Adobe® Flash® CS3: Level 1

Course Specifications

Course number: 084540
Software: Adobe® Flash® CS3
Course length: 2.0 day(s)

Course Description

Adobe® Flash® CS3: Level 1 is the appropriate course for you if you need to create web pages or web page components that contain text, graphics, and animation, and that will display correctly in almost every browser on most computing platforms.

Course Objective: You will create Flash-based movies that contain graphics, text, and animations.

Target Student: A professional who wants to develop multimedia and distribute it on the web for electronic communications. Target customers are advertising agencies, marketing agencies, production houses, and design- or media-focused departments within larger corporations.

Prerequisites: To get the most out of this course, students should be familiar with using a Windows-based computer. They should be comfortable using the Internet with Internet Explorer; familiarity with other browsers is a plus. Furthermore, students should have a basic understanding of HTML and design and media applications, such as Freehand and Fireworks.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

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Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring Adobe Flash CS3
Topic 1A: Examine Rich Internet Applications
Topic 1B: Explore the Adobe Flash CS3 Environment
Topic 1C: Produce a Flash Application File

Lesson 2: Working with Graphics
Topic 2A: Import Graphics
Topic 2B: Create Vector Graphics
Topic 2C: Modify Vector Graphics
Topic 2D: Organize Content with Layers
Topic 2E: Modify Colors
Topic 2F: Convert Graphics to Symbols
Topic 2G: Create a Mask Effect

Lesson 3: Managing Text in a Flash Document
Topic 3A: Add Text to a Flash Document
Topic 3B: Set Font Options
Topic 3C: Add Input Text Using Flash Components
Topic 3D: Apply a Skin to a Component

Lesson 4: Adding Animations to a Flash Document
Topic 4A: Create a Frame-by-Frame Animation
Topic 4B: Create a Motion Tween Animation
Topic 4C: Create a Complex Motion Tween
Topic 4D: Control the Timeline with ActionScript
Topic 4E: Create a Shape Tween Animation
Topic 4F: Animate Using Timeline Effects

Lesson 5: Adding Interactivity to Buttons
Topic 5A: Create Buttons
Topic 5B: Control Movies with Button Behaviors
Topic 5C: Create Navigation Systems

Lesson 6: Working with Movie Clips
Topic 6A: Add Interactivity with Movie Clips
Topic 6B: Create a Flash Slide Presentation
Topic 6C: Apply Effects to Movie Clips

Lesson 7: Adding Audio to a Movie
Topic 7A: Import Audio
Topic 7B: Control Sound Playback
Topic 7C: Add Sounds with Behaviors

Lesson 8: Adding Video to a Movie
Topic 8A: Encode a Video Object
Topic 8B: Create a Video Object

Lesson 9: Publishing Flash Documents
Topic 9A: Publish a Flash Document
Topic 9B: Detect the Flash Player Version