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Overview

This training series produced in HD includes over 20 hours of indexed tutorials on the industry’s most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive web sites. You will dramatically expand your knowledge of Flash and its extensive capabilities with this Total Training for Adobe Flash Professional 8 training series.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Aspiring web developers
  • Aspiring animators
  • Job seekers
  • Graduates
  • Students

Course Outline:

This course consists of the following modules:

Part  01 – Graphics in Flash

  • Module 01: A Quick Flash Demo
  • Module 02: Meet Flash: Fundamentals
  • Module 03: Drawing with Vectors
  • Module 04: Flash Natural Drawing Tools
  • Module 05: Advanced Vector Drawing
  • Module 06: Setting Colors in Flash
  • Module 07: Bitmaps in Flash
  • Module 08: Using Text in Flash
  • Module 09: Symbols
  • Module 10: Symbol Effects: Filters & Blends

Part  02 – Animation in Flash

  • Module 01: Introduction to the Timeline
  • Module 02: Shape Tweening
  • Module 03: Motion Tweening
  • Module 04: Advanced Animation Techniques
  • Module 05: Simulating Speed in your Animations
  • Module 06: Nesting Symbols for Complex Animation
  • Module 07: Animated Masks & Filters
  • Module 08: Sound & Video

Part  03 – Making Interactive Movies with Flash

  • Module 01: Flash Buttons
  • Module 02: Scripting Basics
  • Module 03: Basic Navigation Systems
  • Module 04: Flash Screens
  • Module 05: Advanced Navigation Systems
  • Module 06: Data Entry Forms & Components
  • Module 07: Publishing your Movies
  • Module 08: Developing for Mobile & PDA

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Certification:

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Flash Professional 8.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

Learn to create some advanced and authoring interactive websites. Enhance your knowledge further in the aspect of Flash and the different capability which will be open to you by taking this course. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Animator – £24,408 per annum
  • 3D Animator – £24,997 per annum
  • Software Engineer – £35,264 per annum
  • Software developer – £30,782 per annum

Presenter Information:

John Ulliman has been working in interactive digital media since 1985 starting out his career on cutting edge applications for computer modeling and animation in the Aerospace industry with a number of companies, including Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. He started his own studio, On The Wave Visual Communications in 1991 providing 2D and 3D graphics and animations for print, video and the web. He has consulted for many software firms in the industry, including Apple, Adobe, Macromedia, Microsoft, AutoDesk, and Alias Wavefront.

John has been teaching ever since he first picked up a computer, initially on hardware and programming languages, then on technical CAD software, and currently on all the products he uses to make animation magic work. He currently offers training on products for creating 2D and 3D artwork, assembling it into animations and interactive environments, as well as products which help him edit and produce the final work – whether that might be video, TV, CD-ROM, web or print.

 

