With the much-anticipated arrival of Adobe Flash CS4 comes the opportunity to create even more exciting and effective interactive experiences and animations on the Web. And this innovative book will guide you through every step along the way. Adobe Flash CS4 Revealed provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the new Flash CS4 Professional. The book begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts, which provide a context for learning and set the stage for specific Flash skill development. A series of step-by-step tutorials follows, covering the range of basic to intermediate skills, including creating animations, using special effects, drawing objects, incorporating sound and video, and using ActionScript. These topics, along with coverage of the updated features of Flash CS4 Professional-- such as enhancements to the workspace, importing Photoshop and Illustrator files, the Flash planning and workflow processes, and the Help feature--make this book an indispensable resource in the library of anyone who wants to take full advantage of Flash CS4.
Jim Shuman is Faculty Emeritus at Bellevue College in Washington, where he taught Flash and Web Development courses, and directed a team of multimedia developers and Web specialists supporting the faculty's use of technology. His industry experience includes Website and application development using Flash, as well as managing a team to develop interactive courseware. He has written several textbooks on technology, including ADOBE FLASH CS6 REVEALED. In addition to an MBA, Mr. Shuman holds certification in Adobe Flash.
1. Getting Started with Adobe Flash CS4 2. Drawing Objects in Adobe Flash 3. Working with Symbols and Interactivity 4. Creating Animations 5. Creating Special Effects 6. Preparing and Publishing Movies 7. Importing and Modifying Graphics 8. Building Complex Animations 9. Using ActionScript 10. Adding Sound 11. Using Advanced ActionScript 12. Working with Behaviors and Components