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The Adobe CS5 Flash Tools Panel

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Flash has a comprehensive set of tools for just about any drawing task you need to wrap your hands around. The Tools panel has been redesigned to make your work area [more…]

Save a Flash CS5 Document

Always save a new Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 document after you make significant changes or additions to it, and always save (though it isn’t necessary) a new Flash CS5 document immediately after you [more…]

Create a Flash CS5 Document

To get started with Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, you want to create a new Flash document. Use Flash CS5 documents to create graphics and type and put them in motion with timeline-based animation, movie [more…]

Thread Text across Text Boxes in Flash CS5

If there is too much text to fit in an Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 text box, you can “thread” or flow text across several individual Flash text boxes at once. [more…]

How to Create Columns in Flash CS5

Like many Adobe applications, Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 lets you split single text areas into multiple columns and flow text between the columns. To create columns in Flash CS5, do the following: [more…]

Publish a Flash CS5 Movie

Publishing a Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 movie is the final step in preparing the movie to be posted on the web, distributed on CD-ROM, or used as a desktop application. Publishing a Flash CS5 movie includes [more…]

Import and Export Flash CS5 Files

In Flash Creative Suite 5, you can import files or assets—such as artwork or photo files created in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, MP3 sound files, and even video files—that weren’t created in Flash. [more…]

Create Flash CS5 Animation with Poses

After you create a series of connected IK objects in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, you can put them into motion with poses. Poses capture different positions of your IK objects, and Flash CS5 can animate [more…]

How to Use Layers in Flash CS5

Layers in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 help you arrange and stack your artwork. Think of layers in Flash as clear pieces of film stacked on top of each other. You use these layers to stack artwork and [more…]

Draw Lines and Curves in Flash CS5

The Pen and Pencil tools in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 help you create more complex artwork than that offered by the Shape and Line tools. [more…]

Select and Edit Flash CS5 Shapes

After you create a shape in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, you can select and move it by using the Selection tool at the top of the Tools panel. Flash shapes are easy to edit because you can select the [more…]

How to Add Text in Flash CS5

If you’re looking to display important information in your Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 movie or you simply want to add creative text elements to your design, the flexible Text tool in Flash CS5 can create [more…]

Splice and Edit Shapes and Lines in Flash CS5

You can easily dissect and edit mergeable shapes (not drawing objects) in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 by selecting only certain portions with the Selection or Lasso tools. Try drawing a marquee around [more…]

Transform Artwork and Shapes in Flash CS5

After you have some drawing done in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, you may want to adjust the width, height, or rotation of your Flash artwork. Depending on the level of precision you’re looking for, you [more…]

Use the Brush Tool in Flash CS5

Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 tools such as the Pen and Pencil offer you different ways of creating stroked paths. In contrast, the Flash CS5 Brush tool paints with fills. Much like a good old-fashioned [more…]

Draw and Merge Shapes in Flash CS5

You’ll want to become familiar with the Shape tools on Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5’s Tools panel; you will use them as the starting point for everything from basic buttons to complex Flash CS5 illustrations [more…]

Modify and Transform Text in Flash CS5

In Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, you can change and transform type and text characters just like shapes and artwork by using either the Transform tool or the Transform panel. Regardless of any transformations [more…]

What Is the Adobe Flash CS5 Library?

Each Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 document contains a library, a repository of reusable graphics, animations, buttons, sounds, video, and even fonts. As you build your Flash CS5 movie, you can add to your [more…]

How to Create Graphic Symbols in Flash CS5

You can convert any object on the stage into a graphic symbol in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, allowing you to take advantage of additional features that are unique to symbols. [more…]

Sort and Organize Symbols in Flash CS5

The symbols in your Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 library can be sorted using any of the column headers at the top of Flash CS5’s symbol list. You can also organize symbols into folders for easier access [more…]

The Flash CS5 Spray Brush Tool

The Spray Brush tool paints with instances of a single symbol from your Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 library. You can use the Property inspector to dial in settings for scaling, rotation, and brush angle [more…]

The Flash CS5 Deco Tool

The Deco tool in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 features 13 distinctive modes you can use to create interesting textures, patterns, and symmetrical drawings from symbols in your Flash CS5 library or from [more…]

The Flash CS5 Symmetry Brush

Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5’s Symmetry Brush lets you draw cool symmetrical artwork with symbols for your Flash CS5 project. Follow these steps to use the Symmetry Brush: [more…]

Flash CS5 Frames and Keyframes

The Timeline, located below the stage in Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5, is where your animation is created. Be sure to take a detailed look at the components that make the Timeline tick: frames, keyframes [more…]

Create Flash CS5 Animation with Motion Tweens

Adobe Flash Creative Suite 5 can automatically create Flash animation sequences from nothing more than a starting point and an ending point, figuring out everything else between them. This method of creating [more…]

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