PhotoshopCAFE Releases 2 Groundbreaking training titles for Adobe Flash CS3


Last Updated: August 29, 2007 3:49 pm GMT
(Irvine, CA) today announces the availability of two training titles on Adobe Flash CS3: Flash CS3 Boot Camp by Colin Smith and Flash CS3 Animation Secrets by Chris Georgenes.

Flash CS3 Boot Camp meets the demand of Creative Suite users who now have Flash and don’t know where to start, as well as existing users who want to get up to speed with the major CS3 upgrade. This 7 hour, 45 min. video will put even a complete beginner on the fast-track to proficiency. Users will quickly and easily learn the features and workflows of Flash CS3.

All the new features are addressed as well as essential techniques such as drawing and animation with elegance. Topics such as sound and video are addressed from a production and creative viewpoint. The training title rounds off with an Action Script 3 treat. This is where users will learn how to add sophisticated functionality to easily build rich internet and multimedia projects. All the code and source files are included so they can be repurposed for actual projects. The lessons are real-world, production strength and useable right away.

This is designed as crash-course, for someone who wants to get up to speed with Flash without any nonsense. The lessons are all explained in easy to follow language that Colin is famous for. The examples are inspiring and the learning will put users on the Fast-Track to producing professional results in Flash. This course has been refined after Colin’s sold-out tour this summer where hundreds of users devoured the information and offered feedback on what they want to learn.

Topics include:
  • Primitives: Interactive shapes
  • Gradients: Create and transform gradients
  • Brush: Use the brush tool in all 5 painting modes
  • Transform: Use Free transform and envelopes
  • Pen tool: Master the pen tool. Create different shapes
  • Filters: Use the different filters in Flash
  • Illustrator import: Use the new Illustrator Importer, import native Illustrator documents
  • PSD Import: Import native layered Photoshop Documents
  • Trace Bitmap: Convert Bitmap photos into Vectors
  • Symbols: Understand the 3 different types of Symbols
  • Basic motion: Learn about animation and tweens
  • Easing: Add realism to your motion with easing
  • Blur: Add motion blur for more elegant animation
  • Nested Animation: Create animation within animation
  • Animated filters: Animate Filters for super realism
  • Motion on a path: Animate on a path, say goodbye to boring linear animation
  • Masks: Animate an image inside text and create a funky border
  • Copy and Paste motion: Don’t do more work than needed. Copy all the motion properties from one object to another
  • HTML Formatting: Format your text using HTML
  • Button Sound: Add sound to a button
  • Looping Sound: Add music to your website. Add a sound button to control playback
  • Video Components: Easily add Video to a webpage
  • Alpha: Create rotoscoped video with transparency
  • Cue Points: Add Navigation Cue points to add chapters to your video
  • Vid Player: Create a video player application. Load multiple videos into a single player
  • Filter Video: Add filters to videos for special effects
  • ActionScript overview: A basic introduction to Objects and ActionScript 3
  • variables: Understand how to use variables as containers
  • Functions: Control your actionScript with functions
  • Draggable movieclip: Learn how to make a movie clip draggable and add soft edged masks
  • Conditions: Add conditional logic to your scripts, make them think
  • webpage Nav system: Use actionScript to control a web page
  • Loading External text: Load text from an external text document at runtime ::
  • Image Gallery: Create an image gallery with captions and photos. Learn about arrays
  • Publishing movies: Learn all the different ways of publishing and outputting flash files. Add a Flash sniffer.

To see a full list of the 65 lessons please go to

Flash CS3 Animation Secrets
PhotoshopCAFE is proud to announce an exciting new Flash CS3 title by animation master Chris Georgenes from Chris Georgenes is one of the best Flash Animators on the planet. Not only is he a working animation expert, he’s a teaching expert. (His videos are included in the box with Flash CS3). In this video, Chris reveals his secrets for making his realistic animations. He presents in such a way, that anyone can learn and use these amazing techniques. Learn the fundamentals of making things move with elegance in Flash from an accomplished pro. Chris is the author of How To Cheat in Flash CS3 (Focal Press).

This title contains 80 Minutes of sharp video with crisp digital sound. The simple-to-use interface frees you up, instantly jump to any lesson with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace!

Lessons include:
  • Custom workspaces
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Nested Movieclips
  • Copy motion
  • Animated drop and cast shadows
  • Using sound
  • Setting up a motion blur effect
  • Panning and zooming camera effects
  • Seamless looping animations
  • Lipsync; make your animations talk
  • Walk Cycle; make your animations walk
  • Animated handwriting
  • Creating flames and fire
  • Smoke and steam effects
  • Making it rain; raindrops and rippling puddles

If you want to create stunning animations in Flash, this disk will set you apart from the pack!

For More information please go to

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About Colin Smith
Colin Smith is a best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning new-media designer who has caused a stir in the design community with his stunning photorealistic illustrations composed entirely in Photoshop. He is founder of the world’s most popular Photoshop resource site,, which boasts over three million visitors.

With over 12 years of experience in the design industry, Colin was formerly Senior Editor and Art Director for VOICE magazine. He is a regular columnist for Photoshop User magazine,, and the official site of the National Association for Photoshop Professionals. He also contributes to a number of other graphic art publications and Web sites, such as Mac Design magazine, Web Designer magazine and Computer Arts Magazine.


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