Getting to Know Flash…Adobe CS4 That is…<br />
Goals<br />Discover the purpose of Flash, who uses it and why <br />Explore some of Flash’s tools and features<br />Create...
What is Flash CS4?<br />Flash CS4 (Creative Suite 4) is a powerful multimedia creation tool<br />What can Flash do?<br />C...
The Flash Phenomenon-Who Is Using It? <br />Flash is a digital content authoring program for online designers, developers,...
How do you know you are working with Flash?<br />
Flash CS4-The Flash Interface<br />
Flash CS4 Interface Features<br />Stage-Where you draw and manipulate artwork<br />Timeline-Allows you to organize your Fl...
Flash Workflow<br />-3 Basic Steps<br />-Content you create in flash-sound, graphics, video, etc.<br />-2 Files are create...
Flash CS4-Understanding Core Flash File Types	<br />FLA File-Main Flash Working File, Where You Create All Your Artwork an...
Flash CS4-Creating and Saving Flash Files-Welcome Screen	<br />
Saving File in Flash CS4<br />Step 1<br />Step 2<br />
Saving File in Flash CS4<br />Once .FLA file is created, an accompanying .SW<br /> is created with it.<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Workspace-Maximizes Effectiveness when working with Flash (6 Options)	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash	<br />
Flash CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts-Read ‘Em, Live ‘Em, Learn ‘Em<br />PC Flash CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts<br />OS Mac Flash CS4 Keyb...
Flash CS4-Adjust Document Properties	<br />
Flash CS4-Vector Graphics Vs. Bitmap Graphics<br />Bitmap Graphics are made of pixels<br />Vector Graphics are made of poi...
Flash CS4-Vector Graphics Vs. Bitmap (Rastar) Graphics<br />
Lesson: An Animated Business Card<br />Let’s explore some of the main features of Flash.<br />
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  1. 1. Getting to Know Flash…Adobe CS4 That is…<br />
  2. 2. Goals<br />Discover the purpose of Flash, who uses it and why <br />Explore some of Flash’s tools and features<br />Create an animated business card<br />Get excited about Flash<br />
  3. 3. What is Flash CS4?<br />Flash CS4 (Creative Suite 4) is a powerful multimedia creation tool<br />What can Flash do?<br />Can Create a Variety of Content:<br />Simple Graphics<br />Animations<br />Sound<br />External Graphics<br />Video<br />Interactivity<br />
  4. 4. The Flash Phenomenon-Who Is Using It? <br />Flash is a digital content authoring program for online designers, developers, animators, illustrators, programmers, educators, and off-the-shelf enthusiasts <br />Flash is an output content in a compressed format for online viewing via the Flash Player <br />Flash had its beginnings as Macromedia Flash in 1996 and is now a prevalent online content creation program<br />
  5. 5. How do you know you are working with Flash?<br />
  6. 6. Flash CS4-The Flash Interface<br />
  7. 7. Flash CS4 Interface Features<br />Stage-Where you draw and manipulate artwork<br />Timeline-Allows you to organize your Flash content into layers in frames. Frames show what your content looks like over time. It lets you create animations<br />Panels-Docked on right by default, shows information about what you select, allows you to change design characteristics, such as:<br />Properties/Property Inspector-Change design characteristics, shows information you have selected.<br />Library-Contains assets you will use in your flash movie, contains video, sounds, bitmap graphics, etc<br />Tools-Has tools that allow you to select, create and modify artwork.<br />
  8. 8. Flash Workflow<br />-3 Basic Steps<br />-Content you create in flash-sound, graphics, video, etc.<br />-2 Files are created by Flash (FLA/SWF), Flash movie is embedded in HTML file<br />-Use FTP client (Filezilla) or other software (Dreamweaver) to upload Flash files to the server<br />
  9. 9. Flash CS4-Understanding Core Flash File Types <br />FLA File-Main Flash Working File, Where You Create All Your Artwork and Animation<br />SWF File-Flash Movie, Output File From FLA file (Cartoon, Rich Internet Application, etc. It’s what you view when you see Flash content on the web)<br />FLV and FL4 File-Video Files for the Flash Player, Actual Movie Files<br />AS File-Action Script File, Contains Interactive Code to Control Flash Application<br />
  10. 10. Flash CS4-Creating and Saving Flash Files-Welcome Screen <br />
  11. 11. Saving File in Flash CS4<br />Step 1<br />Step 2<br />
  12. 12. Saving File in Flash CS4<br />Once .FLA file is created, an accompanying .SW<br /> is created with it.<br />
  13. 13. Flash CS4-Customizing Workspace-Maximizes Effectiveness when working with Flash (6 Options) <br />
  14. 14. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  15. 15. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  16. 16. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  17. 17. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  18. 18. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  19. 19. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  20. 20. Flash CS4-Customizing Keyboard Command-Another Way to Maximize Effectiveness when working with Flash <br />
  21. 21. Flash CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts-Read ‘Em, Live ‘Em, Learn ‘Em<br />PC Flash CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts<br />OS Mac Flash CS4 Keyboard Shortcuts<br />
  22. 22. Flash CS4-Adjust Document Properties <br />
  23. 23. Flash CS4-Vector Graphics Vs. Bitmap Graphics<br />Bitmap Graphics are made of pixels<br />Vector Graphics are made of points, lines and and math<br />Each Has Its Uses:<br />Bitmap are great for photo editing (better photo effects)<br />Vector Art is great for Illustrations (smoother lines and use of shapes)<br />
  24. 24. Flash CS4-Vector Graphics Vs. Bitmap (Rastar) Graphics<br />
  25. 25. Lesson: An Animated Business Card<br />Let’s explore some of the main features of Flash.<br />

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