Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand

Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand

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Adobe Flash CS3 Professional



• Improve publishing and productivity with the CS3 interface and templates

• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue

• Import Photoshop and Illustrator files directly into Flash

• Keep track of the changes in Flash on a per-object basis

• Copy and paste graphic filters and motions

• Create more compelling designs with built-in filter effects and gradients

• Use blend modes to change the way the image of one object on the Stage is combined with other images

• Preview changes to 9-slice scaled movie clips on Stage

• Simplify common timeline and scripting tasks with Timeline Effects and Behaviors

• Use Script Assisted mode to create scripts without detailed knowledge of ActionScript

• Test content on different target devices using Adobe Device Central


On the Web

This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Flash example files that you need for project tasks are available at





Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132713450
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 04/26/2007
Series: On Demand
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
File size: 52 MB
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About the Author

Andy Anderson is a graphics designer and illustrator who has worked with Flash since it was released. A university professor, Andy is a sought-after lecturer in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The remainder of his time is split between writing graphics and fiction books, and developing graphics, animations, and resource materials for various corporations and seminar companies. His clients include designers and trainers from the U.S. Government, Boeing, Disneyland, and other Fortune 500 companies.


Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Apple Mac OS X Panther, Macromedia Flash 8 and MX 2004, Macromedia Director MX 2004, and Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2. 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 playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. When time permits, he likes to travel to such places as New Hampshire in October, and Hawaii. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.


Table of Contents

            Introduction       xvii

1          Getting Started with Flash CS3          1

2          Working Within the Flash Environment        29

3          Creating Graphics      73

4          Working with Groups, Symbols, and Instances         123

5          Working with Text     153

6          Importing Graphics    177

7          Creating Frame_By_Frame Animation          201

8          Animating with Motion Tweening      221

9          Animating with Shape Tweening        245

10        Creating Masks          261

11        Working with Sounds 275

12        Working with Video    293

13        Applying Timeline Effects      317

14        Using ActionScript Behaviors            333

15        Using Basic ActionScripts      345

16        Debugging a Movie    369

17        Adding Display Components  383

18        Adding Advanced Display Components        407

19        Adding and Modifying Data Components      425

20        Automating Your Work          445

21        Publishing a Movie     459

22        Using Advanced Flash Features        483

23        Working Together with Adobe Programs     505

            Workshops: Putting It All Together  523

            New Features    541

            Adobe Certified Expert   545

            Index    551

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