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Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book: Preparing a Design Document

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The way you approach the design and organization of your artwork has a significant impact on the structure of the project in Flash Catalyst and the underlying code. This excerpt from Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book will help protect the integrity of your design and minimize re-working or re-structuring assets after bringing them into Flash Catalyst.
Set component properties in Flash catalyst

Set component properties in Flash catalyst

Before you begin a design, take a few minutes to explore the available properties for formatting text, shapes, and components in Flash Catalyst. This will help you determine which objects and states to define in the design document, and which to save for Flash Catalyst. In some cases, you’ll find it easier to create one object or state in Photoshop or Illustrator. After you convert the objects or states to a component in Flash Catalyst, use the Properties panel to apply different visual properties, like fill color and opacity, to the remaining states.

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