Adobe Edge Animate on Demand

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Adobe Edge Animate on Demand by Perspection Inc., Steve Johnson

Need answers quickly? Adobe Edge Animate on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

• Download Edge Animate and other Edge tools from the web

• Take In-App lessons to learn how to use Edge Animate

• Create animations visually on the Stage

• Quickly create shapes and add text to use in animations

• Add web fonts to create unique designs

• Insert images produced in other Adobe programs

• Create interactive animations with JavaScript/jQuery

• Use snippets to quickly insert JavaScript code

• Create symbols to reuse content in different animations

• Test content on different browsers and devices

• Add animations to existing web pages

• Work with HTML and CSS to modify and enhance web pages

• Publish to the web, other Adobe programs, and iBooks Author

Bonus Online Content

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• Online Workshops

• Step-by-Step Tasks in Full Color

• More than 300 of the Most Essential Edge Animate Tasks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789749369
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/25/2012
Series: On Demand
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 80 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple OS X Mountain Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

1 Getting Started with Edge Animate 1

Finding Out What You Can Do with Edge Animate 2

Exploring Edge Animate and Edge Tools 3

Starting Edge Animate 4

Using the Welcome Screen 6

Viewing the Edge Animate Window 8

Preparing for a Project 9

Creating a Project Plan 10

Building an Edge Animate Project 12

Creating a New Animation 14

Getting Sample Animations 15

Opening an Existing Animation 16

Working with Multiple Animations 18

Previewing an Animation in a Browser 19

Saving an Animation 20

Getting Online Support 22

Finishing Up 24

2 Working Within the Edge Animate Window 25

Examining the Edge Animate Window 26

Changing Stage Properties 28

Working with the Stage 30

Changing the Stage View 31

Using the Tools Panel 32

Using the Properties Panel 34

Using the Elements Panel 36

Using the Library Panel 38

Using the Timeline Panel 40

Working with Timeline Panel Controls 42

Using the Code Panel 44

Working with Panels 46

Docking and Undocking Panels 48

Creating and Using Workspaces 50

Defining Keyboard Shortcuts 52

Changing the Language 54

Undoing or Redoing Changes 55

3 Taking In_App Lessons 57

Starting a Lesson 58

Using the Lessons Panel 60

Taking the Quick Start Lesson 61

Taking the Create Lesson 62

Taking the Animate with Keyframes Lesson 64

Taking the Animate with the Pin Lesson 68

Taking the Resize Lesson 70

Taking the Extend Lesson 74

Taking the Reuse Lesson 78

4 Working with Shapes and Graphics 81

Understanding Vector and Bitmap Graphics 82

Gathering and Using Graphics 83

Examining Import Graphic Formats 84

Importing Graphics 85

Adding Graphics 86

Drawing Shapes 88

Using Smart Guides with Elements 90

Selecting Elements 92

Naming Element IDs or Classes 94

Changing Element Tags 95

Changing Element Display 96

Changing Element Overflow 97

Changing Element Opacity 98

Changing Element Position 99

Changing Element Size 100

Changing Element Adjustability 101

Changing Shape Corners 102

Changing Shape Borders 104

Changing Shape Background Color 106

Adding Shadows to Elements 107

Changing Cursors Over Elements 108

Modifying Image Elements 109

Transforming Element Origin 110

Rotating Elements 112

Skewing Elements 114

Scaling Elements 116

Changing Element Clipping 118

Adding Accessibility to Elements 120

5 Working with Text 121

Creating Text Boxes 122

Adding Text 123

Editing Text 124

Dictating Text 125

Inserting Special Characters 126

Examining Text Properties 127

Changing Text Properties 128

Getting Web Fonts 130

Adding Web Fonts 132

Resizing Text Boxes 134

Clipping Text 135

Transforming Text 136

Adding Shadows to Text 138

Changing Text Tag 139

Adding Links to Text 140

6 Working with Symbols and Elements 143

Creating Symbols 144

Importing Symbols 145

Exporting Symbols 146

Creating an Instance from a Symbol 147

Modifying an Instance from a Symbol 148

Editing Symbols 150

Nesting Symbols within Symbols 152

Copying or Duplicating Elements 154

Deleting Elements 156

Displaying Rulers 158

Displaying Guides 159

Using Guides with Elements 160

Aligning and Distributing Elements 162

Stacking Elements 164

Hiding and Showing Elements 165

Grouping Elements 166

Reparenting Elements 167

Locking and Unlocking Elements 168

Renaming Elements 169

7 Creating Motion Animations 171

Creating an Animation with the Pin 172 PrEx

Creating an Animation with Auto Keyframes 174 PrEx

Creating an Animation with Keyframes 176 PrEx

Creating an Animation with a Transition 178

Playing Animations 180

Making Adjustments to Animations 182

Adjusting Time in an Animation 184

Inserting Time in an Animation 185

Making a Resizable Animation 186 PrEx

Testing a Resizable Animation 190

8 Creating Interactive Animation 193

Inserting Labels 194

Inserting and Editing Triggers 196

Inserting and Editing Action Events 198

Listing of Action Events 200

Inserting Code Snippets 202

Listing of Code Snippets 203

Working with JavaScript Code 204

Using Show and Hide Element Snippets 206

Using Element Text Snippets 208

Using the Open URL Snippet 210

Using Get Symbol Snippets 212

Using Create and Delete Symbol Snippets 214

Creating a Rollover Button 216 PrEx

Creating a Shopping Cart Button 218 PrEx

Embedding and Playing a Video 220 PrEx

Adding and Playing a Sound 221 PrEx

Swapping Images in a Photo Gallery 222 PrEx

9 Publishing Animations 223

Publishing Considerations 224

Publishing a Composition 225

Publishing for the Web 226

Publishing to the Web for IE 6, 7, and 8 227

Publishing to the Web Using CDN 228

Publishing to the Web as Static HTML 229

Publishing for Adobe Programs 230

Publishing for iBooks Author 232

Capturing a Poster Image 234

Creating a Down-level Stage 236

Creating a Preloader Stage 238

10 Working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 241

Examining Edge Animate Files 242

Viewing the Code Behind the Scenes 244

Examining the Adobe Edge Animate Runtime 246

Getting to Know HTML 248

Working with HTML 250

Getting to Know CSS 252

Working with CSS 254

Putting a Composition in an HTML Document 256

Adding an Animation to an HTML Document 258

11 Working Together with Adobe Programs 259

Opening Compositions in Adobe Dreamweaver 260

Importing into Adobe Muse 262

Importing into Adobe InDesign 264

Working with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite 266

Saving Images from Adobe Photoshop 268

Saving Graphics from Adobe Fireworks 270

Exporting Images from Adobe Illustrator 272

Saving Artwork from Adobe Illustrator 274

Exporting Animations from Adobe Flash 276

A Installing Edge Animate and Edge Tools 279

Preparing for Edge Animate and Tools 280

Downloading Edge Animate and Tools 282

Installing Edge Animate and Tools 284

Finishing the Edge Inspect Install 286

Keyboard Shortcuts 289

Menu by Menu 293

Index 301

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