Introducing Timeline Effects
    Lesson 2: Reviewing & Preparing for Animation
    Lesson 3: Working with Groups & Symbols
    Lesson 4: Symbols, Nesting & Motion Tweening
    Lesson 5: Creating Nested Animations
    Lesson 6: Building Multi-Layered Animations
    Lesson 7: Creating Motion along a Path
    Lesson 8: Packaging Symbols
    Lesson 9: Understanding Graphic & Movie Clip Symbols
    Lesson 10: Creating Character Animations
    Lesson 11: Managing Character Animations with Nesting & Symbols

    7. Animated Masks & Filters (54 min)
    Lesson 1: Using Open External Library to Copy Assets
    Lesson 2: Animating a Mask Using a Shape Tween
    Lesson 3: Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect
    Lesson 4: Animating a Signature Using Stage Reveal
    Lesson 5: Working with Complex, Layered Vector Artwork
    Lesson 6: Reproducing an Adobe® Illustrator® Gradient
    Lesson 7: Animating a Gradient to Create a Shimmer Effect
    Lesson 8: Combining Filters, Blends & Motion Tweening
    Lesson 9: Creating a Kaleidoscope Effect
    Lesson 10: Creating a Realistic Drop Shadow
    Lesson 11: Using Blend Options to Create a Soft Mask

    8. Sound & Video (85 min)
    Lesson 1: Importing & Adding Sound to the Timeline
    Lesson 2: Working with Audio File Sizes
    Lesson 3: Adding Effects to Sound & Customizing Settings
    Lesson 4: Syncing Up the Sound with the Action
    Lesson 5: Working with Speech Compression
    Lesson 6: Streaming Audio
    Lesson 7: Working with Frame Labels
    Lesson 8: Adjusting the Animation to the Voice Over Track
    Lesson 9: Setting Up Audio for Lip Sync
    Lesson 10: Adding a Looping Mouth Movie
    Lesson 11: Fine-Tuning Specific Mouth Movements
    Lesson 12: Changing Facial Expressions to Match Words
    Lesson 13: Importing Video
    Lesson 14: Editing Video Prior to Bringing it into the Timeline
    Lesson 15: Selecting Video Compression Settings
    Lesson 16: Adding Effects & Motion Tweens to Video
    Lesson 17: Using Progressive Download & Selecting the Skin
    Lesson 18: Using the Flash 8 Video Encoder

    Session 3
    Part 3 - Making Interactive Movies with Flash
    1. Flash Buttons (54 min)
    Lesson 1: Making a Simple Button
    Lesson 2: Using a Hit State
    Lesson 3: Making Animated Buttons
    Lesson 4: Adding Sounds to Buttons
    Lesson 5: Applying a Drop Shadow
    Lesson 6: Making Buttons Using Bitmaps
    Lesson 7: Using Blend Effects to Spice Up Your Buttons
    Lesson 8: Adding a Message with the Status Bar Feature
    Lesson 9: Using Buttons from the Common Libraries
    Lesson 10: Using Rollovers to Display Images & Text

    2. Scripting Basics (51 min)
    Lesson 1: Setting Up to Use Action Script
    Lesson 2: Introducing the Actions Window & Script Assist
    Lesson 3: Creating Buttons to Activate Action Script
    Lesson 4: Labeling Buttons in the Properties Window
    Lesson 5: Assigning Play & Stop Actions to Buttons
    Lesson 6: Organizing & Arranging Buttons
    Lesson 7: Using the Behaviors Window to Stop All Sounds
    Lesson 8: Using the Goto and Play Behavior
    Lesson 9: Modifying a Behavior & Adding an Action Layer
    Lesson 10: Duplicating & Modifying Sequences in the Timeline
    Lesson 11: Using Advanced Goto Behavior Options
    Lesson 12: Linking a Button to a Website

    3. Basic Navigation Systems (64 min)
    Lesson 1: Dividing Movies into Scenes
    Lesson 2: Arranging & Adding Scenes in the Scene Panel
    Lesson 3: Creating a New Scene from a Copy
    Lesson 4: Adding Stop Action Scripts to Flash Scenes
    Lesson 5: Setting Up a Basic Navigation System
    Lesson 6: Using a Generic Action Script for More Flexible Navigation
    Lesson 7: Creating a Non-Linear Navigation System
    Lesson 8: Navigating with Keyframe Labels
    Lesson 9: Navigating with Separate Flash Files
    Lesson 10: Loading an External Movie inside of a Symbol
    Lesson 11: Loading External Images inside of a Symbol

