FITC Toronto 2008

2008-04-19 00:00:00 2008-04-23 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2008 Now in its 7th year, FITC Toronto is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the world. Toronto FITC Toronto



Note that this is a pre-festival workshop day (April 19), and therefore is only available to those who have ‘the works’ tickets, or the ‘pre-festival workshop’ tickets

This workshop will focus on how-to create AIR applications that control Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge & After Effects CS3 applications. Woohoo will step through the basics of how to control the Adobe applications from ExtendScript, how to create a swfPanel in Illustrator CS3 and establish two-way communication between ActionScript and Javascript methods. We will explore the available resources, the DOM Objects for each application and the code of practical examples that Woohoo has developed. In the final portion of the workshop, we will combine features of functions of several Adobe applications – eg., controlling the Animation Timeline in Photoshop CS3 Extended – into our AIR application example in order to create an über application of our own.

AIR developers interested in creating tools that drive Adobe applications for their own purposes and who are interested in selling them as commercial applications.


This workshop will help you differentiate your skill set, improve your workflow by streamlining the creative process, provide you with examples and teach you how-to create your own AIR applications.

– Computer – All OSs*
– Adobe Illustrator CS3
– Adobe Flash CS3
– AIR Extensions for Flash CS3
– AIR installer


– Adobe After Effects CS3 – Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended

* Please note that if you’re on a Mac running Leopard – due to the fact that the CS3 applications were released before Leopard – there are additional steps required to making custom AIR applications and swfPanels to work properly. We will cover this exception at the end of the workshop.

Presented by:
Rich Media Institute