Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 in 24 Hours will show Flash beginners and upgraders how to build high-impact vector-based graphics and animations with Adobe Flash CS4. In this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones — helping you master all the essentials of Adobe's newest version of Flash from the ground up. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book gives Flash beginners a practical grounding in the entire ...

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Overview

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 in 24 Hours will show Flash beginners and upgraders how to build high-impact vector-based graphics and animations with Adobe Flash CS4. In this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones — helping you master all the essentials of Adobe's newest version of Flash from the ground up. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book gives Flash beginners a practical grounding in the entire package, without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Coverage includes: assembling graphics for use in Flash; utilizing each leading approach to creating Flash animations; adding interactivity and advanced animation; optimizing and publishing Flash content; preparing for deployment on mobile devices; and much more. Throughout, step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Flash questions, issues, and tasks... Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises help you build and test your knowledge... "Did You Know?" tips offer you insider advice and shortcuts... and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you've finished with these lessons, you won't just understand Flash CS4: you'll be comfortable using it in real-world projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672330414
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 6/8/2009
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Kerman is an internationally recognized expert on the use of the Web and multimedia for training and entertainment. He has frequently presented at Macromedia and Adobe user conferences, and has taught Flash and other Adobe Web development technologies to working web professionals around the world. Kerman programmed the all-Flash website www.m-three.com, which was included in both Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual and the British Design and Art Direction Annual.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Assembling the Graphics You'll Animate
Hour 1. Basics
Hour 2. Drawing and Painting Original Art in Flash
Hour 3. Importing Graphics into Flash
Hour 4. Applied Advanced Drawing Techniques
Hour 5. Using the Library for Productivity

Part 2. Animating in Flash
Hour 6. Understanding Animation
Hour 7. Animation the Old-Fashioned Way
Hour 8. Using Motion Tween to Animate
Hour 9. Using Shape Tween to Morph
Hour 10. Using Timeline Effects and Commands
Hour 11. Including Sound in Animation
Hour 12. Using Layers in Animations
Hour 13. Animating Using Movie Clips and Graphic Symbols

Part 3. Adding Interactivity and Advanced Animation
Hour 14. Making Buttons for Your User to Click
Hour 15. Using Actions to Create Non-Linear Movies
Hour 16. ActionScripting Applications for Advanced Interactivity
Hour 17. Using Components
Hour 18. Using Video

Part 4. Putting It All Together on the Web
Hour 19. Linking a Movie to the Web
Hour 20. Designing a Web Site to Be Modular
Hour 21. Optimizing a Flash Site
Hour 22. Advanced Animation Techniques
Hour 23. Working on Large Projects and in Team Environments
Hour 24. Publishing a Creation

Appendix A Shapes You Can Make Using Selection, Snap to Objects, and the Canvas Level
Appendix B Resources
Glossary

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