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Course Curriculum

FREE INTRODUCTION
Flash Professional 8 FREE 00:00:00
Part  01 – Graphics in Flash
1: A Quick Flash Demo
1. Introducing the Flash Interface 00:00:00
2. Adding Elements to the Stage 00:00:00
3. Duplicating Library Items 00:00:00
4. Introducing Keyframes, the Transform Tool & Tweening 00:00:00
5. Creating Nested Animations 00:00:00
6. Adding Audio, Swapping Symbols & Testing a Movie 00:00:00
7. Using Graphic Symbols 00:00:00
8. Combining Animations into One Project 00:00:00
9. Creating & Arranging Buttons 00:00:00
10. Adding & Labeling Action Keyframes 00:00:00
11. Adding Behaviors to Buttons 00:00:00
12. Using the Publish Preview Command 00:00:00
2: Meet Flash: Fundamentals
1. Navigating the Stage Area 00:00:00
2. Accessing & Organizing Panels 00:00:00
3. Saving, Exporting & Testing 00:00:00
4. Selecting a Flash Player Version for a New Project 00:00:00
5. Introducing Layers 00:00:00
6. Creating New Layers & Moving Items Between Layers 00:00:00
7. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Locking Layers 00:00:00
8. Using Outline Mode, Layer Folders & Properties 00:00:00
3: Drawing with Vectors
1. Comparing Vectors & Bitmaps 00:00:00
2. Working with the Pen Tool 00:00:00
3. Drawing a Heart Shape with the Pen Tool 00:00:00
4. Where to Put Points & How Far to Drag Handles 00:00:00
5. Practicing Your Vector Drawing Skills 00:00:00
4: Flash Natural Drawing Tools
1. Setting Up the Drawing Preferences 00:00:00
2. Exploring the Pencil Tool Options 00:00:00
3. Using the Line & Paint Bucket Tools 00:00:00
4. Distinguishing Between Strokes & Fills 00:00:00
5. Modifying Vectors Using the Selection Tool 00:00:00
6. Snapping & Modifying Curves with the Selection Tool 00:00:00
7. Altering Drawings with the Selection Options 00:00:00
8. Using the Brush & Paint Bucket Tools to Fill 00:00:00
9. Painting Using the Various Brush Modes 00:00:00
10. Working with a Stylus & a Tablet 00:00:00
11. Drawing with the Rectangle Tool 00:00:00
12. Drawing with the Oval Tool 00:00:00
13. Drawing with the PolyStar Tool 00:00:00
14. Working with the Eye Dropper Tool 00:00:00
15. Working with the Ink Bottle Tool 00:00:00
16. Working with the Eraser Tool 00:00:00
5: Advanced Vector Drawing
1. Intersecting Shapes within a Single Layer 00:00:00
2. Using the Selection Tool 00:00:00
3. Creating Complex Shapes with Intersecting Lines 00:00:00
4. Combining Tools to Create Detailed Curves 00:00:00
5. Vector Drawing Techniques 00:00:00
6. Grouping Vector Shapes 00:00:00
7. Editing the Contents of a Group 00:00:00
8. Creating & Arranging Groups 00:00:00
9. Object-Based Drawing 00:00:00
6: Setting Colors in Flash
1. Introducing Advanced Color Selection 00:00:00
2. Working with the Color Mixer 00:00:00
3. Creating Transparency & Sampling Colors 00:00:00
4. Using the Color Swatches Palette 00:00:00
5. Applying & Stylizing Strokes 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Cap, Join & Other Stroke Properties 00:00:00
7. Applying & Transforming Gradients 00:00:00
8. Saving & Locking Gradients 00:00:00
9. Choosing a Gradient Overflow 00:00:00
10. Adding Transparency to a Gradient 00:00:00
7: Bitmaps in Flash
1. Importing Files to the Stage & Library 00:00:00
2. File Compression Settings, Size Report & Use Count 00:00:00
3. Compressing Individual Files 00:00:00
4. Importing an Image with a Transparent Background 00:00:00
5. Using Trace Bitmap to Change a Background to Vectors 00:00:00
6. Changing a Foreground Item to Vectors 00:00:00
7. Using the Optimize Curves Command 00:00:00
8. Grouping an Image & Using the Transform Tools 00:00:00
9. Performing Transformations Numerically 00:00:00
10. Working with the Free Transform Options 00:00:00
11. Working with Bitmap Fills inside a Vector Shape 00:00:00
12. Using the Break Apart Command & the Magic Wand Tool 00:00:00
