About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code ADFLCS5L1
Duration 2 Days

In this course you will create and manipulate a wide variety of objects ranging from simple graphic designs to complex animation sequences using the Adobe Flash CS5 application.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for designers and developers who are new to Flash.


  • Delegates should be familiar with the basics functions of a Windows operating system (XP or above)
  • Be familiar with the Web and its terminologies
  • Have a basic frame of reference for graphic and design applications
  • Have a desire to know the basic terminologies and components of ActionScript and its role as a Flash programming language

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Get started with Flash CS5
  • Add shapes, color, and lines with drawing and painting tools
  • Create symbols and instances
  • Identify and compare image types
  • Manipulate objects
  • Create and modify text and convert text to shapes
  • Identify animation tools and features and create an animation
  • Enter simple code in ActionScript and add a code snippet to Flash


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Flash CS5

  • Topic 1A: Identify Components of the Flash CS5 Interface
  • Topic 1B: Customize the Flash CS5 Interface
  • Topic 1C: Introduce Rich Media Design Principles

Lesson 2: Adding Shapes, Colors, and Lines with Drawing and Painting Tools

  • Topic 2A: Identify Flash Drawing and Painting Components
  • Topic 2B: Apply and Customize Colors
  • Topic 2C: Use Drawing and Painting Tools
  • Topic 2D: Work with Interacting Objects

Lesson 3: Creating Symbols and Instances

  • Topic 3A: Create Symbols
  • Topic 3B: Create Symbol Instances

Lesson 4: Identifying Image Types

  • Topic 4A: Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements
  • Topic 4B: Compare Vector and Bitmap Images
  • Topic 4C: Optimize Bitmap Images for Flash

Lesson 5: Manipulating Objects

  • Topic 5A: Select Objects Using the Selection Tools
  • Topic 5B: Transform Objects
  • Topic 5C: Organize Objects with Layers

Lesson 6: Working with Text

  • Topic 6A: Add Text to a Document
  • Topic 6B: Create Text Fields

Lesson 7: Using Animation Basics to Create Animations

  • Topic 7A: Create Animations with Frames and Keyframes
  • Topic 7B: Create Tween Animations

Lesson 8: Getting Started with ActionScript

  • Topic 8A: An Introduction to ActionScript
  • Topic 8B: Coding with Basic ActionScript
  • Topic 8C: Use Code Snippets

Appendix A: Adobe Flash CS5 New Features Mapping

Specialist Course

2 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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