Flash CS4
Total Courses: 15    Estimated Training Time: 29 Hour(s)


1 Year Unlimited access to all 15 courses listed below, includes over 29 hours of online courseware.

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 informative content for digital, Web, and mobile platforms.

Current Price: $59.95 | List Price: $119.99

This Flash CS4 online training series provides 29 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

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

Lesson Detail:

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: Using ActionScript
    This course explains how to use Flash'sbuilt-in scripting language, ActionScript, to exert control over your movies.

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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: 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

  • Flash CS4: Working with Movie Clips
    This course explains how to create and use movie clips.

    • Creating Movie Clips

  • Flash CS4: 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: 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


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.

Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

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 1 year unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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