8: Using Text in Flash
1. Auto-Sizing, Auto-Wrapping & Selecting Text 00:00:00
2. Changing a Font, Picking a Color & Checking Spelling 00:00:00
3. Using Rulers, Guides, Grids & Snapping 00:00:00
4. Aligning, Distributing & Spacing Text 00:00:00
5. Working with Device Fonts 00:00:00
6. Editing Files with Missing Fonts 00:00:00
7. Anti-Aliasing Text for Better Quality & Readability 00:00:00
8. Paragraph & Character Formatting 00:00:00
9. Using Text as a Design Element 00:00:00
10. Text on a Path, Guide Layers & the Transform Panel 00:00:00
9: Symbols
1. Introducing Symbols 00:00:00
2. Creating & Reusing a Symbol 00:00:00
3. Editing a Symbol in Place 00:00:00
4. Editing a Symbol in the Library 00:00:00
5. Modifying an Instance of a Symbol 00:00:00
6. Nesting Elements inside a Symbol 00:00:00
7. Adjusting the Color & Opacity of a Symbol 00:00:00
8. Deconstructing & Reordering Symbol Parts 00:00:00
9. Taking Advantage of Logically Ordered Layers 00:00:00
10. Organizing the Library 00:00:00
11. Looking at Symbols as a Movie inside of a Movie 00:00:00
10: Symbol Effects: Filters & Blends
1. Applying Fader Gradients 00:00:00
2. Adding Text & Graphics to a Background 00:00:00
3. Converting Text to Symbols 00:00:00
4. Using Drop Shadows with Text 00:00:00
5. Using Drop Shadows with Symbols 00:00:00
6. Applying the Blur Filter to Text & Symbols 00:00:00
7. Customizing Glow & Bevel 00:00:00
8. Disabling Filters & Using the Gradient Bevel Filter 00:00:00
9. Stacking Order & Other Filters & Settings 00:00:00
10. Saving & Using Filter Presets 00:00:00
11. Understanding Blend Modes 00:00:00
12. Using the Normal, Darken & Multiply Blend Modes 00:00:00
13. Using the Lighten & Screen Blend Modes 00:00:00
14. Using the Overlay & Hard Light Blend Modes 00:00:00
15. Using the Add, Subtract, Difference & Invert Blends 00:00:00
16. Building a Mask without Blend Modes 00:00:00
17. Building a Mask Using Alpha, Blend & Layer Modes 00:00:00
Part  02 – Animation in Flash
1: Introduction to the Timeline
1. Introducing Frame-Based Animation 00:00:00
2. The Timeline Window 00:00:00
3. Understanding Keyframes 00:00:00
4. Animating Your Elements Using Keyframes 00:00:00
5. Practicing Your Animation Techniques 00:00:00
6. Using Onion Skin View 00:00:00
7. Facial Animation 00:00:00
8. Replacement Animation 00:00:00
9. Rotoscoping 00:00:00
2: Shape Tweening
1. Doing a Simple Shape Tween 00:00:00
2. Getting Your Tween to Behave Properly 00:00:00
3. Distributive & Angular Blending 00:00:00
4. Working with Shape Hints 00:00:00
5. Modifying a Graphic for a Better Tween 00:00:00
6. Choosing Shape Hint Location for a Complex Graphic 00:00:00
7. Segmenting a Graphic for Smoother Tweening 00:00:00
8. Tweening Facial Expressions 00:00:00
9. Using Shape Hints for Sophisticated Tweening 00:00:00
10. Fine-Tuning Facial Animation 00:00:00
11. Setting Up a Tween with Text 00:00:00
12. Adjusting a Text Tween & Making it Loop 00:00:00
3: Motion Tweening
1. Differences in Structure of Shape & Motion Tweens 00:00:00
2. Converting an Object to Symbol & Motion Tweening 00:00:00
3. Scaling & Rotating Motion Tweening 00:00:00
4. Adding a Background Color & Making a Cloud Layer 00:00:00
5. The Problems with Motion Tweening a Shape 00:00:00
6. Problems with Using the Create Motion Tween Option 00:00:00
7. Setting Up the Traveling Cloud Animation 00:00:00
8. Simulating the Camera Flying Down to the Ground 00:00:00
9. Animating the Airship Landing 00:00:00
10. Creating an Elastic Landing Effect 00:00:00
11. Replacing Grouped Ship with Ship & Canopy 00:00:00
12. Animating the Alien Hopping out of the Ship 00:00:00
13. Motion Tweening Individual Text Characters 00:00:00
14. Adding Randomness to Text Animations 00:00:00
4: Advanced Animation Techniques
1. Fading In a Background 00:00:00
2. Animating a Banner with Filters & Text 00:00:00
