Illustrating with Macromedia Flash Professional 8

Illustrating with Macromedia Flash Professional 8

by Robert Firebaugh


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Illustrating with Macromedia Flash Professional 8 by Robert Firebaugh

Flash has evolved into the perfect tool to create innovative vector graphics and animation for the Web, due mainly to its simple-to-use features, high-quality output, and relatively low cost. Illustrating With Macromedia Flash MX 2005, Second Edition is completely updated and provides users with the entire process for creating vector illustrations in Flash using step-by-step tutorials. Beginning with a tour of the basics, including learning to use Flash�s drawing tools to create impressive effects and professional interfaces, the book then progresses to using Flash to draw in a variety of different styles-cartoon, anime, and photo-realistic. The book concludes by teaching users how to create a photorealistic optimized vector graphic in Flash that takes up a very small amount of file space. This is the one guide users need to master Flash illustration techniques.

* Reveals unpublished concepts and techniques showcasing the true potential of vector illustration in Flash
* Explains how anyone can create professional looking vector graphics, regardless of artistic talent
* Shows how to draw cartoon, anime, and photorealistic vector illustrations
* Includes a companion CD-ROM with developer resources and extra bonus tutorials not covered in the book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584504771
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/12/2006
Series: Charles River Media Internet Series
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Robert Firebaugh (Foster City, CA) is the founder of, a vector art community site that educates developers about the illustration possibilities in Flash. He has over 10 years of illustration and game design experience, and he is the creative director and co-founder of Electrotank, Inc. The games he has designed have won numerous international awards and have been acknowledged by many publications. He is an active member in the graphics community, publishing many other Flash works in magazines (Computer Arts, Computer Arts Projects, Web Designer, Practical Web Projects, and more). He contributed a chapter on gaming graphics in Macromedia Flash MX Game Design Demystified and is the author of the first edition of this book, as well as the forthcoming, Macromedia Flash? Professional 8 Game Graphics.

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