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Flash Professional CS5 & Flash Catalyst CS5 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-61355-9
464 pages
June 2010
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A full-color guide for getting rewarding results with Flash CS5!

Flash is used in the creation of web animation, games, media rich websites, presentations, and more. Adobe's Flash CS5 product has been divided into three separate products custom-tailored 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 and all it can do to add some flair to your site.

  • 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 using Flash for online publishing and mobile designs
  • Addresses how to turn existing images into interactive sites or interfaces with Catalyst
  • Offers helpful tips on troubleshooting and best practices for creating interactive websites

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!

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Introduction.

Part I: A Blast of Flash.

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Flash CS5.

Chapter 2: Your Basic Flash.

Part II: 1,000 Pictures and 1,000 Words.

Chapter 3: Getting Graphic.

Chapter 4: You Are the Object Editor.

Chapter 5: What's Your Type?

Chapter 6: Layering It On.

Part III: Getting Symbolic.

Chapter 7: Heavy Symbolism.

Chapter 8: Pushing Buttons.

Part IV: Total Flash-o-Rama.

Chapter 9: Getting Animated.

Chapter 10: Getting Interactive.

Chapter 11: Extravagant Audio, High-Velocity Video.

Part V: The Movie, the Web, and the iPhone.

Chapter 12: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 13: Publishing for the Flash Player.

Chapter 14: Publishing to the iPhone.

Part VI: Building Web Sites Fast with Flash Catalyst.

Chapter 15: Working with Flash Catalyst.

Chapter 16: Adding Components, Audio, Video, and More to Catalyst.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.

Chapter 18: Ten Best Flash Resources.

Chapter 19: Ten Flash Designers to Watch.

Index.

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Ellen Finkelstein is the respected author of more than 20 books covering topics such as AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Flash. Gurdy Leete has more than 20 years of experience as a computer animator and teaches computer animation. Mary Leete is a software expert who has written extensively on computer topics.

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Bonus Chapter
Bonus Chapter: We had so much good stuff to share with you that we just couldn't cram it all between the pages of our book. Here's one extra chapter, to help you with installing and setting preferences in Flash Professional CS5.
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