    4. Flash Screens (61 min)
    Lesson 1: Setting Up a Slide Presentation
    Lesson 2: Adding Content & Creating New Slides
    Lesson 3: Nesting, Navigating, Arranging & Naming Slides
    Lesson 4: Adding Filters & Text to Slides
    Lesson 5: Adding & Resizing Navigation Buttons from the Library
    Lesson 6: Assigning Behaviors to Screen Buttons
    Lesson 7: Exploring & Editing Button Layers
    Lesson 8: Using Transitions with Screens
    Lesson 9: Screens vs. Forms
    Lesson 10: Setting Form Parameters & Navigation
    Lesson 11: Introducing Templates
    Lesson 12: Using the Quiz Style Template

    5. Advanced Navigation Systems (69 min)
    Lesson 1: Adding Slides & a Reference Guide Layer
    Lesson 2: Rebuilding the Home Page & Adding Placeholders
    Lesson 3: Setting Up a Movie Clip to Act Like a Button
    Lesson 4: Adding Rollover States
    Lesson 5: Using an Invisible Button
    Lesson 6: Duplicating & Modifying Button Properties
    Lesson 7: Adding Text & Navigation to Buttons
    Lesson 8: Creating a Sub-Navigation System
    Lesson 9: Looping, Adding Content & Using Scripts
    Lesson 10: Nesting a Sub-Navigation System
    Lesson 11: Setting Sub-Navigation System Links
    Lesson 12: Pasting Frames, Swapping Content & Transitioning

    6. Data Entry Forms & Components (74 min)
    Lesson 1: Creating Input Text Fields
    Lesson 2: Creating Check Boxes
    Lesson 3: Introducing Components & Dynamic Text
    Lesson 4: Building a Form with Components
    Lesson 5: Adjusting the Parameters of Components
    Lesson 6: Adding Radio Buttons
    Lesson 7: Setting Alignment & Adding a Text Area
    Lesson 8: Adding Component Buttons & Themes
    Lesson 9: Changing Component Themes Using the Library Panel
    Lesson 10: Using Action Scripts to Send Information
    Lesson 11: Setting Up Trace Actions
    Lesson 12: Referencing Action Scripts
    Lesson 13: Setting Up & Reviewing a Completed Action Script
    Lesson 14: Using the Flash Exchange & Extension Manager

    7. Publishing your Movies (46 min)
    Lesson 1: Looking at the Generate Size Report Option
    Lesson 2: Exploring Test Movie Options
    Lesson 3: Adding a Preloader
    Lesson 4: Adding Animated Graphics to a Preloader
    Lesson 5: Looking at the Publish Settings Options
    Lesson 6: Viewing Published Files
    Lesson 7: Exploring HTML Settings
    Lesson 8: Centering an HTML Page Horizontally in Dreamweaver®
    Lesson 9: Centering an HTML Page Vertically in Dreamweaver
    Lesson 10: Copying the Correct Files to a Server

    8. Developing for Mobile & PDA (25 min)
    Lesson 1: Exploring Publish & Device Settings
    Lesson 2: Creating a Slideshow Document
    Lesson 3: Setting Up Action Scripts
    Lesson 4: Previewing with a Test Movie
    Lesson 5: Animating a Movie Clip
    Lesson 6: Creating a Navigation System with Action Scripts
    Lesson 7: Tips & Resources for Developing Mobile Content

    Flash Professional 8 Advanced

    Learn how to unleash your creative potential with advanced tutorials on the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites. You will learn scripting basics and then dive into how ActionScript works and how and where to include it in your applications.
    • Expand your skills beyond the basics of Flash 8 Professional with interactive lessons designed to broaden your Flash skills set
    • Tackle the advanced capabilities of ActionScript for looping movie clips, playing sounds, and creating menu buttons
    • Learn how to create compelling 2D animations and take video where it has never gone before

