- 1. Create a document using Device Central.
- 2. Check out Illustrator CS3.
- 3. Set up your document to integrate with Flash CS3.
- 4. Create blends out of symbols for animation in Flash.
- 5. Export from Illustrator to SWF for Flash.
- 6. Explore the new Flash CS3 workspace.
- 7. Add a new background in Flash CS3.
- 8. Copy and paste from Illustrator CS3 to Flash.
- 9. Create a motion path and a motion tween.
- 10. Publish and test your file.
2. Check out Illustrator CS3.
In Device Central, still with the correct size selected, it's time to create the Illustrator document. Select File > New Document In, and choose Illustrator (Figure 3). (Notice that you can also create documents in Flash and Photoshop.) You'll see an Illustrator icon in the main window and a Create button at the lower right. Click that Create button, and you'll have your Illustrator document with no mess or fuss.
You may notice that your new document has had a custom crop area automatically created at the correct size (see "Illustrator's New Bits" below).
And the document window looks a bit weird—now's your chance to get rid of that transparency background if you don't like it. (Join the club!) To switch it off, go to View > Hide Transparency Grid.
Figure 3 You can create documents in Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop, with particular sizes and settings.