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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash CS4 Professional.
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book contains 10 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
Learn how to design Flash projects with sophisticated animation, import video and sound files, and integrate buttons with compelling interactivity using ActionScript 3.0. Powerful features such as the new Motion Editor, inverse kinematics, and support for 3D will make developing your Flash sites fast, easy, and fun.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS4. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge learned in each lesson, readers will learn the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames. From there, readers will learn how to work with vector and bitmap graphics; create and edit symbols; modify text and add interactivity with ActionScript 3.0; and incorporate animation, music, and sound to their projects. They'll also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for Web and broadcast. Of course, readers will also learn how to take advantage of the new features of Flash CS4 - the streamlined user interface, new drawing tools, the powerful new motion tweening model, inverse kinematics, true 3D support, new video encoding features in the Adobe Media Encoder, and much more. The companion CD provides users with all the sample files they need to complete all of the projects.
Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash Professional CS5 choose Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 10 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Flash CS5.
Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS5. In addition to learning the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames, readers learn how to work with graphics, create and edit symbols, modify text, add interactivity with ActionScript 3.0, and incorporate animation and sound into their projects. They also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for publishing. This completely revised CS5 edition covers the new text engine, Deco drawing tools, Spring feature for inverse kinematics, video enhancements, and more.
The companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book, as well as 2 hours of video tutorials from 'Learn Adobe Flash Professional CS5 by Video' from video2brain and Adobe Press.
About the Author
The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real-world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
Table of Contents
1 Getting Acquainted
2 Working with Graphics
3 Creating and Editing Symbols
4 Adding Animation
5 Articulated Motion and Morphing
6 Creating Interactive Navigation
7 Working with Sound and Video
8 Using Components
9 Loading and Controlling Flash Content
10 Publishing Flash Documents