    Session 1

    Part 1: - EXPLORING ACTIONSCRIPT
    1. GETTING STARTED (1:05:12 min)
    Lesson 1: The Trace Function & Comments
    Lesson 2: ActionScript Preferences & the Check Syntax Button
    Lesson 3: The Actions Panel
    Lesson 4: Creating a Variable
    Lesson 5: Identifying & Measuring Movie Clips
    Lesson 6: Accessing the Values of Movie Clip Properties
    Lesson 7: Changing the Properties of Other Movie Clips
    Lesson 8: Adding Dynamic Text & Buttons
    Lesson 9: Using the TextField.text Property of Dynamic Text
    Lesson 10: Best Practices for Working with String & Number Variables
    Lesson 11: Using Script Assist to Attach Script to a Button
    Lesson 12: Keeping Your Script Organized
    Lesson 13: Connecting All the Actions Together

    2. ACTIONSCRIPT SYNTAX & STRUCTURE (1:07:46 min)
    Lesson 1: Changing the Position and Size of an Object
    Lesson 2: Introducing Dot Syntax
    Lesson 3: Using the Movie Explorer
    Lesson 4: Placing Objects Inside Other Objects Using Paths
    Lesson 5: Comparing Absolute vs. Relative Paths
    Lesson 6: Altering the Parent of an Object
    Lesson 7: Using the Insert a Target Path Tool
    Lesson 8: De.ning Classes, Objects, Properties, Methods, & Events
    Lesson 9: Adding an Event Handler to a Movie Clip
    Lesson 10: Making Things Easier by Declaring Object Types
    Lesson 11: Building a Button
    Lesson 12: Using a Method to Add a Speci.c Action to a utton
    Lesson 13: Understanding the Purpose of Objects e.g. Date
    Lesson 14: Using Various Methods to Obtain Speci.c Date Data
    Lesson 15: Creating a Named Dynamic Text Field

    3. TEXT & FORM HANDLING (54:20 min)
    Lesson 1: Creating Dynamic Text Fields from Static Text
    Lesson 2: Using ActionScript to Insert Text into a Field
    Lesson 3: Modifying TextField Properties to Size & Wrap Text
    Lesson 4: Overview of Creating Text Fields with ActionScript
    Lesson 5: Creating New Text Fields with ActionScript
    Lesson 6: Changing Text Color with ActionScript
    Lesson 7: Changing Text Properties with a TextFormat Object
    Lesson 8: Using setNewTextFormat, Grouping Scripts & Auto Format
    Lesson 9: Embedding Fonts into a Flash Movie
    Lesson 10: Creating Input Text Fields
    Lesson 11: Retrieving Data from Input Fields
    Lesson 12: Exporting Data to a Website via URL
    Lesson 13: Adding Navigation Between the Form & Home Text

    4. WORKING ON EXTERNAL DATA (1:11:43 min)
    Lesson 1: Importing Data from a Text File Using a LoadVars Object
    Lesson 2: Accessing Variables in a Text File
    Lesson 3: Setting Up How the Data Displays on Screen
    Lesson 4: Setting Up a Navigation System to Access Variables
    Lesson 5: Introducing Components
    Lesson 6: Setting Parameters & Using ActionScript to Load Lables
    Lesson 7: Using a TextArea Component
    Lesson 8: Linking the ComboBox Data to the TextArea Data
    Lesson 9: Setting Up an XMLConnector to Bring in Data
    Lesson 10: Setting Up a Binding in the Component Inspector
    Lesson 11: Binding an Array of Data to the ComboBox
    Lesson 12: Binding the Description to the ComboBox
    Lesson 13: Assigning the Default Value for the Selected Index
    Lesson 14: Adding Areas & Setting Up Their Bindings
    Lesson 15: Using a Loader Component to Load Graphics
    Lesson 16: Adding Image Loaders for the Sun & Water Indicators
    Lesson 17: Changing Styles with ActionScript

