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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional is the leading software application for creating and delivering interaction. The advanced authoring environment of Flash CS4 provides a faster approach to animation. Flash CS4 lets you develop rich, stimulating, and informativ

This Flash CS4 online training series provides over 29 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

1 . Adding Sound to Movies
2 . Creating Basic Animation
3 . Creating Button Symbols
4 . Customizing the Workflow
5 . Delivering a Completed Movie
6 . Getting Started with Flash CS4
7 . Using ActionScript
8 . Using Advanced Tools
9 . Using Symbols and the Library
10 . Using the Drawing Tools
11 . Working with Advanced Animation
12 . Working with Colors
13 . Working with Imported Files
14 . Working with Movie Clips
15 . Working with Video

Lesson Detail:

Adding Sound to Movies
This course explains ways to import and manipulate sound files in Flash. The use of sound in Flash offers many creative and practical possibilities for creating immersive experiences, and adds a level of accessibility for users with visual impairment.

  • Getting Started with Audio

Creating Basic Animation
This course explains the basics of animation in Flash CS4, including motion tweens and shape tweens.

  • Tweening
  • Tweening Tips
  • Adjusting Color and Scale
  • Using the Motion Editor
  • Tweening Rotation
  • Controlling Animation Paths
  • Using Shape Tweens
  • Onion Skinning

Creating Button Symbols
This course explains the process of creating buttons for users to interact with while watching Flash movies. Buttons are designed specifically to react to the user's mouse and keyboard actions.

  • Creating Button Symbols

Customizing the Workflow
This course explains how to use visual aids and customize your workspace in Flash CS4 Professional.

  • Managing Panels
  • Managing Workspaces
  • Defining Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Setting Rulers and Guides
  • Establishing Guide Layers
  • Using Advanced Alignment Options

Delivering a Completed Movie
This course explains how to use Flash CS4 Professional to publish content for distribution to the Web, CDs, DVDs, and video.

  • Publishing Flash Movies

Getting Started with Flash CS4
This course helps you quickly get up to speed with the tools and features of Adobe Flash CS4 Professional.

  • What Flash Can Do
  • Creating and Setting Up a New Document
  • Saving and Opening Documents
  • Flash Workspace Tools
  • Panels and the Timeline
  • Using the Flash Tools
  • Adding Gradient Color
  • Creating Animation

Using ActionScript
This course explains how to use Flash's built-in scripting language, ActionScript, to exert control over your movies.

  • Working with ActionScript
  • Adding Actions
  • Controlling Timelines
  • Using ActionScript Functions

Using Advanced Tools
This course introduces advanced drawing techniques such as gradients, masks, and the Spray Brush, Deco, and Bone tools.

  • Spraying and Masking
  • The Deco Tool
  • Advanced Deco Techniques
  • Working with Inverse Kinesmatics

Using Symbols and the Library
This course explains how to use symbols to create reusable graphics and other elements in your Flash documents and how to organize symbols in the library.

  • Creating Blank Symbols
  • Positioning Symbol Instances
  • Editing Symbols
  • Fine-Tuning and Duplicating Symbols
  • Adding to Symbols
  • Swapping Symbols
  • Managing the Library

Using the Drawing Tools
This course explains the use of the Flash Tools panel, which assists you in creating and manipulating artwork. This course also discusses various tools used to create lines and shapes on the Flash Stage.

  • Using Merged Drawing Mode
  • Using Object Drawing Mode
  • Putting It All Together
  • Using the Line Tool
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Adding and Deleting Anchor Points
  • Combining Objects
  • Building with Primitives
  • Adding Text
  • Adding Filters

Working with Advanced Animation
This course shows you how to create more elaborate animation sequences and effects using the advanced animation features in Flash CS4.

  • Creating Motion Presets
  • Applying Advanced Easing Behaviors
  • Animating Masks
  • Animating with Inverse Kinematics
  • Sequencing Animation
  • Animating in 3D
  • Fine-Tuning Tweens
  • Adding Shape Hints

Working with Colors
This course explains how to work with colors, layers, and transformations in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional.

  • Setting Up Colors and Creating Gradients
  • Using Opacity with Gradient Colors
  • Creating Custom Colors
  • Working with Layers
  • Arranging, Locking, and Hiding Layers
  • Creating Layer Folders
  • Transforming Graphics
  • Using the Transform Panel
  • Transforming Gradients

Working with Imported Files
This course explains how to import a wide variety of file formats into Flash documents.

  • Importing Bitmaps into Flash
  • Importing Files from an External Library
  • Modifying Imported Artwork
  • Importing Photoshop Files
  • Importing Illustrator Artwork

Working with Movie Clips
This course explains how to create and use movie clips.

  • Creating Movie Clips

Working with Video
This course explains how to import video into Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and the various methods by which it can be integrated into Flash movies.

  • Working with Video

Flash CS4

This series is for anyone who wants to learn about Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, and see procedures and techniques developed on and for a Windows PC.


  • Flash and audio provide animated, interactive Lesson Introductions, Activities, and Simulations.
  • Streaming video scenarios illustrate real world issues and solutions discussed in the course.
  • Audio accompanies each lesson page throughout the course.
  • MindNotes provide printable quick-reference sheets and other files to be used as learners apply their skills on the job.
  • Show Me Hows allow learners to access instructional demonstrations from all courses in the series.
  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Full-page images allow learners to experience an application as if it were open on their computer.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • Supplied sample files include sample documents, application files, programs, and programming code that enable learners to practice with these files, enhancing the learning experience.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

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What You Get:

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Flash CS4 training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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Total Time: 29+ hours
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