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Jun 24, 2013/General/

Flash Pro CC | User Interface | Then and Now

The UI of Flash Pro CC has been completely redesigned to provide a crisp, focused, and fresh experience. Some of the key changes are:

Dark UI Theme

The dark UI theme allows you to focus completely on the stage and your content when working with Flash Pro. Although you can switch over to a lighter theme, Flash Pro CC is available to you with the Dark UI enabled.


Keyboard Shortcuts

  • (A) The Keyboard Shortcuts panel is now equipped with a Search facility that allows you to drill-down to the right Command, easily.
  • (B) You can also copy the entire list of Keyboard Shortcuts to the clipboard and then, to a text editor for quick reference.
  • (C) In a conflict, when setting a keyboard shortcut for a command, a warning message is displayed. And you can quickly navigate to the conflicting command, modify it to resolve the conflict.
  • (D) You can modify a set of shortcuts and save them as a preset. You can then select and use the preset per your convenience.


Preferences Panel

  • Sync Prefernces to Creative Cloud and download on another machine.
  • Fully streamlined options for handling Flash Pro Warnings.
  • Code editor related preferences integrated into one tab.


ActionScript Editor

  • New and completely streamlined editor
  • Intelligent commenting
  • Integration with Scintilla

Find and Replace dialog

  • Ability to search across all open documents(both  fla’s and scripts)
  • Ability search test fields and code (i.e in actions panel and in scripts) separately
  • Limit search to current frame
  • Streamlined UI for better usability


Jun 18, 2013/General/

Enhancements | Publish workflow | AIR Applications | Flash Professional CC

Flash Professional CC contains several exciting changes to the AIR application development workflow. These changes enhance the development, testing, debugging, and publish workflows within Flash. Besides these changes, you will also be able to publish AIR applications to iOS devices that support High Resolution Retina Display. To know more watch the video!

May 16, 2013/General/

Announcing Flash Professional CC – Toolkit for Dart

 At Google I/O, 2013, Adobe announced The Toolkit for Dart, a new extension to Flash Professional CC. You can now create rich, interactive, and animated content, and publish to the Dart language. Dart is Google’s own open-source Web Programming Language that supports many drawing capabilities and core animation delivered by Flash Professional. It includes support for images and vectors, movie clips and graphics animations, buttons, text, audio, and the filters and blend modes supported by the HTML5 canvas.

Ok, now, here’s something that’s awesome: Adobe intends to contribute the extension to the Dart community by open-sourcing the project. For more information on the extension, see this announcement.

May 14, 2013/General/

What is Flash Professional CC?


Although I said that casually, but I am sure the word means something unique to each one of you. For those who think the term sounds alien, before you pop-open Google, Renaissance means rebirth or reincarnation. Commonly, it refers to the cultural movement that began (roughly during 14th century) in Italy and spread right across Europe. Renaissance was that rare phenomenon, which laid a foundation for revolution, restructuring, progress, and ultimately, prosperity.

Adobe Flash Professional CC, a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud offering, has been completely re-engineered, quite literally from ground-zero. Effectively, it’s the true renaissance of your very own Flash Pro. It’s been in the making for a few years now, and we are extremely pleased and proud to present it along with other stunning applications of Creative Cloud.

That said, a pertinent question, what is Adobe Flash Professional CC all about, really? Well, here’s a dip-stick view of it.



fl_64bitThe Architecture, MAC-friendliness, and the Boost (a la NOS!)

Flash Pro CC is a comprehensively refactored, modular, 64-bit application. During the course of this release, the entire code-base was refreshed to turn Flash Pro in to a native cocoa application.

This refactoring brings in dramatic changes to how Flash Pro performs. It now delivers unprecedented speed and stability. Large files are not only easily manageable, but can also be published ever so quickly. You will also observe that the timeline is highly-responsive, as you begin to work with Flash Pro CC.




We’re HD, and quite gloriously so

Ever considered exporting all the rich content you create to a full HD output? Well, you can more than just consider, now. Flash Pro CC allows you to export all content, from nested timelines to script-driven animations, to an HD output seamlessly. All this, with zero loss of frames!




HTML5, from within

The Toolkit for CreateJS is now fully integrated with Flash Pro, and is enhanced to support publishing of buttons, motion curves, and hit-areas to HTML5. Your content can now be completely seamlessly converted to HTML5 (thanks to umpteen bug fixes on Toolkit for CreateJS), and yet, preserve the richness and interactivity.




It’s black or white

Choose to work with dark or light user-interface themes with Flash Pro CC. The streamlined user-interface, with intuitive dialogs and panels, centers your focus fully on the stage and content.




Rich, crisp, and a lot of detail with Hi-DPI
The Flash Professional user-interface supports Hi-DPI displays, including high resolution retina display available with MacBook Pro. This dramatically improves visual fidelity and screen resolution adding a lot more detail to how Flash Pro is displayed.




Work with multiple devices

Imagine being able to work with multiple devices of varying screen sizes, configurations, and capabilities – simultaneously. Flash Pro CC enables seamless publishing of AIR applications to iOS devices connected via USB.




Unlimited, unending, and infinite

With unlimited pasteboard/work-area you can manage infinitely large backgrounds and off-stage. While working with unlimited work-area, you can also shift your focus back to the stage using the Center-to-stage option.




Efficient beyond measure

With several key enhancements made to timeline and drawing tools, Flash Pro CC brings in a high degree of workflow efficiency, particularly for designers and animators.

  • Distribute objects on Stage to individual keyframes each with the click of a button
  • Swap multiple symbol instances or bitmaps with any other symbol or bitmap preserved in the library or created on Stage
  • Set properties to multiple layers simultaneously
  • Mark multiple layers as guides or masks
  • Work in full screen mode without panels or toolbars to distract you
  • Proportionally expand or contract timeline ranges
  • Move Timeline ranges across the timeline with the length intact
  • Preview colors live when using drawing tools and color picker
  • Use the time-saving in-line controls for graphic filters



Comment, uncomment, comment

Take full advantage of intelligent code commenting along with the completely simplified ActionScript Editor interface.



SyncSettings_flWhere ever you go, your settings follow you

You can now sync preference (s) settings to Creative Cloud and download across two machines when working with Flash Pro. This allows you to apply all your preferences on two different machines at one-go! (for example, computers at work and home.)