SmartWebby.com provides a basic tutorial on the four ways to create animations in Flash, as well as information on Flash symbols and how to use them. Adobe.com also offers information on the basic processes of Flash aimed at beginners.
There are four ways to create animation in Flash: motion tweening, shape tweening, frame-by-frame animation and guided motion tweening. Smart Webby offers step-by-step instructions that teach beginners how to implement each type of tweening, as well as frame-by-frame animation. Helpx.adobe.com contains helpful information about the basics of Flash animation, such as frame rate specifications and instructional information on object distribution between layers.