Adobe Flash Professional
Workshop Resources

Reasons for using Adobe Flash

  1. Used to design graphics and animation and publish the same for websites, web applications, and video games.
  2. Ability to publish animations to multiple platforms — including HTML5 Canvas, WebGL or even custom platform
  3. Teach the benefits of working on a timeline
  4. Teach the benefits of working with symbols
  5. Working with keyframes
  6. Ability to use onion skinning
  7. Ability to create multiple scenes
  8. Used by animators, web designers and game developers

Resources for help

  1. Adobe Flash Professional Blog -­--
  2. Adobe Ed Exchange -­‐-
  3. Adobe Help -­‐-


Basics of drawing in Flash

You will learn the following skills:

  • Pen
  • Brush
  • Paintbucket
  • Eyedropper
  • Drawing Modes


  1. A file has been started for you so you can simply focus on learning the drawing basics.
  2. You will trace a character's walk cycle.
  3. We will start together so I can show you some basics of the tools, you will then trace and color the character in each of the 8 frames.


Setting up a File to Trace in Adobe Flash

You will learn the following skills:

  • create a Flash document
  • importing a sequence of images
  • working with layers (creating, naming, locking)
  • creating keyframes
  • working with the Text tool




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