Fearless Flash: Use Adobe InDesign CS5 and the Tools You Already Know to Create Engaging Web Documents

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InDesign CS5 opens the door to a new world: with the addition of exciting animation tools and deeper multimedia support. It's now a viable interactive authoring tool. Designers want to create engaging interactive content, but may resist making the transition from page layout to timeline-based thinking. But now it's much easier: InDesign CS5's new interactive features are intuitive and easy to learn. And once they've mastered those tools in the familiar world of InDesign, they'll find that Flash isn't scary after ...

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Fearless Flash: Use Adobe InDesign CS5 and the Tools You Already Know to Create Engaging Web Documents

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Overview

InDesign CS5 opens the door to a new world: with the addition of exciting animation tools and deeper multimedia support. It's now a viable interactive authoring tool. Designers want to create engaging interactive content, but may resist making the transition from page layout to timeline-based thinking. But now it's much easier: InDesign CS5's new interactive features are intuitive and easy to learn. And once they've mastered those tools in the familiar world of InDesign, they'll find that Flash isn't scary after all. Designers already know how to add text, graphics, and geometric shapes to a page in InDesign, it's a short walk to adding interactive features. Before they know it, they're creating Flash content.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321734822
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition description: Paperback and CD-ROM
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 11.76 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia McCue is a prepress pro with more than 20 years of hands-on desktop publishing experience. She is owner of Practicalia, an independent training provider specializing in Adobe products. She is the author of Real World Print Production.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Who Should Read This Book

What You'll Get Out of This Book

What This Book is Not

Software Requirements

About the Exercise Files

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Meet Your New Toys 1

Let's Go Exploring 3

Looking Ahead 17

Chapter 2 Basic Interactivity and Navigation 19

Presentation 20

Navigation 22

Deployment 24

Adding Navigational Controls 24

Exporting to SWF 36

Chapter 3 Multimedia 39

Video 40

Audio 48

Chapter 4 Animation 51

What Can Be Animated? 52

Events 55

Motion Presets 62

Page Transitions 70

Chapter 5 Button Up 75

Button Events 76

Button Appearance 82

Creating Button Art in Illustrator 93

Creating Button Art in Photoshop 102

Button Actions 113

Chapter 6 Exporting and Deployment 121

Off to a Good Start 122

Graphics 123

Exporting to SWF From InDesign 126

Deploying SWF Files 130

Wrapping Up 133

Chapter 7 Exporting to Flash Professional 135

Preparing for Flash Professional 136

Lost in Translation 139

Editing in Flash Professional 141

Don't Be Afraid of Code 144

Chapter 8 Flash Catalyst 145

The Flash Catalyst Workspace 147

Basic Flash Catalyst Tools 149

Planning for Flash Catalyst 156

Building on Photoshop Files 157

Building on Illustrator Files 174

Chapter 9 Putting It All Together 187

Analyzing the InDesign Print Document 188

Adding Hyperlinks 193

Multistate Objects: Creating a Slideshow 198

Photoshop: Making Buttons 201

Adding Navigation Buttons 205

Assigning Actions to the Navigation Buttons 208

Animating a Headline 209

Adding a Video 210

Using Illustrator and Flash Professional 211

Importing Flash Animation into InDesign 217

Exporting the Finished Project 218

Wrapping Up 220

Index 221

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