Flash CS6 101: Tools and Concepts – 1. Introduction

May 13, 2013 12:00 am

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Creating animations in Flash is easy when you know the basic tools and concepts! Our favorite Flash expert, Iain Anderson, begins this course by explaining how to efficiently set up, view and navigate a new Flash document. Next, hes on to exploring the freehand line tools and their editing options, graduating quickly to the primitive and solid shape tools. You’ll learn the intricacies of how to effectively draw your own objects with the confidence of understanding how each tool behaves.
From there, Iain explains when to group your drawing objects or when its more efficient to create symbols instead. Next is a look at Text, as well as how to use the powerful and sometimes overlooked Eyedropper Tool.
Youll also learn how to import external graphics and apply Color and Filter Effects to begin breathing life into your images before even animating them! By the end of this course youll be well-prepared to start adding action and movement to your artwork.
Watch for more action-packed courses in our expanding Flash CS6 series. Now available in HD video!
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