3. Animating a Title with a Blur Effect 00:00:00
4. Animating Navigation Buttons into View 00:00:00
5. Fading In a Block of Text 00:00:00
6. Tweaking the Timing of Animations 00:00:00
7. Setting Up a Motion Guide Path 00:00:00
8. Orienting an Object to a Motion Guide Path 00:00:00
9. Controlling Speed, Snapping & Registration Point 00:00:00
10. Reconfiguring Your Workspace 00:00:00
11. Adding & Swapping Facial Expression Symbols 00:00:00
12. Modifying Elements to React with One Another 00:00:00
13. Creating a Stretch & Squash Effect 00:00:00
14. Tweening & Shifting Keyframes to Exaggerate Motion 00:00:00
5: Simulating Speed in your Animations
1. Understanding Speed in Flash 00:00:00
2. Introducing Ease 00:00:00
3. Easing In & Out of Motion Tweens 00:00:00
4. Improving Animations with Subtle Ease 00:00:00
5. Using the Custom Ease In / Ease Out Dialog Box 00:00:00
6. Easing within a Motion Guide Layer 00:00:00
7. Customizing Ease for Position 00:00:00
8. Customizing Ease for Rotation & Color 00:00:00
9. Using a Gradient to Simulate Speed 00:00:00
10. Applying a Motion Blur to Simulate Speed 00:00:00
6: Nesting Symbols for Complex Animation
1. Introducing Timeline Effects 00:00:00
2. Reviewing & Preparing for Animation 00:00:00
3. Working with Groups & Symbols 00:00:00
4. Symbols, Nesting & Motion Tweening 00:00:00
5. Creating Nested Animations 00:00:00
6. Building Multi-Layered Animations 00:00:00
7. Creating Motion along a Path 00:00:00
8. Packaging Symbols 00:00:00
9. Understanding Graphic & Movie Clip Symbols 00:00:00
10. Creating Character Animations 00:00:00
11. Managing Character Animations with Nesting & Symbols 00:00:00
7: Animated Masks & Filters
1. Using Open External Library to Copy Assets 00:00:00
2. Animating a Mask Using a Shape Tween 00:00:00
3. Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect 00:00:00
4. Animating a Signature Using Stage Reveal 00:00:00
5. Working with Complex, Layered Vector Artwork 00:00:00
6. Reproducing an Adobe® Illustrator® Gradient 00:00:00
7. Animating a Gradient to Create a Shimmer Effect 00:00:00
8. Combining Filters, Blends & Motion Tweening 00:00:00
9. Creating a Kaleidoscope Effect 00:00:00
10. Creating a Realistic Drop Shadow 00:00:00
11. Using Blend Options to Create a Soft Mask 00:00:00
8: Sound & Video
1. Importing & Adding Sound to the Timeline 00:00:00
2. Working with Audio File Sizes 00:00:00
3. Adding Effects to Sound & Customizing Settings 00:00:00
4. Syncing Up the Sound with the Action 00:00:00
5. Working with Speech Compression 00:00:00
5. Working with Speech Compression 00:00:00
7. Working with Frame Labels 00:00:00
8. Adjusting the Animation to the Voice Over Track 00:00:00
9. Setting Up Audio for Lip Sync 00:00:00
10. Adding a Looping Mouth Movie 00:00:00
11. Fine-Tuning Specific Mouth Movements 00:00:00
12. Changing Facial Expressions to Match Words 00:00:00
13. Importing Video 00:00:00
14. Editing Video Prior to Bringing it into the Timeline 00:00:00
15. Selecting Video Compression Settings 00:00:00
16. Adding Effects & Motion Tweens to Video 00:00:00
17. Using Progressive Download & Selecting the Skin 00:00:00
18. Using the Flash 8 Video Encoder 00:00:00
Part  03 – Making Interactive Movies with Flash
1: Flash Buttons
1. Making a Simple Button 00:00:00
2. Using a Hit State 00:00:00
3. Making Animated Buttons 00:00:00
4. Adding Sounds to Buttons 00:00:00
5. Applying a Drop Shadow 00:00:00
6. Making Buttons Using Bitmaps 00:00:00
7. Using Blend Effects to Spice Up Your Buttons 00:00:00
8. Adding a Message with the Status Bar Feature 00:00:00
9. Using Buttons from the Common Libraries 00:00:00
10. Using Rollovers to Display Images & Text 00:00:00
2: Scripting Basics
1. Setting Up to Use Action Script 00:00:00
2. Introducing the Actions Window & Script Assist 00:00:00
3. Creating Buttons to Activate Action Script 00:00:00
