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Adobe Flash CS6 Design Intermediate with ACA Exam 3 Days - Cardiff

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Flash Logo and ACA intermediate course participants

Join the professionals in getting the best out of the most well-known interactive-design program. Our course will show you how to use some of the advanced design tools in Flash, and will help you to improve the look and feel of your web projects. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

With our help, you will take your existing Flash know-how and enhance it as you learn how to create galleries, build navigation controls, and more. We will show you how to apply advanced modes and test your projects before you produce the output. This course is a great way to improve the quality and consistency of your interactive designs. You will test your new skills as you take the ACA exam.

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Price: £695.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe Flash CS6
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 3 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Cardiff
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: Enquire
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Flash Design ACA Intermediate 3 Days Overview

Flash Logo and ACA intermediate course participants

This 3-day Intermediate course will help to develop your skills as you explore the advanced features of Adobe Flash CS6.

You will already understand the basics of the program, and we will show you how to take that knowledge to the next level. We will cover topics such as structuring designs and integrating ActionScript 3 code written by development team members. We break the course down into these distinct sections:

  • Advanced design and animation techniques: exploring some of the latest features of Flash and design best practice
  • Workshop examples: used to show how design can work in harmony with development in Flash and ActionScript 3

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build photo galleries, carousels, and MP3 players
  • Structure projects by adding navigation features
  • Apply perspective, blend modes, and other 3D features
  • Test your output and simulate a download

The final day of the course is dedicated to the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Flash exam, including trying a mock exam, reviewing answers, and then taking the real exam. The ACA exam represents an official qualification, and you will be provided with an instant pass or fail result. We are confident that you will join everyone we have already helped to pass the exam and collect an official certificate of Adobe Certified Associate status.

As well as giving you the opportunity to take the ACA exam, this course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of Flash, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACA qualification under your belt.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for designers and developers who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of Flash.

You will need basic experience in using Flash. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe Flash CS6 Design Introduction 2 Day course.

 

Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Banner Adverts
  • Dimensions and file sizes
  • Working our graphics before use
  • The kuler extension
  • Motion tweening with the motion editor and easing
  • Duplicating motion to a second symbol
  • Motion presets
  • Mask layers and movieclips in retrospect
Introducing Interaction
  • Movieclips as buttons
  • Using this to create popups
  • Blend modes and reflections
  • Instance names
  • Scaling symbols and 9-slice view
  • The scroll pane and scrolling content
Frame by Frame Animation
  • Illustrator as a tool
  • The import process
  • Drawn and scanned content
  • Import an image series
  • Tracing bitmaps and optimizing curves
Working in 3D
  • First, the limitations
  • Using perspective to produce a different design
  • Gradient styles
  • Bitmap fills
  • Blend modes to darken into the distance
  • Movement in 3D and the motion editor
  • Rotation in 3D and the classic problem of completion
  • Publish settings and GPU acceleration
Working with XFL
  • After Effects to Flash workflow
  • Indesign to Flash using xfl
Getting it All Online
  • Using a swf in a dreamweaver page
  • Window modes and overlapping divs
  • The code produced by flash and how to use it
The Flash Project
  • Creating a project
  • Separating content into separate swfs
  • The UILoader component
  • Backgrounds and 9-slice scaling
  • Libraries and runtime sharing
Building Navigation
  • Movieclips as buttons
  • Frame labels
  • Audio on our buttons and runtime sharing
  • Grouping buttons as a navigation bar
  • Filters revisited
  • Instance names
  • Accessibility on our buttons
  • Applying a document class to intercept interaction
The Home Page
  • Static text and anti-aliasing
  • Importing an image for use
  • Converting to a movieclip to apply a filter
  • Introducing dynamic text
  • Fixing the size and making it scrollable
  • Adding the all important scroll bar
  • Making our text and images accessible
  • Considering localisation of content
The About Page
  • Working in the library
  • Producing more interesting content
  • Don’t forget accessibility and localisation
  • Using the scroll pane to make it scroll
The Products Page
  • Building another swf
  • Creating each item as a movieclip
  • Using the UILoader to load images at runtime
  • The download preview
The Contact Page
  • Using scenes for navigation
  • Building a more interesting navigation bar with images
  • Applying a class to our buttons
  • Duplicating the scenes
  • Applying a document class to resolve navigation
  • Importing images
  • Making the map more exciting with a component
  • Building a form to collect information
  • The importance of instance names
Publishing and Previewing Our Microsite
  • Reviewing the publish settings
  • Publishing the movie
  • Viewing in the browser
The Key is in the Name
  • Planning and communication
  • The initial design prototype and the first development meeting
  • Symbol names and types
  • Instance names
  • Export for actionscript and eloquent structure
  • Banner Advert ClickTags
  • The theory of banner advert providers
  • An insight into the html
  • Applying a document class to our banner
  • Viewing the example online
A Preloader
  • Movie structure
  • Export for actionscript
  • Looking at the bandwidth profiler
  • Adding a preloader scene
  • Changing the compiler settings
  • Using the deco tool to produce a preloader animation
  • Linking to our document class
  • Testing the movie and simulating the download
A Progress Bar
  • The progress bar plan
  • Working in layers
  • Instance names and registration points
  • Masks can make things look great!
  • Clever looping animation
  • Using and naming our progress bar
  • Linking to the class definition
  • Testing the movie and simulating the download
A Photo Gallery
  • The prototype sketch
  • Preparing our photos using batch processing
  • Writing an xml file
  • Building our flash movie
  • Creating dummy movieclips
  • Dynamic text and embedding fonts
  • Adding backgrounds and borders
  • Linking in our document class
  • Testing the movie and simulating the download
A Presentation
  • Working with scenes
  • Adding some animation
  • Playing it through
  • It would be nice to have some control
  • Applying our code from the developer
  • Exploring the functionality
A Simple Tabbed View
  • Building our tabs
  • Building our pages
  • Naming the instances
  • Linking the pages and tabs to the base class
  • Enabling the component definitions
  • Viewing the component inspector
  • Setting the parameters
  • Testing the movie
A 3D Carousel
  • Building each item as a movieclip
  • Building a popup as a named instance
  • Creating a dummy movieclip to determine width, height and position
  • Applying a background gradient
  • Compile items into a Carousel
  • Items movieclip and export for actionscript
  • Link our carousel to the developer’s code
  • Testing the movie
An MP3 Player
  • Building our individual components
  • Bringing them together and naming the instances
  • Linking our MP3Player to the developer’s code
  • Enabling the component definition
  • Drag and drop the component into the design
  • Use the component inspector to set the mp3
  • Filename
An e-Book
  • Building our individual components
  • Bringing them together and naming the instances
  • Linking the document to our developer’s code
  • Testing the movie and exploring the functionality
A 3D Loader for Product Visualisation
  • Building a dummy placeholder
  • Linking to the developer’s code
  • Enabling the component definition
  • Adding the component to the movie
  • Setting the 3d filename in the component inspector
  • Testing the movie and exploring the functionality
Flash ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Exam
  • Preparation
  • Exam
  • Pass or fail?

Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe Flash CS6 course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching Flash. Get the Animation skills you need with our experienced Flash professionals.

Included with our Flash courses is the Flash Visual Quickstart Guide provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified Flash course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

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Training Location

This course is provided at the Cardiff training centre located at:

Brunel House
2 Fitzalan Road
Cardiff
CF24 0UY


The Cardiff training centre is located in Brunel House which is only 3 minutes on foot from Cardiff Queen Street train station. Trains to/from Cardiff Central station run every 10 minutes. Directly opposite the building is a convenient NCP car park.

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

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Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

Send Course Details Book this training course

The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

Aaron Singson, Idox, Flash - 2 Day Bespoke

Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

Send Course Details Book this training course

The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

Aaron Singson, Idox, Flash - 2 Day Bespoke

Testimonials

The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

Aaron Singson, Idox, Flash - 2 Day Bespoke

Learnt more than expected from an intro course! Trainer made sure we got it at all stages and the small group really helped.

Leyla Sanai, The Co-operative Group, Flash - 2 Day Introduction

The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!

Michelle Harrison, Greater Manchester Police, Bespoke Intermediate - 1 Day Bespoke

I found the course most rewarding and the trainer was excellent. The whole experience exceeded my expectations and it took my knowledge to a whole other level.

Lena Hultkvist, The Swedish Church in London, Flash ACA - 5 Day Masterclass

The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

Alex Farr, University of Portsmouth, Flash - 3 Day Introduction

Very helpful and fun. I felt like I'd learned a lot but hadn't been swamped with information.

Martin Faulkner, SPG Media, QuarkXPress - 1 Day Bespoke

Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

Thanks for an informative day!

Kate Hardie, Culham Studio, ePub - 1 Day Introduction

Having never used Cinema 4D before this was a great introduction to a very complex program. The basic tools were well covered and have provided a good starting knowledge to look into the workings of this program further.

Siobhan Hooper, Headline Publishing, Maxon Cinema 4D - 2 Day Introduction

I have studied a course with XChange Training before and it is extremely well organised, friendly staff and has a good work environment.

Victoria Hassett, ETM Group, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

Flash CS6 Design ACA Intermediate

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

Send Course Details Book this training course

The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

Aaron Singson, Idox, Flash - 2 Day Bespoke