Focal Easy Guide to Macromedia Flash 8: For new users and professionals

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Art - 264 pages
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If you need to get to grips fast with creating interactive graphics and animation in Flash - then look no further! Whether you are a new user or a professional, this highly visual book is all you need to get up and running with the latest powerful upgrade - Macromedia Flash 8.

Birgitta Hosea breaks down the software into its main components and offers simple, visual step-by-step instructions to explain the fundamental practical techniques you need to create finished projects. The accessible style and structure lets you dip in and out when working on a project, or work straight through to explore more of the program's capabilities and develop your skills.

Written by a designer for designers The Focal Easy Guide to Macromedia Flash 8 offers a thorough coverage of the basic features of Flash, without going into in-depth coding with ActionScript.

Birgitta Hosea is a motion graphics artist and Course Director of the London Animation Studio at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her experience ranges from designing moving branding to art directing pop promos and short films.

A Volume in The Focal Easy Guide Series.

The Focal Easy Guide series:
. Starting working with new software immediately regardless of your level
. Achieve professional results, learn practical skills from industry experts
. Focused, user-friendly coverage of the key tools you need to know
 

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Contents

2 Interface
5
3 Vector Drawing
17
4 Selcting and Modifying
39
5 Importing Images
54
6 Layers Symbols and Keyframes
69
7 Menu Navigation
94
8 Animation
117
9 More Animation Techniques
135
11 Sound
166
12 Video
181
13 Designing for Crossmedia
196
14 Putting Flash on the web
211
15 CrossMedia Publishing
230
Resources
241
Index
245
Copyright

10 Further Animation Techniques
153

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