Adobe Flash

Creating a banner in Flash Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this three-part introduction to Flash Basic 8 or Flash Professional 8. You successfully completed Part 1 of this tutorial, where you created, set up, and imported content into an FLA file.

Because you're reading Part 2, you're probably ready to learn more about Flash. That's good, because you will create symbols, animation, and even write some simple ActionScript to make the banner function in this continuation tutorial. Following this part, you'll add the banner to a website using Dreamweaver (or, you can optionally upload the banner to a website using any tool).

As you examine the finished version of an application that you'll create, you'll also look at the Flash workspace. In this section, you will complete the following tasks:

  • Open the authoring document
  • Review the completed FLA file
  • Close the completed FLA file

In subsequent sections you'll go through the steps to create the application yourself starting with a brand new FLA file.