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Do you want to learn Flash from the ground up? Add videos to your webpage easily, add elegant animations, photo galleries and more? These kinds of things are now within your reach. Flash CS3 For Designers walks you through the entire Flash application. It's an A-Z guide to using Flash. Even if you have never used Flash before, this video will get you creating Flash projects in no time at all. This video is created with the designer in mind.

You'll learn all the actionscript you need to get started developing rich internet sites, even if you have no programming experience. Colin walks you through with his no-nonsence, plain English approach. It's easier that you thought to learn Flash, and no, it doesn't have to be boring and difficult. All the lesson files, Flash files, videos, sounds and photos are included so you have what the instructor has!

This video is designed to provide an intensive (but easy to follow) crash-course in Flash CS3. The 65 lessons are based on the curriculum Colin taught on his sold-out out multi-city tour, Flash CS3 Summercamp. Whether you’re a complete Flash beginner or someone wanting to quickly get up to speed with the new features in Flash CS3 and ActionScript 3, this video is for you!

Part 1, Session 1: Basics and Drawing

Welcome: Welcome screen and setting launch preferences
Interface: Take a tour of the Flash CS3 interface
Timeline/Layers: Learn about layers in the timeline

Stroke: Use the line tool and pencil tool. Create custom strokes
Shapes: Use the shape tools and use fills
Primitives: Interactive shapes
Gradients: Create and transform gradients
Brush: Use the brush tool in all 5 painting modes
Stroke to fill: Convert a stroke to a fill, allows multiple strokes
Object Drawing: Use the Object drawing model. Use arrange and combine objects
Transform: Use Free transform and envelopes
Pen tool: Master the pen tool. Create different shapes
Align: Align and evenly space objects with a single click
Soften: Feather the edges of vector shapes
Filters: Use the different filters in Flash
Illustrator import: Use the new Illustrator Importer, import native Illustrator documents

Vector vs. Bitmap: Bitmaps and Vectors explained
Import Bitmap: Understand Importing Bitmaps, and image compression
PSD Import: Import native layered Photoshop Documents
Trace Bitmap: Convert Bitmap photos into Vectors
Magic Wand: Use the Magic wand to select portions of bitmaps
Bitmap Fill: Create tiled bitmap patterns in Flash
Build Thumbnails: Mix Vectors and vectors to create Thumbnail buttons
All source files included.

Part 1, Session 2: Animations

Symbols: Understand the 3 different types of Symbols
Basic motion: Learn about animation and tweens
Cachebitmap: A more efficient way of animating complex vectors
Shape tween: Create Shape Tweens (Morphing) and use Shape Hints
Easing: Add realism to your motion with easing
Squash and stretch: Add volume and weight to your animated objects
Animate properties: Animate Color, rotation, transparency and size
Blur: Add motion blur for more elegant animation
Nested Animation: Create animation within animation
Animated filters: Animate Filters for super realism
Motion on a path: Animate on a path, say goodbye to boring linear animation
Masks: Animate an image inside text and create a funky border
Motion masks: A signature with an invisible hand
Timeline effects: Use Flash to generate complex animated transitions
Copy and Paste motion: Don’t do more work than needed. Copy all the motion properties from one object to another

Basic Text: Add single line and paragraph text. Use antialiasing
Dynamic text: Create Scrolling Dynamic text with components
HTML Formatting: Format your text using HTML
Banner ad: Put it all together with an animated banner ad
All source files included.

Part 2, Session 3: Multimedia

Button Sound: Add sound to a button
Editing Sound: Adding Fades using Flash’s sound editor
Looping Sound: Add music to your website. Add a sound button to control playback

Components: Easily add Video to a webpage
Sequence: Work with Image sequences, Quicktime and FLV video (Roundtrip workflow)
Alpha: Create rotoscoped video with transparency
Cue Points: Add Navigation Cue points to add chapters to your video
Vid Player: Create a video player application. Load multiple videos into a single player
Filter Video: Add filters to videos for special effects
All source files included.

Part 2, Session 4: Action

Button: Make a simple button using behaviors
ActionScript overview: A basic introduction to Objects and ActionScript 3
variables: Understand how to use variables as containers
Functions: Control your actionScript with functions
Output text: Create dynamic text with actionScript
Input Text: Use input text so the user can enter text
Movie clips as buttons: Advanced way of using buttons
Draggable movieclip: Learn how to make a movie clip draggable and add soft edged masks
Conditions: Add conditional logic to your scripts, make them think
webpage Nav system: Use actionScript to control a web page
Loader component: Easily load images dynamically
Loading External text: Load text from an external text document at runtime
Image Gallery: Create an image gallery with captions and photos. Learn about arrays
Publishing movies: Learn all the different ways of publishing and outputting flash files. Add a Flash sniffer
All source files included.

An award winning designer, best-selling author and trainer. Colin is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 5 million visitors. Colin has authored 18 books and has been featured in almost every major design magazine. He is in high demand as a lecturer throughout the United States with clients including Disney Studios. Colin is a speaker at the Flash Forward Conference.