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Part: 3 Freehand PROJECT 1 > Storyboarding Flash Movies

Lesson 8. Storyboarding Flash Movies

In Lesson 7, “Repurposing Design for Print,” you created traditional paper-based documents, where the rectangle on your screen represented the physical page. In this lesson, you'll use Freehand in a different way: as a storyboarding tool for Flash. A storyboard is a technique used for preparing animations or interactive applications; its relationship with a finished multimedia project is akin to the relationship between an outline and an article, or the relationship between a rough sketch and a completed painting. That is, while rough and unpolished, it provides a structure and sufficient placeholder content for you to develop the finished project.

In the course of this lesson, you will build on the skills you obtained from the previous Freehand lesson to get more comfortable with vector drawing, applying different fills and strokes, and working with color and text. But the ultimate objective of the lesson is to enable you to use a comfortable design paradigm—page-based layouts—as a design strategy for multimedia development. You will prepare a three-page design, which you'll import into Flash and use as foundation of the multimedia project you'll develop in Lessons 9, “Creating a Flash Movie,” and Lesson 10, “Animation and Interactivity.”

In the course of this lesson, you will create a multipage document in Freehand to storyboard a Flash application.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this lesson, you will:

  • Prepare a multiple-page document in Freehand to storyboard a Flash application

  • Mix colors in Freehand

  • Draw vector shapes and apply strokes and fills to them

  • Create and format text

  • Create an arrow out of triangles drawn with the Polygon tool

APPROXIMATE TIME

This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

LESSON FILES

Starting Files:

Lesson08/Start/logo.tif

Lesson08/Start/pg2.txt

Lesson08/Start/pg3.txt

Completed Files:

Lesson08/Complete/organic_farming.FH11


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