12.1. Creating a Graphical Skin Using the Flex Component Kit

The preferred method of creating skins in Flash involves using the Flex Component Kit and Flash CS3. This is because when using the Flex Component Kit you can add interactivity and animations. With the Flex Component Kit, there are naming conventions, techniques, and shortcuts that you should be aware of to make sure your pixel precise artwork translates into Flex 3.

In this exercise, you’ll be guided step-by-step through the process of creating, from scratch, a skin for a Button component using Flash CS3 and the Flex Component Kit. To get started, you need to install the Flex Component Kit extension, which can be downloaded from https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=flex_skins ...

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