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Flash MX 2004

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Flash is the industry’s leading professional authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences, and mobile content. Learn to use Flash to create interactive, content-rich video, graphics, and animation for truly unique, engaging websites, presentations, and mobile content.

4 levels - 76 modules - 12 learning hours


Available Options

SINGLE USER: Flash MX 2004 (4 levels)
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DVD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$189.00Add To Cart
1 YR ONLINE, e-Study Guides$189.00Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$189.00Add To Cart
MULTI USER: Flash MX 2004 (4 levels)
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DVD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$378.00Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$378.00Add To Cart
For additional licensing options. pricing and information, call 877-752-3529

Course Instructor: David Humes

David is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop, a Certified Practitioner of NLP, and an expert in Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, web design, print design, Adobe InDesign, and QuarkXPress. David has conducted training seminars for Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Army, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the training staff of ITT Technical Institute, and countless others. Since 1988, he has been involved in desktop publishing and computer graphics. His experience from presenting over 600 full-day seminars to thousands of attendees in 48 of the 50 states and throughout Canada has helped him breakdown complex concepts into language that anyone can understand.

Course Outline

Level 1 Introduction

Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX
  • Raster vs. Vector
  • File Types
  • Customizing Shortcuts
  • Must Know Shortcuts
  • What’s Possible in Flash
Using the Flash Interface
  • Stage and Work Area
  • Understanding Layers
  • Panels
Adjusting the Movie Properties
  • Cropping Your Stage
  • Grids and Guides
Importing Images
  • Raster Images (GIF, JPEG & TIF)
  • Vector Images (PDF, EPS, PSD, PNG)
  • Pros/Cons of each Image
Converting Raster Images Into Vectors
  • How Shapes are Different In Flash
  • Mixing Colors
  • Saving and Loading Colors
  • Using the Align Panel
Level Summary

Level 2 Introduction

  • Subselection Tools
  • Stroke Tool Options
  • Free Transform Too
  • Ink Bottle & Paint Bucket
  • Erasure, Hand & Zoom Tools
Transforming Options

Creating Animation
  • Frame by Frame Animation
  • Onion Skinning
  • Reverse Frames
  • Editing Multiple Frames
  • Shape Tween
  • Easing
  • Morphing Shapes
  • Making Custom Gradients
  • Animating a Gradient
Level Summary
Level 3 Introduction

  • Single or Multiline Text
  • Field Options
  • Formatting Options
  • Device Fonts
  • Text Links
  • Spelling Setup and Spell Checking
  • Find and Replace
  • Morphing Text into Shapes or vice versa
  • Intro to the Library
Bitmap Images
  • Editing Bitmaps
Symbols and Instances Demystified
  • Motion Tween
  • Button Symbols
Publishing Your Movie

Level Summary

Level 4 Introduction

Animate Along A Path
  • Orient to Path
Intro to Action Scripting
  • Time-based
  • User-based
Project 1: Animated Greeting Card with Sound
  • Fading In and Out Flying Text
  • Making a Slide Show from Scratch
  • Sound
  • Make a Sound Off Button
Project 2: Make a Preloader
  • Multiple Scenes
  • Bandwidth Profiler
Project 3: Animated Navigation Bar

Level Summary