Hello there! Not deterred by my abuse I see, well, you'll learn soon enough. But I digress, we're here to learn about inbetweens and Flash, no nonsense here!
So just to get going, go ahead and start up Flash and open a new ActionScript3.0 document. Once that's loaded, you'll have a nice blank white stage. If you need someone to go over basic tools and functions with you, you can find all that in one of my previous Instructables here
. For now, I'll just go over some quick things. Depending on what you plan to make your animation for, you may want to change the proportions. I just left them standard, but as you'll see later, that left two large black spaces on either side of my video when I uploaded it to Youtube. If you want to make it look nice on Youtube or other video sharing sites like Vimeo, you may want to change your proportions to 1280x720, rather than the standard 550x400.
Also you have the option to change your stage colour. The stage is the background that you draw on top of when you animate. I plan to animate some clouds in the sky, so I'm changing mine to blue. To change the colour, just click on the box labeled Stage, it should be white by default.
Now you're ready to create your masterpiece, so let's move on to Step 2 !