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Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop & Flash Training - 3 Days

Adobe Dreamweaver TrainingAdobe Photoshop TrainingAdobe Flash Training

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software version: Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, 8, MX 2004, MX and
Photoshop versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS, 7, 6, 5.5

Course Overview:
This 3 day beginners course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the essential Adobe applications required for Web Design. You will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a variety
of professional web ready graphics before moving on to Adobe Flash where you will learn the basics
of creating fluent animations and banners using images, graphics and text. The course will conclude
with Adobe Dreamweaver, showing you how to plan, build and maintain professional looking web pages.
You will also gain an understanding of how the applications work best together.

This training course is perfect for those who want to quickly learn the basics of Web Design using the
industry standard Adobe applications.


Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash 3 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash Overview

  • About Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • How to plan a successful web project
  • Understanding compliant web design
  • Working with graphic types for the web
  • About animation and rich media content

Day 1 - Working with Photoshop

Photoshop and Web Graphics

  • About Photoshop
  • Working with bitmap and vector images
  • Images on the web

The Interface

  • Interface overview
  • Opening and importing images/graphics
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigation and magnification

Basic Image Manipulation

  • Cropping
  • Resizing the image for onscreen display
  • Working with image resolution for web
  • Using the RGB colour mode
  • Making greyscale images

Image Enhancement

  • Basic levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Sepia effects
  • Sharpening images

Correcting Mistakes

  • Undo shortcuts
  • Using the History palette

Working with Selections

  • Using the range of selection tools
  • Working with selection options
  • Saving selections to channels
  • Editing selections
  • Feathering images with selections

Working with Layers

  • About Photoshop layers
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Automatic layer creation
  • Adding text layers
  • Hiding/locking layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Working with layer effects
  • Text layers

Preparation for Web

  • PSD documents for preservation and future editing
  • Flattening layers for export
  • Working with the Save for Web feature
  • File formats - JPEG, PNG and GIF
  • Optimising files in the correct format
  • Saving and exporting images


Day 2 - Working with Flash

The Flash Environment

  • About animation and the SWF
  • The Flash interface
  • Setting up a new movie
  • Setting properties and preferences

Drawing and Painting Tools

  • Using the drawing/colour tools
  • About overlapping objects
  • Using the colour palettes
  • Working with fills and strokes
  • Selection/sub-selection tools
  • Resizing/reshaping objects

Transforming Objects

  • Multiple selections
  • Copy/paste/cut/stacking
  • Resize and rotate

Working with Type

  • Creating/manipulating text boxes
  • Character/paragraph palettes

Using Layers

  • Why use layers
  • Creating/deleting/naming layers
  • Changing layer order

Symbols and Instances

  • Why use symbols
  • Using images and graphics as Symbols
  • Using text as a Symbol
  • Using the library
  • Adding Photoshop artwork to a Flash file


  • About the timeline
  • About keyframes
  • Shape tweening
  • Motion tweening
  • Using easing
  • Animating multiple layers
  • Animating text
  • Shape hinting
  • Creating banners

Publishing and Exporting

  • Saving a movie for future edits
  • Exporting a movie to Adobe Dreamweaver


Day 3 - Working with Dreamweaver

Concepts and Preparation

  • About Dreamweaver and Web Design
  • Understanding HTML
  • Planning a web site
  • Screen design considerations
  • Creating efficient web pages
  • Web browsers
  • Download times

Web Site Structure

  • Setting up a local site
  • Using the site window
  • Setting preferences
  • Site management
  • Creating a new file

The Assets Panel

  • About the assets panel
  • Adding objects to a page


  • Understanding HTML
  • How browsers and search engines read your pages
  • Viewing HTML

Working with Text

  • Adding text
  • Importing text
  • Text formatting
  • Using CSS to style text

Working with Photoshop Artwork

  • Placing Photoshop graphics on a page
  • Positioning text to graphics
  • Creating alternate text

Working with Links

  • Internal and external links
  • E-mail links

Working with Flash Content

  • Adding a Flash movie to a web page
  • Editing Flash movies

Basic Interactivity

  • Creating rollover buttons/images

Working with Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Table attributes
  • Tables for layout
  • Applying contents and colour

The Upload Process

  • Checking links and preparing the site
  • Setting server details
  • Uploading
  • Synchronising/editing posted files


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If this Web Design outline does not match your requirements bespoke training is available.

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