Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand by Andy Anderson

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<>Adobe ® Flash CS3 Professional



• 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

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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

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 

            New Features   

            Adobe Certified Expert  




About Andy Anderson

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Andy Anderson combiners a rare blend of technical and communications skills, seldom seen in a university professor. Formerly director a four-state college school system, he designed, wrote, and implemented curriculum dealing with compute science, graphics arts, and the Internet. He has authored over 17 major titles in creative design (including one science-fiction novel, and a cookbook), written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers, appeared on NBC news as a computer consultant, and produced over 50 training CD's and DVD?s. Andy uses his unique talents to work with and train designers from Fortune 500 companies to Hollywood studios. He is the owner of One-of-a-Kind Productions, Inc, a company specializing in speeches, advertising, animation, and multi-media marketing and advertising. He holds several degrees including: science, education, and history. While considered one of the top designer/trainers in the United States, his creative drive does not stop there? his talents range into the culinary arts, where he honed his skills in Europe. His latest cookbook: Cooking with a Plan, Volume I: Back to the Kitchen, will be on bookshelves in the Summer of 2008. When he's not touring the planet sharing his knowledge with other like-minded creative people, he enjoys staying at home in Wichita, Kansas, with his wonderful wife, Bonnie, and their two dogs: Herb Tarlic Jr. and Lovejoy. In the Spring and Summer months you can find him working on his next book or project, out by Koi pond, and staring at the fish, or teaching a creative cooking class. One of his favorite mottos is: Anything worth doing, is worth overdoing.
Published May 6, 2007 by Que Publishing. 592 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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