Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Classroom in a Book


Author: Adobe Creative Team
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321713339
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash Professional CS5 choose Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 10 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Flash CS5. Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS5. In addition to learning the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames, readers learn how to work with graphics, create and edit symbols, modify text, add interactivity with ActionScript 3.0, and incorporate animation and sound into their projects. They also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for publishing. This completely revised CS5 edition covers the new text engine, Deco drawing tools, Spring feature for inverse kinematics, video enhancements, and more. The companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book, as well as 2 hours of video tutorials from 'Learn Adobe Flash Professional CS5 by Video' from video2brain and Adobe Press. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Note from the publisher: FREE Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.

Fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0

Develop and Design
Author: Doug Winnie
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0132789043
Category: Computers
Page: 560
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Adobe Flash Professional is the most popular software available for creating animations for the Web. Most people start using Flash to create vector-based animations that output small file sizes perfect for the Web. Later they want to branch out into creating rich interactive experiences for websites and mobile devices, and for that they need to learn ActionScript. Doug Winnie draws on the experience he’s gained from his years as an educator to teach not only what ActionScript can do, but also to show how the code works. This gives the reader a deeper understanding of how ActionScript functions, and gives them the power to come up with original solutions when creating their own projects. Doug’s book dives right into the concepts of manipulating Flash objects and the fundamentals of functions and mathematical operators. After presenting events and using scripts to control the Flash timeline, classes and conditionals are covered in depth. The final part of the book covers creating desktop applications with Adobe AIR, developing mobile applications, and working with external code libraries. Real-world projects are sprinkled generously throughout the book and Appendices include information on debugging, deciphering documentation, and using Adobe Flash Builder as an ActionScript development environment.

How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4

The art of design and animation
Author: Chris Georgenes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136137904
Category: Art
Page: 368
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Need to solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget? Want to hone your Flash skills so you can concentrate on your animation? Then How to Cheat in Flash is for you! Chris Georgenes shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline. With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is THE go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. This accessible, practical book and CD package is such a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it.

Flash CS6: The Missing Manual


Author: Chris Grover
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449330487
Category: Computers
Page: 848
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You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iPhone, iPad, and Android apps with Flash CS6, but learning this complex program can be difficult—unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS6: The Missing Manual, you’ll move from the basics to power-user tools with ease. The important stuff you need to know: Learn animation basics. Turn simple ideas into stunning animations—in the very first chapter. Master Flash’s tools. Learn the animation and effects tools with clear explanations and hands-on examples. Use 3D effects. Rotate objects and make them move in three dimensions. Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions. Build apps that work anywhere. Create apps just for iOS or Android devices—or one app that works on mobile devices and desktops. Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash. Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.

Learning ActionScript 3.0


Author: Rich Shupe,Zevan Rosser
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449397875
Category: Computers
Page: 454
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Everything web designers, GUI-based Flash developers, and those new to ActionScript need to know to understand how ActionScript works and how to use it in their everyday projects.

Flash CS5.5

The Missing Manual
Author: Chris Grover
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449398251
Category: Computers
Page: 841
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A guide to Flash CS5 covers the basics of animation, ways to create movement between images, adding audio and video, creating reusable elements, and testing and publishing Web sites.

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Essentials


Author: William Heldman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238443
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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The perfect primer for learning Adobe Flash, whether you're new to Flash or updating your skills You'll get quickly up to speed on the essentials of Adobe Flash with this clear, task-based book. From the fundamentals of rich media design to specific techniques, it's a thorough introduction. Using step-by-step instruction, this book clearly shows you how to draw shapes, use the Timeline, add video or audio, create complex animations, and much more. Moreover, if you're preparing for the Flash Professional Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam, this thorough guide is the perfect preparation. Covers Flash essentials for beginners and assists candidates preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Rich Media Communication Using Flash Professional certification Introduces you to the principles and practices of rich media design as well as Flash basics and essential tools Delves into topics and techniques, including creating designs using Flash shape tools, the essentials of layers and the Timeline, using text and symbols, and creating simple animations

Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS3 Professional in 24 Hours


Author: Phillip Kerman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132715422
Category: Computers
Page: 576
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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS3 Professional in 24 Hours Phillip Kerman 24 Proven One-hour Lessons In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to create dynamic animations using Adobe® Flash® CS3 Professional. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Flash from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Flash tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something. Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems, and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… o Create, optimize, and export dynamic animated movies for the Web, disk, or CD o Integrate Flash animations with static HTML pages o Use Flash’s vector graphics tools, including filters and blends, to create drawings and animations o Use digital video in Flash movies o Animate using time-tested techniques and Flash’s special “tweening” features o Create powerful, interactive movies using the basics of ActionScript o Design Button, Graphic, and Movie Clip symbols and use them over and over without increasing file size o Import existing graphics from Illustrator® and Photoshop® Phillip Kerman is an internationally recognized expert on the use of the Web and multimedia for training and entertainment. He frequently presents at Flash user conferences and has taught Flash and other authoring tools in workshops around the world. Register your book at www.samspublishing.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.

Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers


Author: Tom Green,David Stiller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1430210931
Category: Computers
Page: 650
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If you're a Flash designer looking for a solid overview of Flash CS4, this book is for you. Through the use of solid and practical exercises, you will soon master the fundamentals of this fourth edition of the Adobe Flash authoring tool. Using a series of carefully developed tutorials, you will be led from basic Flash CS4 techniques to the point where you can create animations, MP3 players, and customized Flash video players in no time. Each chapter focuses on a major aspect of Flash, and then lets you take the reins in a "Your Turn" exercise to create something amazing with what you've learned. This book focuses on the core skill set you need to feel at home with Flash CS4, and also introduces you to some of the biggest names in today's Flash community through interviews and actual "How To" examples, so you can learn from the masters. You will start by studying the Flash CS4 interface, and while you're at it, you'll be guided toward mastery of the fundamentals, such as movie clips, text, and graphics, which will lead you into some of the more fascinating aspects of Flash, including audio, video, animation, and 3D transformations. By the time you finish, you will have created an MP3 player and a Flash video player, been introduced to the basics of ActionScript 3.0, learned how to combine Flash with XML, styled Flash text with CSS, created animated scenes, and worked your way through a host of additional projects. All of these exercises are designed to give you the knowledge necessary to master Flash CS4 from the ground up. If you're already a seasoned Flash designer, this book will get you up to speed with the fourth version in relatively short order. This book covers all of the new Flash CS4 features, such as the new animation and 3D tools, the new Adobe Media Encoder, and a pair of the coolest new additions to the tools panel: a spray brush tool and a deco tool. You can discover more about this book, download source code, and more at the book's companion website: www.foundationflashcs4.com.

ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Classroom in a Book


Author: Adobe Creative Team
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321718075
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with ActionScript 3.0 for Flash Professional CS5. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge acquired in each lesson, readers will learn the fundamentals of adding interactivity to Flash files using ActionScript, starting with using prewritten Code Snippets, but progressing to customizing and writing their own ActionScript code. The tutorials start with simple navigation and timeline control and progress through controlling animation with ActionScript; using Event Listeners and writing event-handling functions; and controlling loading of and interaction with data, text, video, sound, and images. Readers will also learn to use third-party libraries and create Adobe Air applications. This Classroom in a Book also covers the improved text-handling tools that are new to Flash Professional CS5. The companion CD provides users with all the sample files they need to complete all the projects. Note from the publisher: FREE Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.

Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques


Author: Chris Georgenes,Justin Putney
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321624628
Category: Computers
Page: 304
View: 2013

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The definitive guide to creating animation for the web and mobile devices with top animation designer Chris Georgenes and designer/developer Justin Putney. They reveal how to create and successfully animate characters in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 and how to push the limits of timeline animation with stunning visual effects using ActionScript® 3.0. This Studio Techniques book is designed for intermediate or advanced users who understand the basics of Flash and want to create a more immersive interactive experience. The book includes coverage of storyboarding, 2D character design and rigging, character animation, visual FX with code, workflow automation, and publishing your animation on the web and to mobile devices. Author Bios: Chris Georgenes is a highly respected authority on Flash and animation. He has used Flash professionally for more than a decade and is the proprietor of Mudbubble.com, a web animation studio. He has worked as an Art Director for Playdom and Acclaim Games as well as for clients ranging from the Cartoon Network and Dreamworks, to Comedy Central and Shockwave.com. Chris is a popular speaker at such conferences as Flash in the Can, Flash on Tap, FlashForward, and Adobe MAX. Justin Putney is a freelance designer, developer, and consultant, and he produces animations for his studio, Ajar Productions. Justin has created dozens of free Flash extensions and scripts for other Adobe applications that are used by animators and designers around the globe. See his animation work, tutorials, and extensions at blog.ajarproductions.com, and his portfolio at putney.ajarproductions.com. Note from the publisher: FREE Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.

Adobe Flash CS4 Revealed


Author: James Shuman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285530276
Category: Computers
Page: 536
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With the much-anticipated arrival of Adobe Flash CS4 comes the opportunity to create even more exciting and effective interactive experiences and animations on the Web. And this innovative book will guide you through every step along the way. Adobe Flash CS4 Revealed provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the new Flash CS4 Professional. The book begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts, which provide a context for learning and set the stage for specific Flash skill development. A series of step-by-step tutorials follows, covering the range of basic to intermediate skills, including creating animations, using special effects, drawing objects, incorporating sound and video, and using ActionScript. These topics, along with coverage of the updated features of Flash CS4 Professional— such as enhancements to the workspace, importing Photoshop and Illustrator files, the Flash planning and workflow processes, and the Help feature—make this book an indispensable resource in the library of anyone who wants to take full advantage of Flash CS4. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Flash Cinematic Techniques

Enhancing Animated Shorts and Interactive Storytelling
Author: Chris Jackson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136030492
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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Apply universally accepted cinematic techniques to your Flash projects to improve the storytelling quotient in your entertainment, advertising (branding), and educational media. A defined focus on the concepts and techniques for production from story reels to the final project delivers valuable insights, time-saving practical tips, and hands-on techniques for great visual stories. Extensive illustration, step-by-step instruction, and practical exercises provide a hands-on perspective. Explore the concepts and principles of visual components used in stories so you are fluent in the use of space, line, color, and movement in communicating emotion and meaning. Apply traditional cinematography techniques into the Flash workspace with virtual camera movements, simulated 3d spaces, lighting techniques, and character animation. Add interactivity using ActionScript to enhance audience participation.

Adobe Flash CS5 Revealed


Author: James Shuman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111113040X
Category: Computers
Page: 608
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ADOBE FLASH CS5 REVEALED provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to Adobe Flash CS5 Professional and the art of creating exceptional interactive experiences, animations and applications that run on the Web, on the desktop and on mobile devices. The book begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts, which sets the stage for specific Flash skill development. A series of step-by-step tutorials follows that fully explains how to create animations, use special effects, draw objects, incorporate sound and video, develop for mobile devices and program in ActionScript 3.0. ADOBE FLASH CS5 REVEALED examines the new and enhanced features of CS5 including Code Snippets - blocks of code that save the effort of typing ActionsScript; Text Layout Framework provides text flowing, character coloring and column creation; improved video capabilities; and inverse kinematics, a feature that allows you to manipulate Flash objects using the Bone tool in order to create sophisticated animations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

InDesign Type

Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign
Author: Nigel French
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 0133747336
Category: Computers
Page: 312
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Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively. This fully updated third edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. Packed with visual examples, InDesign expert and acclaimed design instructor Nigel French shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.

