Adobe Flash CS3 Professional on Demand

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Que Pub., 2007 - Computers - 572 pages
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Adobe®Flash CS3 Professional

FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE SHOWN HOW THAN TOLD HOW

SEE HOW TO

• 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 www.perspection.com.

Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Flash 8, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, and Apple Mac OS X Panther. Perspection was founded in 1991, and is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies.

 

      

      Introduction      

1          Getting Started with Flash CS3         

2          Working Within the Flash Environment       

3          Creating Graphics     

4          Working with Groups, Symbols, and Instances        

5          Working with Text    

6          Importing Graphics   

7          Creating Frame_By_Frame Animation         

8          Animating with Motion Tweening     

9          Animating with Shape Tweening       

10        Creating Masks         

11        Working with Sounds

12        Working with Video   

13        Applying Timeline Effects    

14        Using ActionScript Behaviors           

15        Using Basic ActionScripts     

16        Debugging a Movie   

17        Adding Display Components 

18        Adding Advanced Display Components       

19        Adding and Modifying Data Components     

20        Automating Your Work         

21        Publishing a Movie    

22        Using Advanced Flash Features      

23        Working Together with Adobe Programs   

            Workshops: Putting It All Together 

            New Features   

            Adobe Certified Expert  

          Index

 

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Contents

Working with Document Windows
18
Working Within the Flash Environment
29
Creating Graphics
73
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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.

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