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Adobe Flash Professional Cs6: Learn by Video: Core Training in Rich Media Communication [With DVD] (Learn by Video)

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This critically acclaimed training program from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality HD video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Flash Professional CS6 as well as the basic principles of rich media design. Structured around the objectives of the Adobe Certified Associate exam  “Rich Media Communication Using Adobe Flash Professional CS6”, the product includes 10 hours of video, complete with lesson files (included on the DVD), assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video’s unique interface allows the viewer to jump to any topic and bookmark favorite sections. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to follow along with the instructor in Flash.

Experienced instructor Joseph Labrecque presents all the foundational features in Flash Professional CS6 through workable examples. The student gains a solid understanding of the tools so they can continue along any path: animation, gaming, application and mobile development, or working with premium video solutions.

Joseph starts with a survey of all major application interface elements, asset creation and manipulation, and document properties and file types. He continues with a deep look into the Flash Library and the use of different symbol types across projects to exploit robust animation techniques using the timeline. Next, he explores the inclusion of sound and video, the ActionScript programming language, and application development for mobile devices. Finally, Joseph demonstrates testing and debugging applications before compiling and publishing onto a variety of platforms.

About the Author

video2brain, located in Graz, Austria, is a company focused on producing high-quality video training content for software, photography and programming topics. Crucial to the flexible training are optimized teaching methods, practical tips from well-known industry experts, and the focus on learning by doing with project files. video2brain is an Adobe Certified Training Provider.

  Joseph Labrecque is a senior interactive software engineer at the University of Denver, where he produces innovative academic toolsets for both traditional desktop environments and emerging mobile spaces. He has served as an Adobe Education Leader since 2008 and is also a 2011 Adobe Community Professional.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

1    introducing Flash Professional CS6

1.1    What Is Adobe Flash Professional?

1.2    What’s the Course About?

1.3    What’s New in Flash Professional CS6

2    Flash Professional Application Overview

2.1    Application Interface Overview

2.2    Welcome Screen

2.3    Flash Professional File Formats

2.4    Accessing Help

3    Getting Familiar with Flash Professional

3.1    The Application Menu

3.2    The Toolbar

3.3    The Stage

3.4    The Timeline

3.5    Working with Panels

3.6    The Properties Inspector

3.7    Colors and Swatches

3.8    Managing Workspaces

4 Exploring Basic Tools

4.1    The Selection, Subselection, and Lasso Tools

4.2    The Line and Shape Tools

4.3    The Pencil, Brush, and Eraser Tools

4.4    The Paint Bucket and Ink Bottle Tools

4.5    The Eyedropper Tool 4.6    The Hand and Zoom Tools

5    Exploring Advanced Tools

5.1    The Text Tool

5.2    The Pen and Anchor Point Tools

5.3    The Free Transform and Gradient Tools

5.4    The 3D Rotation and Translation Tools

5.5    The Bone and Bind Tools

6    Project Explorations

6.1    Setting the Stage

6.2    Drawing the Assets

6.3    Making It Move

6.4    Adding Interactivity

7    Working in Flash Professional

7.1    Creating a New Document

7.2    Using Flash Templates

7.3    Working with Guides and Rulers

7.4    Testing a Project

7.5    Creating a Project Plan

8    Working with Assets

8.1    Vector vs. Bitmap

8.2    Lines and Fills

8.3    Merge Mode vs.Object drawing Mode

8.4    Modifying Shapes

8.5    Grouping Assets

8.6    Importing Assets

8.7    Using Trace Bitmap

8.8    Using Break Apart

9    Symbols and the Library

9.1    The Flash Library

9.2    Graphic Symbols

9.3    Button Symbols

9.4    Movie Clip Symbols

9.5    Sprite Symbols

9.6    Using Filter Effects

9.7    Using Blend Modes

10    Working with Text

10.1    Creating Text Fields

10.2    Text Field Properties

10.3    Spell-Checking Text

10.4    Applying Filter Effects to Text

10.5    Embedding Fonts

10.6    Text Layout Framework

11 Animating in Flash Professional

11.1    Frames and Labels

11.2    Layers and Folders

11.3 Scenes

11.4    Frame-by-Frame Animation

11.5    Onion Skinning

11.6    Shape Tweens

11.7    Classic Tweens

11.8    Motion Tweens

12 Advanced Animation Techniques

12.1    Nesting Animations

12.2    Using the Motion Editor

12.3    Classic Motion Guides

12.4    Motion Presets

12.5    Shape Hints

12.6 Masking

12.7    Inverse Kinematics

13 Using Sound and Video

13.1    Importing Sound Files

13.2    Using Sound Within Symbols

13.3    Adobe Media Encoder

13.4    Importing Video Files

14 Action Script Basics

14.1    The Actions Panel

14.2    Timeline-Based ActionScript

14.3    Code Snippets

14.4    ActionScript Classes

14.5    Controlling Sound with AS3

14.6    Controlling Video with AS3

15 Authoring fo rMobile devices

15.1    Mobile Targets

15.2    Mobile Code Snippets

15.3    Mobile Content Simulator

15.4    Testing on a Device

16 Debugging Flash Projects

16.1    Trace Statements

16.2    The Flash Professional debugger

16.3    Debugging on Devices

16.4    Troubleshooting Errors

17 Compiling and Publishing

17.1    Optimizing Content

17.2    Publishing for the Flash Player

17.3    Publishing for AIr desktop

17.4    Publishing for AIr Mobile

17.5    Exporting Sprite Sheets

17.6    Generating Image Sequences

17.7    Using the CreateJS Extension

17.8    Ensuring Accessibility

18 Closing Thoughts

18.1    Closing Thoughts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321840707
Author:
Labrecque, Joseph
Publisher:
Adobe Press
Author:
Video2brain
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Learn by Video
Publication Date:
20120724
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.14 x 7.3 x 1.19 in 333 gr

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