Flash CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

Flash CS4 All-in-One For Dummies


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Ready to take your Flash skills to the next level? Learn how to use Adobe Flash CS4 to create innovative interactive experiences! Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies shows you how to create professional, cool projects, step by step, from start to finish.

Whether you’re working on your first Flash project or you’re a veteran Flash animator ready to get into more advanced applications, Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies walks you through Flash’s new tricks and explains how to use them. You’ll get the skinny on new features including inverse kinematics, motion tweening, and Motion Editor. You’ll also find out how to:

  • Work with panels
  • Take advantage of an ActionScript
  • Create and plan your first project
  • Follow the ins and outs of Flash graphics
  • Navigate your way around the swatches panel
  • Get your video on the Web using YouTube
  • Utilize Flash audio and video
  • Develop with the Flash timeline

To help you quickly find what you need, Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies is divided into eight minibooks:

  • Introducing Flash
  • Creating Graphics
  • Animating Graphics
  • Adding ActionScript 3.0 Magic
  • Working with Flash Audio
  • Working with Flash Video
  • Getting Interactive
  • Finalizing a Flash Project

Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies will help make your experience animating in Flash much easier!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470385395
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/10/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Doug Sahlin is a professional photographer and Web designer. His authoring credits include Building Web Sites All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and Digital Photography Workbook For Dummies.

Bill Sanders is a prolific author on Flash and Web technologies and operates his own multimedia consulting business at sandlight.com.

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Table of Contents


Book I: Introducing Flash.

Chapter 1: Exploring Flash.

Chapter 2: Introducing Graphics, Symbols, and Animations.

Chapter 3: The Engine Beneath Flash: ActionScript 3.

Chapter 4: Creating Your First Flash Project.

Chapter 5: Pushing the Panic Button — Help!

Book II: Creating Graphics.

Chapter 1: Creating Flashy Graphics.

Chapter 2: A Splash of Color, S’il Vous Plaît.

Chapter 3: Getting the Word Out with Text.

Chapter 4: Creating Graphic Symbols for Fun and Profi t.

Chapter 5: Organizing Your Work.

Chapter 6: Working with Images (Or, Bumpin’ with Bitmaps).

Book III: Animating Graphics.

Chapter 1: Working with the Flash Timeline.

Chapter 2: Creating a Flash Animation.

Chapter 3: Animating Text.

Chapter 4: Advanced Animation Techniques.

Book IV: Adding ActionScript 3.0 Magic.

Chapter 1: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad ActionScript 3.0?

Chapter 2: Working Off the Timeline with Symbol and Component Classes.

Chapter 3: Formal Features and Structures.

Chapter 4: Making Decisions . . . and Repeating Yourself.

Chapter 5: Harnessing the Power of ActionScript 3.0.

Book V: Working with Flash Audio.

Chapter 1: Understanding Web Audio.

Chapter 2: Adding Sound to a Flash Production.

Chapter 3: Editing Sound Files.

Book VI: Working with Flash Video.

Chapter 1: Playing Video with Flash: The Producer’s Chair.

Chapter 2: From Camera to Desktop: Getting Video Ready for Prime Time.

Chapter 3: Getting Video Files Ready for Flash.

Chapter 4: Getting Fancy with Video.

Chapter 5: Live! From Your Desktop!

Chapter 6: Shooting a Video That Looks Good on the Web.

Book VII: Getting Interactive.

Chapter 1: Adding Buttons to a Flash Project.

Chapter 2: Using Flash Components.

Chapter 3: The Art and Science of Creating a Flash Application.

Chapter 4: Up in the AIR.

Book VIII: Finalizing a Flash Project.

Chapter 1: Testing and Debugging a Flash Project.

Chapter 2: Fine-Tuning and Optimizing Your Flash Project.

Chapter 3: Dealing with Bandwidth.

Chapter 4: Publishing Your Flash Project.


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Flash CS4 All-in-One for Dummies 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite simply, this book just isn't accurate in its instruction. There are so many lessons in here where the author tells you to just click and something will be added automatically, it's not true! I've read certain sections over and over again doing exactly what they say and it doesn't work that way. I've had to try and retry all the isntructions on using the timeline over and over again, and it just doesn't work the way the author says it does. It's very frustrating. Don't be a dummie; SAVE YOUR MONEY.