Synopses & Reviews
This complete training program from Adobe Press and video2brain combines over 6 hours of exceptional video training with a full-color 120-page guide to teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 as well as the basic principles of creating rich interactive applications. After helping you how master the program’s interface, expert trainers Rufus Deuchler and Kevin Ruse will show you how to use essential tools to add more advanced interactive elements to your projects and fine-tune your code.
• Adding navigation and interactivity to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files
• Understanding states and pages
• Creating transitions
• Incorporating video and sound
• Publishing your projects
• Using Adobe Flash Builder
among many other essential skills.
The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so you can play the videos alongside your application.
As with all titles in the Learn by Video series, the project files used in the lessons are included with the course, and interactive review questions help reinforce what you’ve learned. Selected videos are also provided ready to be downloaded for viewing on your iPhone, iPod, or other compatible mobile device.
Note from the publisher:
FREE Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.
This innovative product from Adobe Press combines interactive video and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, Adobe's exciting new interaction design tool built with designers in mind.
Experienced instructors present 8 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Illustrator. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.
The DVD-ROM is bundled with a printed book that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training. Selected videos can be downloaded for viewing on iPhones, iPods, and other compatible mobile devices.
About the Author
Rufus Deuchler has worked as a corporate and editorial designer throughout Europe, and has been teaching graphic design since 1995. In 2002, Adobe Italia invited Rufus to become a cross-media guru to help spread the word about Adobe products and what they can do. Since then, he has been talking about and teaching Adobe creative software and workflows all over the world.
Kevin Ruse is an enthusiastic instructor who has taught at various colleges and universities in the United States and provides training to Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States and Europe. Kevin has over 20 years’ experience in the graphic design and production industry from concept to finished product. He is the author of the Web Standards Design Guide, a guide to internet standards that has been very well received in the U.S. college market.
The team at video2brain created and produced this high-quality course. Every year, hundreds of thousands of customers around the world take advantage of the exceptional video training offered by video2brain, an Adobe Certified Training Provider.