4. Labeling Buttons in the Properties Window 00:00:00
5. Assigning Play & Stop Actions to Buttons 00:00:00
6. Organizing & Arranging Buttons 00:00:00
7. Using the Behaviors Window to Stop All Sounds 00:00:00
8. Using the Goto and Play Behavior 00:00:00
9. Modifying a Behavior & Adding an Action Layer 00:00:00
10. Duplicating & Modifying Sequences in the Timeline 00:00:00
11. Using Advanced Goto Behavior Options 00:00:00
12. Linking a Button to a Website 00:00:00
3: Basic Navigation Systems
1. Dividing Movies into Scenes 00:00:00
2. Arranging & Adding Scenes in the Scene Panel 00:00:00
3. Creating a New Scene from a Copy 00:00:00
4. Adding Stop Action Scripts to Flash Scenes 00:00:00
5. Setting Up a Basic Navigation System 00:00:00
6. Using a Generic Action Script for More Flexible Navigation 00:00:00
7. Creating a Non-Linear Navigation System 00:00:00
8. Navigating with Keyframe Labels 00:00:00
9. Navigating with Separate Flash Files 00:00:00
10. Loading an External Movie inside of a Symbol 00:00:00
11. Loading External Images inside of a Symbol 00:00:00
4: Flash Screens
1. Setting Up a Slide Presentation 00:00:00
2. Adding Content & Creating New Slides 00:00:00
3. Nesting, Navigating, Arranging & Naming Slides 00:00:00
4. Adding Filters & Text to Slides 00:00:00
5. Adding & Resizing Navigation Buttons from the Library 00:00:00
6. Assigning Behaviors to Screen Buttons 00:00:00
7. Exploring & Editing Button Layers 00:00:00
8. Using Transitions with Screens 00:00:00
9. Screens vs. Forms 00:00:00
10. Setting Form Parameters & Navigation 00:00:00
11. Introducing Templates 00:00:00
12. Using the Quiz Style Template 00:00:00
5: Advanced Navigation Systems
1. Adding Slides & a Reference Guide Layer 00:00:00
2. Rebuilding the Home Page & Adding Placeholders 00:00:00
3. Setting Up a Movie Clip to Act Like a Button 00:00:00
4. Adding Rollover States 00:00:00
5. Using an Invisible Button 00:00:00
6. Duplicating & Modifying Button Properties 00:00:00
7. Adding Text & Navigation to Buttons 00:00:00
8. Creating a Sub-Navigation System 00:00:00
9. Looping, Adding Content & Using Scripts 00:00:00
10. Nesting a Sub-Navigation System 00:00:00
11. Setting Sub-Navigation System Links 00:00:00
12. Pasting Frames, Swapping Content & Transitioning 00:00:00
6: Data Entry Forms & Components
1. Creating Input Text Fields 00:00:00
2. Creating Check Boxes 00:00:00
3. Introducing Components & Dynamic Text 00:00:00
4. Building a Form with Components 00:00:00
5. Adjusting the Parameters of Components 00:00:00
6. Adding Radio Buttons 00:00:00
7. Setting Alignment & Adding a Text Area 00:00:00
8. Adding Component Buttons & Themes 00:00:00
9. Changing Component Themes Using the Library Panel 00:00:00
10. Using Action Scripts to Send Information 00:00:00
11. Setting Up Trace Actions 00:00:00
12. Referencing Action Scripts 00:00:00
13. Setting Up & Reviewing a Completed Action Script 00:00:00
14. Using the Flash Exchange & Extension Manager 00:00:00
7: Publishing your Movies
1. Looking at the Generate Size Report Option 00:00:00
2. Exploring Test Movie Options 00:00:00
3. Adding a Preloader 00:00:00
4. Adding Animated Graphics to a Preloader 00:00:00
5. Looking at the Publish Settings Options 00:00:00
6. Viewing Published Files 00:00:00
7. Exploring HTML Settings 00:00:00
8. Centering an HTML Page Horizontally in Dreamweaver® 00:00:00
9. Centering an HTML Page Vertically in Dreamweaver 00:00:00
10. Copying the Correct Files to a Server 00:00:00
8: Developing for Mobile & PDA
1. Exploring Publish & Device Settings 00:00:00
2. Creating a Slideshow Document 00:00:00
3. Setting Up Action Scripts 00:00:00
4. Previewing with a Test Movie 00:00:00
5. Animating a Movie Clip 00:00:00
6. Creating a Navigation System with Action Scripts 00:00:00
7. Tips & Resources for Developing Mobile Content 00:00:00

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