Top Ten Topics
Flash CS4 Tutorial
Top Ten Flash Topics
Because of the complexity and depth of Flash CS4, it can be a challenge to know where to begin. This list should help to simplify the process as you begin your journey.
Topic #1 Interface Overview
Explains interface layout. See topic, Interface Overview.
Topic #2 Importing to Library
A must for importing external images and Illustrator files into your Flash project. See topic, Importing to Library.
Topic #3 Create Text
Covers adding text objects to the stage. See topic, Create Text.
Topic #4 Movie Symbol Basics
Symbols are the center of the Flash universe. They are created once and reused over and over. See topic, Movie Symbol Basics.
Topic #5 Button Symbol Basics
Buttons have three visible states, Up, Over and Down. They are necessary for the end user to navigate throughout your project. The forth state, Hit determines the button's "hot" area. See topic, Button Symbol Basics.
Topic #6 Merge Shape
Merge Shapes are unique to Flash and can be quite powerful once you understand how they work. See topic, Merge Shape.
Topic #7 Drawing Object
Drawing objects are similar to Illustrator objects. See topic, Drawing Object.
Topic #8 Add a Keyframe
Keyframes are added at various points on the timeline. Whenever the timeline hits a keyframe, the new content appears. See topic, Add a Keyframe.
Topic #9 Motion Tween
The new and improved Motion Tween was introduced to Flash in CS4. The Motion Tween in previous versions became the Classic Tween. See topic, Motion Tween.
Topic #10 Drawing with the Pen Tool
Whether you work in Photoshop, Illustrator or Flash, you can't create without the Pen tool. See topic, Drawing with the Pen Tool.