    5. ANIMATING WITH ACTIONSCRIPT (1:19:44 min)
    Lesson 1: Creating Simple Animations with ActionScript
    Lesson 2: Using Buttons to Play & Stop Animations
    Lesson 3: Writing Script to Control the Alpha of a Movie Clip
    Lesson 4: Using a Conditional Statement to Create Smarter Animations
    Lesson 5: Creating a Reusable Function
    Lesson 6: Adjusting the Speed of the Animation
    Lesson 7: Creating Buttons to Fade In & Out
    Lesson 8: Varying the Speed of an Animation
    Lesson 9: Creating & Using Functions
    Lesson 10: Animating with the SetInterval Function
    Lesson 11: Animating with Transitions
    Lesson 12: Animating with the Easing Parameter
    Lesson 13: Adding Tweens to an Animation
    Lesson 14: Comparing Di.erent Methods of Tweening
    Lesson 15: Final Comments & Credits
    Session 2

    Part 2: - PUTTING ACTIONSCRIPT TO WORK

    1. MAKING FLASH WEBSITE STRUCTURES (1:08:14 min)
    Lesson 1: Setting Up a Basic Slide Presentation
    Lesson 2: Masking JPEGs to Use as Background Images
    Lesson 3: Setting Up a Reusable Text Animation
    Lesson 4: Creating New Slide Screens Using Established Layout
    Lesson 5: Adjusting the Text Background to Match the Text
    Lesson 6: Working with Form Screens
    Lesson 7: Creating Buttons Based on ActionScript
    Lesson 8: Using ActionScript to Add Styles to Buttons
    Lesson 9: Using ActionScript to Set Up Button Behaviors
    Lesson 10: Using Tween Classes to Create a Tracking Pointer
    Lesson 11: Using the Go To Slide Method

    2. BUILDING A BASIC GAME (55:48 min)
    Lesson 1: Placing the Button & the Bubble
    Lesson 2: Using the Math Function for Random Placement
    Lesson 3: Using the Duplicate Movie Clip Function
    Lesson 4: Storing the Movement of a Bubble in an "initObject"
    Lesson 5: Making the Bubbles Move Randomly
    Lesson 6: Staying Inside a Frame with Conditional Statements
    Lesson 7: Setting Up a hitTest
    Lesson 8: Rotation, Alpha & Unloading the MovieClips
    Lesson 9: Making the Pin a Dragable Element
    Lesson 10: Creating More Bubbles with "for" Statements
    Lesson 11: Adding a Sound Object
    Lesson 12: Adding the Score & Starting Position of the Pin

    3. MORE GAME STRUCTURES (57:44 min)
    Lesson 1: Setting Up the Key Command
    Lesson 2: Creating Variables & Instances to Control Motion
    Lesson 3: Creating a Function to Listen to Keyboard Commands
    Lesson 4: Using the Attach Move Method
    Lesson 5: Creating an Init Bullet to Shoot from the Gun
    Lesson 6: Removing Unused Movie Clips
    Lesson 7: Creating an Init Function for the Aliens
    Lesson 8: Setting Up the Alien Movement
    Lesson 9: Using the Hit Test Method for Movie Clip Collision
    Lesson 10: Setting Up Sounds & Explosions on Contact
    Lesson 11: Setting Up Hits & Misses

    4. CONTROLLING VIDEO WITH ACTIONSCRIPT (59:42 min)
    Lesson 1: Importing Video & Changing Parameters
    Lesson 2: Managing Video Playback Options
    Lesson 3: Accessing the Control Bar & Video Content
    Lesson 4: Building a Control Bar & Customizing Buttons
    Lesson 5: Setting Up a Video Playlist
    Lesson 6: Placing Cue Points in the Video
    Lesson 7: Using Listener Objects to Get Data from a Cue Point
    Lesson 8: Animating Movie Clips to Sync with Cue Points
    Lesson 9: Setting Up Video & XML Files for Closed Captioning
    Lesson 10: Parsing the XML File
    Lesson 11: Setting up a "for" Loop
    Lesson 12: Assigning the Caption Text to the Cue Points

    5. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER (1:00:02 min)
    Lesson 1: Formatting a Slideshow in ActionScript
    Lesson 2: Extracting Data from an XML File
    Lesson 3: Adding Thumbnails into a Flash Movie
    Lesson 4: Perfecting Rollovers with Nesting & Tweening
    Lesson 5: Building a Function to Generalize Script
    Lesson 6: Loading Mulitple Images Using a Single Function
    Lesson 7: Arranging Thumbnail Positions in a Flash Movie
    Lesson 8: Using a SetInterval Function to Animate Images

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