CHAPTER 2

Getting Acquainted with Flash

The Flash user interface (UI) may seem busy and confusing to you at first. But once you begin working with Flash, you’ll find Adobe has done a great job of placing the tools you’ll use most often right at your fingertips so you can work more quickly and efficiently.

  • Opening Flash for the first time
  • Using Flash panels
  • Understanding Flash workspaces
  • Understanding Flash file types

Opening Flash for the First Time

By default, every time you launch Flash, the Welcome screen appears first (see Figure 2.1), requiring you to select what type of document you want to work with. In most cases you’ll make the selection at the top of the middle column: ActionScript 3.0 under Create New. Note the other file types and ...

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