Flash 8 ActionScript Bible


Author: Joey Lott,Robert Reinhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471792713
Category: Computers
Page: 836
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To create Flash applications that sizzle, you have to learn the code. In this comprehensive guide to the latest version of ActionScript, the object-oriented scripting language for Macromedia Flash, you'll get the detailed instruction and step-by-step tutorials you need to write robust code and create sophisticated interactive animations. Work with objects and components, interoperate with JavaScript, create games, and more - it's all here in this informative book for developers, programmers, and designers. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Flash 8 ActionScript Master the basics of ActionScript expressions, functions, and variables Work with numbers, arrays, and strings Transform your movie clips with colors and filters Program sound and manage video Manage data with Web Services and Flash Remoting Call ActionScript functions from JavaScript Learn scripting for the Flash stand-alone player Bonus Companion Web site! Find code downloads and example files at: www.wiley.com/go/actionscriptbible

Flash Professional CS5 and Flash Catalyst CS5 For Dummies


Author: Ellen Finkelstein,Gurdy Leete,Mary Leete
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470613559
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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A full-color guide for getting rewarding results with the latest version of Flash Flash is used in the creation of Web animation, games, media rich Web sites, presentations, and more. Adobe has divided the new version of Flash into three separate products for different audiences, and this book covers the Professional product; the traditional animation/media serving tool; and Catalyst, the Web/interface design tool. This book provides a fun and friendly full-color guide to Flash. Walks you through both Professional and Catalyst as well as the traditional Flash animation tool Offers guidance for getting acquainted with the interface; creating images, objects, text, and layers for animation; and working with symbols and buttons Introduces publishing online or on mobile phones Addresses how to turn existing images into interactive sites or interfaces with Catalyst Offers helpful tips on troubleshooting Using the knowledge you gain from Flash CS5 Professional & Flash CS5 Catalyst For Dummies, you’ll quickly prove that you are not a flash in the pan!

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Digital Classroom


Author: Fred Gerantabee,AGI Creative Team
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238273
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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Full-color book and video package teaches you Flash in a flash! If you want to design and maintain dynamic websites with Adobe Flash, this full-color book-and-video training package from expert instructors is the perfect place to start. Fifteen self-paced, step-by-step lessons are accompanied by video tutorials, and this powerful combination helps you master the basics, acquire essential skills, and learn what's new. Making all aspects of Flash less intimidating, this superb training tool covers topics such as using layers to build animation sequences, creating interactive web components with ActionScript, and much more. Uses full-color, step-by-step lessons in the book accompanied by videos on the DVD for a one-two punch of effective training Features five-minute videos that demonstrate and further explain the concepts in the lessons Covers Flash basics, new features in the latest release, and topics for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users Flash Professional CS6 Digital Classroom is what you need to learn how to use Adobe Flash, whether you're a designer, programmer, or hobbyist. Note: The DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.

Developing Android Applications with Adobe AIR


Author: Véronique Brossier
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449394825
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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Put your ActionScript 3 skills to work building mobile apps. This book shows you how to develop native applications for Android-based smartphones and tablets from the ground up, using Adobe AIR. You learn the entire development process hands-on, from coding specific functions to options for getting your app published. Start by building a sample app with step-by-step instructions, using either Flash Professional or Flash Builder. Then learn how to use ActionScript libraries for typical device features, such as the camera and the accelerometer. This book includes ready-to-run example code and a case study that demonstrates how to bring all of the elements together into a full-scale working app. Create functionality and content that works on multiple Android devices Choose from several data storage options Create view and navigation components, including a back button Get tips for designing user experience with touch and gestures Build a location-aware app, or one that makes use of motion Explore ways to use audio, video, and photos in your application Learn best practices for asset management and development

Adobe Acrobat 5.0

Classroom in a Book
Author: N.A
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 9780201729375
Category: Computers
Page: 397
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A guide to the universal document exchange application offers lessons in creating and editing PDF files, making PDF files available as Web pages, and distributing, viewing, and printing documents on varied operating systems.