Flash CS4 For Dummies

Flash CS4 For Dummies

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Explore the ways you can create impressive animations with Adobe Flash CS4

Unleash your creativity and contribute to the flashiest showcase of dynamic content: the Web! Become acquainted with Flash CS4; learn when to use this popular Web development tool; and discover what you can create, from animation to games to presentations. Find the basics on getting started with Flash and a reference to all of Flash's tools inside.

  • Getting acquainted with Flash CS4 — discover possibilities and become familiar with new CS4 tools
  • Creating graphics, text, and layers — learn to draw, edit images, create effects, and use layers

  • Animating — prepare, edit, and execute animations

  • Adding sound and video — acquire and edit audio and incorporate video

  • Publishing your Flash files — optimize for download and publish to the Web

Open the book and find:

  • An introduction to Flash's newest features
  • When to use Flash and what you can create

  • How to conceive and execute your first animation

  • The basics of colors, frame rates, and graphics

  • How to develop interactive content

  • Tips for acquiring and embedding sound and video

  • Directions for publishing files to the Web

  • Instructions for simplifying your work with symbols, tweening, and inverse kinematics

About the Author

Ellen Finkelstein has written more than 20 highly regarded tech books, primarily about AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Flash. Gurdy Leete has more than 20 years of experience with computer animation, including nearly a decade and a half teaching at Maharishi University of Management.