Flash is a powerful multimedia creation tool that can be used to build simple animations, full-featured applications, and everything in between. In Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training, Todd Perkins offers new Flash users a thorough explanation of the interface, tools, and techniques at the heart of any project. He shows how to use the latest iteration of the Flash drawing tools and timeline, work with text and symbols, and create tweens and other simple animations. Todd also explores multimedia elements like bitmap graphics, sound, and video. He shows how to use ActionScript 3.0 to add interactivity to Flash projects, discusses integration with other Adobe applications, and more. Exercise files accompany the course.
Understanding vector graphics and other key concepts
Optimizing the Flash workspace
Creating and transforming shapes and gradients
Animating a bone system
Working with 3D elements
Applying filters and blend modes
Publishing Flash projects for web (HTML) or desktop (AIR)