Flash Professional CS5 New Features

with Todd Perkins
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Flash Professional CS5 New Features
Video duration: 0s 1h 19m Intermediate


In Flash CS5 New Features, author Todd Perkins demonstrates key changes in the CS5 release of Adobe's interactive design and animation software. This course covers enhanced ActionScript features, including code snippets and error handling improvements, new publishing options for Adobe AIR, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash Builder integration, and the new Text Layout Framework for detailed text editing. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Comparing Flash CS4 and Flash CS5
  • Inserting modifiable cue points for video in Flash
  • Editing text in the Text Layout Framework
  • Embedding fonts
  • Creating and editing ActionScript code snippets
  • Performing roundtrip editing between Photoshop and Flash
  • Exporting FXG files for use in Flash Catalyst
  • Integrating with Flash Builder
Flash Professional


Hi! My name is Todd Perkins. Welcome to Flash CS5 New Features. If you're already familiar with Flash, you'll be really excited to see what's new in the CS5 release. In this title, you'll see all the key new features Flash has to offer. I'll show you the new XML-based file format for Flash, XFL, and how to edit the XML data of these files outside of Flash. Also, I'll show you tips for using the Text Layout Framework, so you'll have maximum control over the presentation of text in your applications.

We'll cover the new video features, including Live Preview, and adding ActionScript cuepoints without using ActionScript. We'll work with the new Code Snippets panel and see how to add ActionScript 3 interactivity to your apps without having to write a single line of code. Finally, and perhaps most excitingly, I'm going to unveil how to publish an iPhone application from Flash, on both Mac and PC. So let's get started with Flash CS5 Professional New Features.

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