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Adobe Flash CS5 Revealed, 1st Edition

  • Jim Shuman, MBA
  • ISBN-10: 111113040X
  • ISBN-13: 9781111130404
  • 608 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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.

Features

  • Full coverage of Adobe Flash CS5's new features, and enhancements to current features, as well as a new section on learning the basics of ActionScript 3.0.

  • All new features are highlighted throughout the text with a new features icon.

  • Step-by-step instructions clearly show how to create, modify, and enhance Flash files.

  • Extensive end-of-chapter projects reinforce critical skills by applying them to real-world applications.

About the Author

Jim Shuman, MBA

Jim Shuman is Faculty Emeritus at Bellevue College in Washington, where he taught Flash and Web Development courses, and directed a team of multimedia developers and Web specialists supporting the faculty's use of technology. His industry experience includes website and application development using Flash, as well as managing a team to develop interactive courseware. He has written several textbooks on technology, including ADOBE FLASH CS6 REVEALED. In addition to an MBA, Mr. Shuman holds certification in Adobe Flash.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with Adobe Flash CS5.
2. Drawing Objects in Adobe Flash.
3. Working with Symbols and Interactivity.
4. Creating Animations.
5. Creating Special Effects
6. Preparing and Publishing Movies.
7. Importing and Modifying Graphics.
8. Building Complex Animations using.
9. Using ActionScript.
10. Using ActionScript to Enhance User Experience.
11. Adding Sound and Video.
12. Working with Components.

New to this edition

  • Two chapters devoted to extensive ActionScript 3 coverage teach how to use ActionScript 3 to enhance the user experience.
  • Coverage of Code Snippets, which are blocks of code that save the effort of typing ActionScript.
  • Coverage of Text Layout Framework, which provides text flowing, character coloring and column creation.
  • Coverage of the improved video capabilities of Flash CS5.
  • Coverage of features that have been enhanced in CS5, including Inverse Kinematics for character animation, and the Deco tool.
  • New coverage of features including Motion Editor.
  • New coverage on designing for mobile devices.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111130558 | ISBN-13: 9781111130558)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources. Instructor resources will also be available on the web, via http://login.cengage.com/sso/.

Media Arts & Design CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111643733 | ISBN-13: 9781111643737)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. This CourseMate will provide you with all the new features and tools, as well as state-of-the-art instructional videos provided by Total Training that are assignable and tightly integrated to each chapter. Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs.

Student Supplements

eBook: Adobe Flash CS5 Revealed + Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133623425 | ISBN-13: 9781133623427)
Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111642184 | ISBN-13: 9781111642181)

Designed to help you succeed in your web design course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

Media Arts & Design CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111643733 | ISBN-13: 9781111643737)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate. This CourseMate will provide you with all the new features and tools, as well as state-of-the-art instructional videos provided by Total Training that are assignable and tightly integrated to each chapter. Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs.