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Flash CS4 Professional Essential Training
Author: Todd Perkins

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.

   
Adobe Flash CS4 Step by Step Training
Author: Noble Desktop

he best way to learn a new software is to jump right in and create projects using step by step exercises. Noble Desktop has perfected the art of step by step exercises after training thousands of students since 1991. This workbook is the one we give to students of our classes, and is used by teachers and colleges worldwide. Noble Desktop is an Adobe Certified Training Facility.

   
Adobe Flash CS4: The Professional Portfolio
Author: Against The Clock Inc

Rising above its humble beginnings, Adobe Flash is now acknowledged as the premier application for building digital animation. Part of the Against The Clock Professional Portfolio Series, this book on Adobe Flash CS4 prepares readers for a career in the animation and motion art professions. From basic drawing to simple frame animations to complex video-enhanced materials, this book helps readers build requisite skills while allowing creative talent to emerge. Completing the eight step-by-step projects and eight Portfolio Builders in this book will ensure readers are ready to meet the demands of today's fast-paced workplaces. By combining assigned, hands-on exercises with self-paced, self-directed projects, readers learn the necessary skills for pursuing a career in graphic's design  while developing a robust portfolio that's certain to impress potential employers.

   
ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 Professional for Designers
Author: Todd Perkins

People often see cool web applications like YouTube and wonder how they were created. The answer in many cases is with ActionScript and Flash. ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 for Designers is an introductory course that teaches new designers the building blocks of web programming. Todd Perkins covers the development of web applications from the ground up, starting with basic programming, terminology, and coding syntax. He also covers how to use keyboard controls, mouse actions, and drag-and-drop actions to allow users to interact with the applications. Exercise files accompany the course.

   
Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques
Author: Robert Reinhardt

From pre-production to post, author Rob Reinhardt shares the techniques that make Adobe Flash a powerful tool for sharing video over the Web. With sections on capturing and encoding video, creating and using cue points, working with transparency, and deploying and delivering optimal quality, he covers the information that users need to get started, and then goes in-depth to bring his readers to expert status quickly.

   
How To Do Everything Adobe InDesign CS4
Author: Donna Baker

This full-color guide shows you how to use the undisputed leader in desktop publishing tools to create any type of publication. Adobe Community Expert Donna Baker explains text, image, and drawing features; color and color management; and specialized types of output such as book and Web pages. The final chapters of the book are devoted to methods for evaluating and testing a publication and then generating high-quality print or PDF files.

   
How to Cheat in Flash CS3: The art of design and animation in Adobe Flash CS3
Author: Chris Georgenes

This is a must-have Flash book. Whether you consider yourself more a Flash designer or developer, you'll want to run home and try out the concepts and techniques in this beautifully presented book.Tim Statler, Flash developer, Adobe Systems

   
dobe Flash CS3 Professional Bible
Author: Robert Reinhardt

Two of the savviest Flash experts in the industry show you how to add impact to your Web content. Robert Reinhardt and Snow Dowd know all the techniques and tricks, and they take you under the hood in this one-stop total reference guide to Flash CS3 Professional. Follow their tutorials, learn from cool examples, and discover insider secrets you won't find in any other book. Don't miss the special 16-page color insert loaded with spectacular examples. Also includes a CD-ROM.

   
The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development
Author: Marco Casario

This book not only covers the essentials of using Flash with AIR (and AIR with Flash), but also shows you how to extend application functionality in new ways. once you've got Flash on the desktop, you're no longer constrained by the limitations of running inside a web browser. You'll have access to the local desktop file system, and AIR adds SQLite functionality for native database support. And just as Flash animations have a consistent look and feel across browsers, AIR allows you to create applications that work consistently across operating systems—Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

   
Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours
Author: Phillip Kerman

Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the skills and technologies you need, from creating interactivity and animation to optimizing and publishing your Flash movies on the Web.

   
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional on Demand
Author: Steve Johnson

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

   
ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Hands-On Training
Author: Todd Perkins

When Flash Player 9 released in June 2006, it introduced the new scripting language, ActionScript 3, which has already taken hold in the Adobe Flex application development community. In its latest release, Flash CS3 incorporates this new and much improved upon language into its development environment, giving Flash authors more flexibility than ever before. Now, they just need to learn how to use it and get started quickly.

For the first time, the Flash experts at Lynda.com have poured their training expertise into this exciting book release. ActionScript 3 in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Hands-On Training teaches readers all they need to know to get up and running with ActionScript 3 in Flash.

