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Delivery Method

  • Classroom
  • Price: $850.00

Course Overview

The Adobe Flash Level 1 course provides novice Adobe Flash users with the hands-on instruction that will help them become competent with creating and publishing Flash documents to the web.




2 days (9am - 4:30pm)


  • Public Schedule - Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Group Bookings - All States and Territories across Australia


Previous experience using applications on a PC or Macintosh is an essential prerequisite for this course. Experience using Photoshop is recommended.

Course Outline

Topic 1 The Flash Workspace

  • Topic Objectives
  • The Welcome Screen
  • Flash’s work area
  • The Tools panel
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing your workspace
  • The context menu
  • Zooming in and out
  • Scrolling the view
  • Flash’s preferences
  • Undo, Redo, and Repeat commands
  • Using the History panel
  • Reverting to the last saved version
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 2 Creating and managing Flash documents

  • Topic Objectives
  • General Flash workflow
  • About Flash files
  • Creating a new Flash document
  • Saving Flash documents
  • Setting Document Properties
  • Viewing a document when multiple documents are open
  • About templates
  • About Adobe Device Central
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 3 Importing, creating and transforming graphics

  • Topic Objectives
  • Bitmap and Vector Images
  • Importing artwork into Flash
  • Importing Illustrator artwork into Flash
  • Importing Photoshop artwork into Flash
  • About the Flash drawing models
  • The Pencil tool
  • Drawing straight lines
  • Drawing rectangles and ovals
  • Drawing ovals and rectangles
  • Drawing polygons and stars
  • Painting with the Brush tool
  • Reshaping lines and shape outlines
  • Erasing
  • Selecting objects
  • Moving, copying and deleting objects
  • Moving or copying objects between layers
  • Arranging objects
  • Grouping and breaking objects apart
  • Transforming objects
  • Flipping objects
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 4 Working with colour, strokes, and fills

  • Topic Objectives
  • Working with Colour
  • Strokes, fills, and gradients
  • Creating or editing a solid colour
  • Creating or editing a gradient fill
  • Modifying colour palettes
  • Applying a bitmap as a fill
  • Modifying strokes with the Ink Bottle tool
  • Applying solid, gradient, and bitmap fills with the Paint Bucket tool
  • Transforming gradient and bitmap fills
  • Copying strokes and fills with the Eyedropper tool
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 5 Symbols

  • Topic Objectives
  • About Symbols
  • Creating symbols
  • Creating instances of symbols
  • Editing symbols
  • Changing instance properties
  • Swapping one instance for another
  • Changing an instance’s type
  • Copying library assets between documents
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 6 The Timeline and Layers

  • Topic Objectives
  • About the Timeline
  • About frames and keyframes
  • About layers
  • Creating layers and layer folders
  • Viewing layers and layer folders
  • Editing layers and layer folders
  • Organizing layers and layer folders
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 7 Working with text

  • Topic Objectives
  • Creating and editing text fields
  • Setting text attributes
  • Setting kerning and character position
  • Setting alignment, margins, indents, and line spacing
  • Text anti-aliasing
  • Using device fonts
  • Break text apart
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 8 Creating animation

  • Topic Objectives
  • Animation basics
  • Creating keyframes
  • Frame rates
  • Editing frames and keyframes in the Timeline
  • About tweened animation
  • Motion tweening
  • Shape tweening
  • Tweening motion along a path
  • Masking layers
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 9 ActionScript Basics

  • Topic Objectives
  • About ActionScript
  • The Actions panel
  • Using Script Assist to write ActionScript
  • Adding actions to the Timeline
  • Creating button symbols
  • Enabling, editing, and testing buttons
  • Using invisible buttons
  • Frame labels
  • Adding Actions to Buttons
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 10 Using Movie Clips

  • Topic Objectives
  • About nested movie clips
  • Loading movie clips into empty movie clips
  • Loading images into movie clips
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 11 Sound and Video

  • Topic Objectives
  • About sounds and Flash
  • Importing sounds
  • Adding a sound to the Timeline
  • Adding a sound to a button
  • Editing a sound
  • Compressing a sound for export
  • Tips for exporting sound in Flash documents
  • About video features in Flash
  • Importing Flash Video (FLV) files into the Library
  • Embedding video in a SWF file
  • About the FLVPlayback component
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Topic 12 Publishing and Optimizing

  • Topic Objectives
  • Optimizing Flash documents before publishing
  • Optimizing colours
  • Publishing Flash content
  • Setting SWF publish options
  • Setting HTML publish options
  • Setting other publish options
  • Topic Summary
  • Topic Review

Classroom courses include

  • Adobe Certified instructors (with min 10 yrs experience)
  • Alpha prepared comprehensive coursenotes with tutorials and exercises (updated frequently to reflect industry trends)
  • Certificates
  • eLearning DVD Package (FREE at course registration where available, see our SPECIALS)
  • After course support, unlimited HELP DESK (via email, to reinforce the learning)
  • Training guarantee
  • FREE repeat of public course within 6 months (where required, and on same version), see terms & conditions

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