Digital graphic design training

Flash Primer course

ShinyLayers design course: course objectives


Adobe Flash is used by designers, game programmers, and hobbyists to create interactive visuals, digital experiences, and mobile content.

In this course for beginner and intermediate users, we explore the creation and animation capabilities of Adobe Flash.

Jam-packed with information, this class brings you from Flash basics through intermediate-level topics and helps you master the techniques you need, bringing your creative design projects to a whole new level.

Course Objectives

Targeted towards new and mid-level designers, this course aims to let you design vector art and animate it using the the advanced tools that Adobe flash has to offer.

4 main objectives:

Mastering the composition principles of visual design and the main design elements: shapes, pictures, typography and color.
creative use of abstract and concept in the design process in function of the desired message.
analyze and make critical assessments on various designs.
ability in choosing the right tools for a smooth digital workflow.


No specific background is required.
Those with strong drawing skills will find the design exercises in visual expression and composition challenges easier.
For the digital workflow please contact your instructor for more details.

Flash Primer course outline

Intro: FLash programming and animation.
Getting Started.
Using the Drawing and Color Tools.
Animating in Flash
Creating Shape Tweens
Creating Symbols and Instances.
Motion Tweening.
Working with Bitmaps.
Working with Text.
Filters and Blend Modes.
ActionScript 3.0 Basics.
Working with Sound.
Working with Video.
Publishing and Exporting.


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After this course

Upon completion of the Graphic Design course, perhaps you are interested in upgrading your Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign skills:


   Photoshop Primer

   Illustrator Primer

   InDesign Primer

ShinyLayers course completion and  graduation mark

Student reviews

"For me, this animation module was a most interesting and fascinating experience. I learned a great deal designing and animating my figurines using motion paths and key frames. The course materials were superb and my tutor was genuinely inspirational. Thank you! "

"This class was required for my first work and it's great for learning and starting small animation projects right away. Plenty of great exercises. A++! "


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