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If you're familiar with the basics of Flash, then The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 will take you further in all aspects of the application, animation, sound, 3D, inverse kinematics, the drawing tools, ActionScript, and much more. This book takes all the good bits of Flash CS4 and demonstrates them in methodical and intuitive exercises full of hints and tips for streamlining the creative process. Jump straight into Flash CS4 and start working on real life examples that you can customize to suit your needs.
This book is for intermediate Flash CS4 users as well as the more advanced user who wants to learn about using Flash CS4's awesome new capabilities, such as motion tweening and kinematics poses.
Each chapter has a number of exercises that contribute to an overall project. The exercises are fun and compelling and allow you to place your own creative stamp on them, while still following the steps to completion.
The final chapter focuses on bringing the exercise output together in an overall campaign consisting of a website featuring advanced flash components and advertising banners.
An underlying theme of the book is marketing a website online. It discusses industry standards for banner campaigns (banner weight, frames per second, etc), effective website marketing techniques, and delves into search engine optimization and search engine marketing.
What you’ll learn
This book is for designers and developers who are familiar with Flash but want to push the boundaries of what Flash CS4 is capable of. You have the vision and the ideas of what you want to do, but you are unsure of just how to do it.
This book explores in depth the effects of partnering Flash CS4 with other Adobe products, such as Fireworks and Photoshop, but also delves deeply into partnering Flash CS4 with cutting edge open source programs, such as Papervision, and how to create unique rich media executions in partnership with companies such as EyeBlaster.
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Posted November 10, 2009
Friends of Ed Adobe Learning Library has the unique ability to make learning fun again. This book will help you get up and running with Flash and Actionscript.
Very intuitive and easy to follow. It is "The Essential Guide" Teaches Actionscript, Video and sound plus helps you build your first banner advertising. Great book!