Flash Professional CS5 Basic


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Flash Professional CS5 Basic

Duration: 2 days

This course introduces the basic elements and features of Flash Professional CS5 so that students can begin creating Flash applications for delivery on the Web. Students will learn how to use the Stage and the Library, create and format text, work with basic shapes, work with layers, and use the Timeline. They will learn how to format objects by using custom colors and gradients and by applying filters and soft edges. Next, students will create frame-by-frame, motion tween, and movie clip animations. Students will also work with interactive components such as buttons and audio controls. Finally, students will learn about accessibility options for Flash content, test the download performance of a Flash file, and publish a Flash file.
This course will help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam for Flash Professional CS5. For comprehensive certification training, students should complete the Basic and Advanced courses for Flash CS5.

Unit 1: Getting started

  • Topic A: Flash overview
  • Topic B: The Flash interface
  • Topic C: Getting help

Unit 2: Basic objects

  • Topic A: New file settings
  • Topic B: Library items
  • Topic C: Using text
  • Topic D: Basic shapes
  • Topic E: Freeform drawing and editing

Unit 3: Using the Timeline

  • Topic A: Layers
  • Topic B: Timeline basics

Unit 4: Formatting objects

  • Topic A: Custom colors and gradients
  • Topic B: Soft edges

Unit 5: Timeline animation and interactive buttons

  • Topic A: Frame-by-frame animation
  • Topic B: Motion tweening
  • Topic C: Movie clip animation
  • Topic D: Interactive buttons

Unit 6: Publishing your applications

  • Topic A: Accessibility
  • Topic B: Testing
  • Topic C: Publishing

Appendix A: ACA exam objectives map

  • Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives


Please note that this content is meant to be a guideline.

Class material is subject to change and may be presented in a slightly different format than listed.  All Adobe class participants should bring their own device to class with the software pre-loaded.