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Publisher Comments:

Unlock the power of Flash and bring gorgeous animations to life onscreen. It's easy with Flash CS4: The Missing Manual. You'll start creating animations in the first chapter, and will learn to produce effective, well-planned visuals that get your message across. This entertaining new edition includes a complete primer on animation, a guided tour of the program's tools, lots of new illustrations, and more details on working with video. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced Flash designers will improve their skills.

Expanded and revised to cover the new version of Flash, every chapter in this book provides step-by-step tutorials to help you:

  • Learn to draw objects, animate them, and integrate your own audio and video files
  • Add interactivity, use special effects, learn morphing, and much more
  • Check your work with the book's online example files and completed animations
  • Discover new Flash toolkits and features such as Frameless Animation
  • Use every timesaving aspect of Flash CS4, such as Library objects and Symbols
  • Learn how to automate your drawings and animations with ActionScript 3.0

With this book, absolutely no programming is necessary to get started with Flash CS4. Flash CS4: The Missing Manual explains in jargon-free English exactly what you need to know to use Flash effectively, while avoiding common pitfalls, right from the start.

Book News Annotation:

This guide to Microsoft's Expression Blend 4, a component of the Expression Studio software suite, provides step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks with this user friendly graphical user interface creation tool. Beginning with an overview of Microsoft Siverlight functions and a walk through of the application user interface, the volume presents a discussion of basic interfaces design, XAML and C# coding, animations, interactive features, graphical skinning and working with data types. Chapters include numerous screen shots and tips and access to additional online resources is provided. Kosinska is a certified Microsoft trainer and Leeds is an experienced Silverlight and Expression Web programmer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Additional information about this title is forthcoming

Synopsis:

Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE
  • Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements
  • Create reusable styles — or skins — with common Silverlight 4 controls
  • Implement interactive elements without using code
  • Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend
  • Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently
  • Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design

Your online learning resources include:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book's lessons
  • Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks
  • Fully searchable eBook

Synopsis:

Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements Create reusable styles — or skins — with common Silverlight 4 controls Implement interactive elements without using code Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design

Your Step by Step digital content includes: Files for building skills and practicing the book's lessons Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks Fully searchable eBook

The print version of this book includes free digital content online. To download, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

About the Author

Elena Kosinska is a UI designer focused on prototyping, design, and development of Silverlight and WPF Applications. She's a Microsoft MCT and MVP in Expression Blend. She writes blog posts and articles for UI designers, speaks at various Microsoft events, and has taught WPF/Silverlight courses.

Chris Leeds has been a Microsoft MVP since before Expression Studio was added to their catalog. Originally, he was a FrontPage MVP who learned what users needed from FrontPage's novice user base, and then provided instruction to help users reach their goals. He has written two books on Microsoft Expression Web for Microsoft Press and is currently working on a third, Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 Step by Step.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: Creating a Flash Animation
  • Chapter 1: Getting Around Flash
  • Chapter 2: Creating Simple Drawings
  • Chapter 3: Animating Your Drawings
Part II: Advanced Drawing and Animation
  • Chapter 4: Organizing Frames and Layers
  • Chapter 5: Advanced Drawing and Coloring
  • Chapter 6: Reusable Flash: Symbols and Templates
  • Chapter 7: Advanced Tweens with the Motion Editor
  • Chapter 8: Realistic Animation with IK Bones
  • Chapter 9: Incorporating Non-Flash Media Files
  • Chapter 10: Incorporating Sound and Video
Part III: Adding Interactivity
  • Chapter 11: Introduction to ActionScript 3
  • Chapter 12: Controlling Actions with Events
  • Chapter 13: Organizing Objects with the Display List
  • Chapter 14: Controlling Animation
  • Chapter 15: Components for Interactivity
  • Chapter 16: Choosing, Using, and Animating Text
  • Chapter 17: Drawing with ActionScript
Part IV: Delivering Your Animation to Its Audience
  • Chapter 18: Testing and Debugging
  • Chapter 19: Publishing and Exporting
Part V: Appendixes
  • Installation and Help
  • Flash CS4, Menu by Menu
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780735639010
Author:
Kosinska, Elena And Chris Leeds.
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Kosinska, Elena
Author:
Leeds
Author:
Leeds, Chris
Author:
Chris
Author:
Inc, Mediacarbon
Author:
Kosinka, Elena
Author:
Grover, Chris
Subject:
Digital Media - Graphics Applications
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Expression Blend;Silverlight;WPF;XAML;design tools
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Step by Step Developer
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 in

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Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

  • Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE
  • Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements
  • Create reusable styles — or skins — with common Silverlight 4 controls
  • Implement interactive elements without using code
  • Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend
  • Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently
  • Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design

Your online learning resources include:

  • Files for building skills and practicing the book's lessons
  • Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks
  • Fully searchable eBook

"Synopsis" by , Teach yourself how to use Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4, the professional tool for designing graphical user interfaces (UI) for Silverlight Web and desktop applications. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them Learn how to use the tools and features in the Blend IDE Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype, including interactive elements Create reusable styles — or skins — with common Silverlight 4 controls Implement interactive elements without using code Explore the process of designer/developer collaboration with Expression Blend Learn how to use the basics of XAML and C# efficiently Take advantage of the design tools in Expression Design

Your Step by Step digital content includes: Files for building skills and practicing the book's lessons Screencasts to show you exactly how to accomplish tasks Fully searchable eBook

The print version of this book includes free digital content online. To download, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

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