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Flash CS4 Professional Getting Started explores the many creative projects made possible by this powerful and flexible tool. Todd Perkins demonstrates the updated interface and explains Flash fundamentals, including drawing tools, objects, and symbols. He shows how to work with vectors, bitmaps, audio, and video. Both new and established animation features are explored, including bones, shape and motion tweens, and the Flash Timeline. Todd also introduces ActionScript 3.0 and some of the ways it can be used to add interactivity to a project. Example files accompany the course.
Hi! I'm Todd Perkins, just your average Adobe certified instructor who spends a lot of my time teaching people how to use Adobe's web development software. (Music playing.) I'm here to teach, you're here to learn. It's all good. Let me officially welcome you to Getting Started with Flash CS4. Not only have I spent a lot of hours making sure I show you how to get started with Flash, but I also have two other titles, one that will give you the essential training to get familiar with the main features of the program and another that will bring you right to the cutting edge of Flash technology with all the new features in the CS4 version.
If you want the get your feet wet and just get to know the basics of Flash, you're in the right place. Over the next hour or so, by watching these 18 short movies, you'll get a solid overview of Flash CS4. You'll learn how this powerful tool creates animation, webpage components and integrates video. And if you don't get it all in the first go around, fear not. With lynda.com courses, you can stop, start and review the movies, as well as having access to the title 24/7. So yes, I'll always be here for you.
And because you're a free spirit I want to remind you that you can watch this whole course in order or jump to the topics that you want to see first. So now let's dive into Getting Started with Flash CS4.
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