Flash Professional CS5 Bible / Edition 1

Flash Professional CS5 Bible / Edition 1

by Todd Perkins
     
 

Feel the full effects of Flash

Adobe Flash is getting flashier with each release, and the new Flash Professional CS5 comes with a slew of new enhancements. Find out what's new, what's better, and how you can get the most out of everything Flash has to offer with this in-depth guide. Apply cool visual effects, create interfaces with ActionScript, add animation

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Overview

Feel the full effects of Flash

Adobe Flash is getting flashier with each release, and the new Flash Professional CS5 comes with a slew of new enhancements. Find out what's new, what's better, and how you can get the most out of everything Flash has to offer with this in-depth guide. Apply cool visual effects, create interfaces with ActionScript, add animation, program faster with drop-in code snippets—it's all here and more from top industry Flash trainer, Todd Perkins.

  • Understand everything Flash is—vector-based animator, video engine, multimedia authoring program, desktop app developer, and more
  • Master the Flash interface, tools, symbols, and the Library
  • Integrate Flash content with Web pages
  • Use Flash movies with JavaScript and DHTML
  • Create animation, use the Motion Editor, and integrate media files
  • Create and publish AIR applications

What's on the CD-ROM?

Find source files and examples to accompany the lessons in the book, as well as templates you can use for your own projects. The CD also includes:

  • Trial software and shareware
  • Add-ons and plug-ins

System Requirements: Please see Appendix A in the book for details and complete system requirements.

Add interactivity to your applications

Learn new video features, such as adding ActionScript

Layout Framework

  • Become fluent in the Flash workspace
  • Create broadcast-quality cartoons
  • Preview your video in Flash

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470602287
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Series:
Bible Series, #659
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

About the Author v

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Part I: An Introduction to Flash Web Production 1

Chapter 1: Understanding the Adobe Flash CS5 Blueprint 3

Chapter 2: Exploring Web Technologies 17

Chapter 3: Planning Flash Projects 33

Part II: Mastering the Flash Environment 61

Chapter 4: Interface Fundamentals 63

Chapter 5: Drawing in Flash 113

Chapter 6: Symbols, Instances, and the Library 185

Chapter 7: Applying Color 233

Chapter 8: Working with Text 263

Chapter 9: Modifying Graphics 305

Part III: Creating Animation and Effects 357

Chapter 10: Timeline Animation and the Motion Editor 359

Chapter 11: Applying Filters, Blends, Guides, and Masks 429

Part IV: Integrating Media Files with Flash 473

Chapter 12: Adding Sound 475

Chapter 13: Importing Artwork 513

Chapter 14: Displaying Video 557

Part V: Adding Basic Interactivity to Flash Movies 599

Chapter 15: Understanding Actions and Event Handlers 601

Chapter 16: Building Timelines and Interactions 627

Chapter 17: Making Your First Flash CS5 Project 641

Part VI: Distributing Flash Movies 671

Chapter 18: Publishing Flash Movies 673

Chapter 19: Integrating Flash Content with Web Pages 707

Chapter 20: Using the Flash Player and Projector 739

Chapter 21: Creating Adobe AIR Applications Using Flash CS5 753

Chapter 22: Using Flash to Create iPhone Applications 769

Part VII: Appendixes 785

Appendix A: Using the CD-ROM 787

Appendix B: Guest Experts’ Information 791

Appendix C: Digital Audio Basics 793

Appendix D: Digital Video Basics 801

Index 811

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