Adobe Flash Training - Fast Track Gold

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 8 days

Cost: £1,275

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Overview of the course
Flash Fast Track – Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. Our expert instructors will take you from knowing nothing or just a little about the software up to a level where you can confidently start working on your projects at advanced levels. As well as working on the design of your projects, you will be able to implement ActionScript into them right away. This course will also prepare you for the prestigious Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

This course is for…
Those who have no or little knowledge of Flash and want to familiarise themselves with the key concepts and fundamentals of the application.

Prerequisites
You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Adobe Flash is the industry standard tool used to create vector and raster graphics and animations for the web. Flash lets the user create interactive banners, 2D and 3D games, web pages, micro sites and many other interactive elements for the web. With Flash, you can add interactivity to text, images, banners and make the most of the user input via the mouse, camera or microphone.

Introduction
  • The general user interface
  • Working with panels
  • The folder structure
  • Creating new files
  • Saving different formats
Creating Objects
  • Fills and Strokes
  • Basic shapes
  • Using the drawing tools
Working with Type
  • Using the Text Tool
  • Adjusting text properties
  • Different types of text
Importing Files
  • Working with Photoshop
  • Importing other vector art
  • File properties
Working with Symbols
  • What are Symbols?
  • Creating and Converting to Symbols
  • Different Symbol types
  • Filters
  • Blending modes
 Working with Masks
  • Understanding the masking concept
  • Bitmap images
  • Using multiple masks
Animation
  • Animating objects
  • Understanding timelines
  • Keyframing
  • Tweening
Creating Banners
  • Conventions
  • Alpha channels
  • Animating contents of a banner
  • Interactive banners
Creating a Microsite
  • Working with Buttons
  • Reducing download time
Publishing
  • Creating pre-loaders
  • Settings
  • Exporting a movie
  • Different file types
  • Modifying the final output
Advanced Interaction
  • Using different symbols
  • Working with pop-ups
  • Utilising the Library Panel
  • Creating a scroll panel
Working with Video
  • Compressing videos with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Compression settings
  • Embedding videos into Flash projects
  • Streaming services
Working with Sound
  • Understanding the differences between video and audio files
  • Importing sound clips
  • Basic properties
  • Adjusting volume
  • Sound Effects
  • Adding sound to a button
Motion Paths
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Modifying existing paths
  • Using Bezier Handles
  • Easing the Animations
  • Custom motion paths
 
Character Animation
  • Using the Bones Tool
  • Rigging a character
  • Understanding joints
  • Different poses
  • Looping an animation 
3D in Flash
  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Working in perspective
  • 3D properties of objects and the scene
  • Motion editor
  • Moving objects in 3D
  • 3D Carousel
  • GPU acceleration
Adobe Integration
  • Working with Photoshop
  • Working with Illustrator
  • Working with After Effects
  • Working with InDesign
  • Dreamweaver integration
Creating Presentations
  • Creating a basic presentation with animation
  • Interacting with presentations
  • Working with templates
Advanced Animation Techniques
  • Image sequences
  • Graph editor
  • Keyframe interpolation 
Working with XFL for Better Integration
  • Round-tripping between Flash and After Effects
  • Using XFL for InDesign Export
  • Pros/Cons of XFL
Navigation
  • Building navigation
  • Frame labelling
  • Instance names
  • Grouping buttons to create a navigation bar
Custom Contacts Page
  • Contact pages forms
  • Using interactive maps
  • Submitting information
  • Collecting information
Pre-loaders and Progress Bars
  • Using pre-loaders
  • Bandwidth Profiler
  • Using the Deco Tool
  • Creating a progress bar
  • Stylising the progress bar
  • Progress bar Properties
  • Testing the components
Working with Different Types of Projects
  • Creating an e-book
  • Creating an audio player
  • Creating a photo gallery
  • Creating a presentation
Introduction to ActionScript
  • What is ActionScript?
  • Using ActionScript to enhance the workflow
  • Solving ActionScript problems
  • Basic properties

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.