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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Keyboard Shortcuts

IT MAY SEEM LIKE AN OBVIOUS TIME SAVER, but in my teaching experience, I have found that the majority of Flash users do not take advantage of creating their own set of custom keyboard commands. How often have you used the drop-down menus to apply a motion or shape tween, a transformation to an object or scrolled endlessly to get to the end of your timeline? All those mouse clicks add up to a substantial amount of time during the course of your production workflow.

Why not assign your own set of custom key commands for your most repetitive tasks? Just because Flash buries the Flip Horizontal under the Modify > Transform menus doesn’t mean you have to drill down that far every time you need to flip something. If you are a designer ...

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