Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand
<>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.
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
Adobe Certified Expert
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Extremely easy step-by-step,
This review is from: Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand (Paperback)I definitely recommend the Adobe Flash CS3 Professional on Demand if you're just starting to learn Flash. This book is extremely easy to follow. It's in full color (which helps me learn a lot faster than those boring black and white printed books), each step doesn't take no more than a page to explain, plus they put in Did You Know? and FYI notes for more tips. I usually stick with the Visual QuickStart Guide books b/c they're easy to follow. But this book has taught me to look at others. Shame on me. I'm learning Flash faster than I ever thought.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I Demand More,
This review is from: Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand (Paperback)This book is nice as a quick, personal, desktop reference. I love that every page is in color, that truly makes a difference when you are trying to connect the book instructions with what is happening on your screen. But I was searching for a book to serve as a required text in an educational multimedia course (and as a valuable reference after the course), and this title has no accompanying disk with real life examples that my students could use to follow and create Flash components; the entire book uses "for instance" and hypothetical examples.
I kept searching and found that the Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Hands-On Training book suits my need for my students. The book is largely in color, provides step-by-step instsructions, and comes with a full CD of libraries and materials so students can finish each lesson with an... Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
One of the Worst Examples of Rushed Books,
This review is from: Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand (Paperback)As a certified Adobe expert in Flash, my personal opinion is that this book is one of the worst EVER written on the topic. Almost EVERY single page has errors as it pertains to the software. All the Actionscript is in 2.0 while ActionScript 3.0 is by far the biggest enhancement to the Flash CS3 product line is excluded. As someone who reads almost every book on the subject, you can never believe how BAD this book is. Steer clear!
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Table of Contents
1 Getting Started with Flash CS3 1
2 Working Within the Flash Environment 29
3 Creating Graphics 73
4 Working with Groups, Symbols, and Instances 123
5 Working with Text 153
6 Importing Graphics 177
7 Creating Frame_By_Frame Animation 201
8 Animating with Motion Tweening 221
9 Animating with Shape Tweening 245
10 Creating Masks 261
11 Working with Sounds 275
12 Working with Video 293
13 Applying Timeline Effects 317
14 Using ActionScript Behaviors 333
15 Using Basic ActionScripts 345
16 Debugging a Movie 369
17 Adding Display Components 383
18 Adding Advanced Display Components 407
19 Adding and Modifying Data Components 425
20 Automating Your Work 445
21 Publishing a Movie 459
22 Using Advanced Flash Features 483
23 Working Together with Adobe Programs 505
Workshops: Putting It All Together 523
New Features 541
Adobe Certified Expert 545
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