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Flash Professional CS6, Part 2: Symbols & Tools

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Included in these subscriptions:

  • Creative Design Power Pack
  • Power Pack Plus

Release date Release date 2/19/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 4m
Published eBooks Published eBooks Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample files Sample files N/A
Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

If you want to design and share vector graphics, animations, and rich Internet applications with Flash Professional CS6, this 6 part learning series is the perfect place to start. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing Flash CS6 – from using layers and building animation sequences to creating interactive web components and working with ActionScript – with Flash Professional CS6. Navigate the Flash CS6 interface, import images, and create simple actions and projects Add sound, text, color, and special effects to your projects Understand animation basics and work with Flash tools and techniques to bring your designs to life Save, organize, manage, and publish your files.


This course assumes very little familiarity with Adobe Flash Professional CS6. This course is part of 6 courses; Flash Professional CS6: Docs, Transform & Objects; Flash Professional CS6: Layers, Symbols & Tools; Flash Professional CS6: Masking, Animation & Tween; Flash Professional CS6: 3D, Workflow & Imported; Flash Professional CS6: Action, Controls & Sound; and Flash Professional CS6: Clips, Video & Publishing. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Layers, Symbols & Tools

Text, Colors, and Layers (21:26)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Adding Text (03:15)
  • Text Box (04:13)
  • Working with Colors (03:45)
  • Working with Gradients (03:11)
  • Working with Layers (03:05)
  • Assigning Layers (03:38)
  • Summary (00:08)
Transforms, Symbols, & The Library (20:28)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Transform Tools (03:15)
  • Transform Panel (02:48)
  • Using Symbols (02:29)
  • The Library (05:00)
  • Building Artwork (01:45)
  • Manipulating Symbols (04:52)
  • Summary (00:08)
Modify, Organize, and Advanced Tools (22:25)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Modify Symbol Instances (04:17)
  • Duplicate Symbols (03:55)
  • Swapping Symbols (03:24)
  • Organize the Library (02:06)
  • The Move To Command (03:47)
  • Advanced Tools (04:38)
  • Summary (00:08)