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Publisher Comments:

With Adobe Flash CS4 For Dummies as your guide, you can unleash your creativity and contribute to the “Flash”-iest showcase of dynamic content: the Web! You’ll beecome acquainted with Flash CS4 and learn when to use this popular Web development tool. Plus, you’ll discover what you can create, from animation to games to presentations.

This full color edition gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with Flash CS4, discover all the possibilities, and become familiar with the new tools. You’ll be able to create dynamic content, adapt the program’s features to suit your development needs, publish your Flash files to the Web, and showcase your creativity and newly acquired skills. You’ll discover how to create graphics, text, and layers, make animations, add sound and video, and optimize your files for download. Find out how to:

  • Draw and edit images, create effects, and use layers
  • Building layers, manipulate objects, and add buttons
  • Animate figures and add interactive features
  • Understand the basics of colors, frame rates, and graphics
  • Incorporate video and sound files
  • Publish your files to the Web

Complete with lists of ten frequently asked questions about Flash, ten best resources for Flash, and samples of work from ten fabulous Flash designers, Adobe Flash CS4For Dummies is your one-stop guide designing dynamic and interactive content.

Synopsis:

Explore the ways you can create impressive animations with Adobe Flash CS4

Unleash your creativity and contribute to the flashiest showcase of dynamic content: the Web! Become acquainted with Flash CS4; learn when to use this popular Web development tool; and discover what you can create, from animation to games to presentations. Find the basics on getting started with Flash and a reference to all of Flash's tools inside.

  • Getting acquainted with Flash CS4 ?— discover possibilities and become familiar with new CS4 tools
  • Creating graphics, text, and layers — learn to draw, edit images, create effects, and use layers

  • Animating — prepare, edit, and execute animations

  • Adding sound and video — acquire and edit audio and incorporate video

  • Publishing your Flash files — optimize for download and publish to the Web

Open the book and find:

  • An introduction to Flash's newest features
  • When to use Flash and what you can create

  • How to conceive and execute your first animation

  • The basics of colors, frame rates, and graphics

  • How to develop interactive content

  • Tips for acquiring and embedding sound and video

  • Directions for publishing files to the Web

  • Instructions for simplifying your work with symbols, tweening, and inverse kinematics

About the Author

Ellen Finkelstein has written more than 20 highly regarded tech books, primarily about AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Flash. Gurdy Leete has more than 20 years of experience with computer animation, including nearly a decade and a half teaching at Maharishi University of Management.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: A Blast of Flash.

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Flash CS4.

Chapter 2: Your Basic Flash.

Part II: 1,000 Pictures and 1,000 Words.

Chapter 3: Getting Graphic.

Chapter 4: You Are the Object Editor.

Chapter 5: What’s Your Type?

Chapter 6: Layering It On.

Part III: Getting Symbolic.

Chapter 7: Heavy Symbolism.

Chapter 8: Pushing Buttons.

Part IV: Total Flash-o-Rama.

Chapter 9: Getting Animated.

Chapter 10: Getting Interactive.

Chapter 11: Extravagant Audio, High-Velocity Video.

Part V: The Movie and the Web.

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 13: Publishing Your Flash Files.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.

Chapter 15: Ten Best Flash Resources.

Chapter 16: Ten Flash Designers to Watch.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470381199
Author:
Finkelstein, Ellen
Publisher:
For Dummies
Contributor:
Leete, Gurdy
Author:
Leete, Gurdy
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Flash
Subject:
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
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For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
Subject:
For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
Subject:
For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
Subject:
For Dummies book on Flash, Flash animation, Adobe Flash, Flash CS4, Adobe Flash CS4, learning Flash, how to create animation, animation tools, animation design tools, Flash and ActionScript, Flash and Web design, Flash and game design, flash tutorials, fl
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.14x7.42x.81 in. 2.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Explore the ways you can create impressive animations with Adobe Flash CS4

Unleash your creativity and contribute to the flashiest showcase of dynamic content: the Web! Become acquainted with Flash CS4; learn when to use this popular Web development tool; and discover what you can create, from animation to games to presentations. Find the basics on getting started with Flash and a reference to all of Flash's tools inside.

  • Getting acquainted with Flash CS4 ?— discover possibilities and become familiar with new CS4 tools
  • Creating graphics, text, and layers — learn to draw, edit images, create effects, and use layers

  • Animating — prepare, edit, and execute animations

  • Adding sound and video — acquire and edit audio and incorporate video

  • Publishing your Flash files — optimize for download and publish to the Web

Open the book and find:

  • An introduction to Flash's newest features
  • When to use Flash and what you can create

  • How to conceive and execute your first animation

  • The basics of colors, frame rates, and graphics

  • How to develop interactive content

  • Tips for acquiring and embedding sound and video

  • Directions for publishing files to the Web

  • Instructions for simplifying your work with symbols, tweening, and inverse kinematics

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