Meet the Flash

Many people shop around for computers and printers in Birmingham, and when they finally buy a new computer they will eventually find out that they have Adobe Flash, or they will go out and buy Adobe Flash, but they often do not know how to use it. Continue to read on to find out how to use Adobe Flash.

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Download The Latest Version

The first thing you will want to do is download the latest version of Adobe Flash. However, if you find that the latest version of flash is too expensive, then you may want to find an older version.


Figure Out What Type Of User You Will Be

There are to types of users who will typically use Adobe Flash. If you choose to be an action-script user, then you will focus more on creating interactive content, as well as gaming content. If you choose to be an animation user, then your focus will be on creating animations such as characters, as well as artwork.


Starting A Project

Starting a project using Adobe Flash is very easy to do. All you need to do is start Adobe Flash, and click on create a new project or open new document. Once you have done this you will notice that there is a box, which is called the Stage.


Using The Stage

The stage is the area where you create things, such as animations, relating to your project. It is basically your canvas, where you arrange things such as buttons, graphics, videos and other elements. When you are working within the stage area you can go to the tools section and select tools that you would like to use for your project. For example, you can choose drawing mode, and this will allow you to draw virtually anything you want to draw. Drawing mode will give you access to different colors and attributes you can use for your project.


Creating And Saving A FLA File

When you do work within Adobe Flash, you will need to save it as a file at some point in time. This is known as a FLA File. All you need to do is select file and then select from a few of the options they show you. These options will relate to the project that you are working on, and once you have selected the options of your choice, all you need to do is click on save. Creating and saving a FLA File is just as easy as creating and saving files in other popular programs that you already use, such as Microsoft Office. Once you have saved your project as a FLA File, you will be able to access it the next time you need to do some work on it. You simply click on the file when you are ready to access it, as this will open it up and bring you back to where you left off.


Adobe Flash may seem very hard to use at first, but the more you use it the easier it will become. The key is to keep practicing with it as often as possible.