It covers all the essentials and new features, including the brand new ActionScript debugger that allows users to step through a wide variety of properties in their code at runtime, with greater flexibility and feedback. Readers will also learn modern Web design and workflow techniques for developing their projects successfully with Flash using ActionScript 3. Accompanied by a CD-ROM loaded with classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime training videos, this book ensures readers will master the key features of ActionScript 3 in no time. Now that Flash is an integral part of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, Web Standard, and Design Premium packages, there is an even greater need for the clear, step-by-step approach this book offers.

   
Learn Adobe Flash CS4 Professional by Video: Core Training in Rich Media Communication
Author: Video2Brain

Learn by Video offers you a refreshingly new and fun way to learn Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and will help you get certified along the way!

This innovative new product from Adobe Press combines hours of interactive video and a printed reference to teach you the basics of Flash CS4. As the official training for the Adobe Certified Associate exam,  Learn by Video teaches you not only the fundamentals of Flash, but also how to use the program to create effective forms of rich media communication

   
Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques
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In Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques, Robert Reinhardt goes beyond the entry-level coverage found in other books to bring you a comprehensive look at what you really need to know to produce, host, and distribute Flash-compatible video on the Web, including FLV and AVC/H.264 content. Real world examples and hands-on projects with sample video files provide the expert training you need with tips and insights that everyone can benefit from.

You’ll learn:

Basic methods, from preproduction through delivery, includingcapturing, processing, and compressing your video.Production essentials for sharing your footage on the Web, including setting up your Web page and server for seamless video playback and how to create your own video player. Advanced techniques, including building an index and play list, adding captions and banner ads, and designing a comprehensive video experiencefor your audience.

The DVD-ROM includes complete sample Flash files as shown throughout the book. More than 2 GB of source files are provided, including High Definition (HD) clips, which you can use to perfect your video compression skills. The source files for each chapter are found in the corresponding Lessons folder on the disc.

   
Adobe Flash CS4 Revealed, Softcover
Author: James E. Shuman

With the much-anticipated arrival of Adobe Flash CS4 comes the opportunity to create even more exciting and effective interactive experiences and animations on the Web. And this innovative book will guide you through every step along the way. Adobe Flash CS4 Revealed provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the new Flash CS4 Professional. The book begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts, which provide a context for learning and set the stage for specific Flash skill development. A series of step-by-step tutorials follows, covering the range of basic to intermediate skills, including creating animations, using special effects, drawing objects, incorporating sound and video, and using ActionScript. These topics, along with coverage of the updated features of Flash CS4 Professional— such as enhancements to the workspace, importing Photoshop and Illustrator files, the Flash planning and workflow processes, and the Help feature—make this book an indispensable resource in the library of anyone who wants to take full advantage of Flash CS4.

   
Flash CS4 For Dummies
Author: Ellen Finkelstein

With Adobe Flash CS4 For Dummies as your guide, you can unleash your creativity and contribute to the “Flash”-iest showcase of dynamic content: the Web! You’ll beecome acquainted with Flash CS4 and learn when to use this popular Web development tool. Plus, you’ll discover what you can create, from animation to games to presentations.

   
Flash CS3: The Missing Manual
Author: E A Vander Veer

Flash CS3 is the premier tool for creating web animations and interactive web sites, can be intimidating to learn. This entertaining reference tutorial provides a reader-friendly animation primer and a guided tour of all the program's tools and capabilities. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced users will quickly take their skills to the next level.

   
Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS3 Professional in 24 Hours
Author: Phillip Kerman

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to create dynamic animations using Adobe® Flash® CS3 Professional. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Flash from the ground up.Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Flash tasks.Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something.Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems, and give you advice on how to avoid them.

 

   
Advanced ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns
Author: Joey Lott

Today's ActionScript-based applications require increasingly sophisticated architectures and code. This book aids intermediate and advanced ActionScript developers in  learning how to plan and build applications more effectively. You'll learn how to apply design patterns as solutions to common programming scenarios. Beyond a reference, Advanced ActionScript with Design Patterns is a practical guide complete with sample mini-applications illustrating each design pattern.

   
Flash + After Effects
Author: Chris Jackson

"the definitive guide for Flash designers and artists. Not only does he cover the nuts and bolts of combining these programs in practical and efficient ways, but the examples he uses are wonderfully designed. This is a book I will keep within easy reach in my studio."

   
Flash CS4 Professional Bible
Author: Robert Reinhardt

Detailed tutorials...comprehensive guide to Flash development using the Flash CS4 IDE....perfect for anyone wishing to get up to speed as it is almost guaranteed to have all the answers...

   
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
Author: Mark Schaeffer

Users new to the software as well as veteran users unfamiliar with added features need quick access to key features and fundamental techniques. Adobe Flash CS4 Professional: 100 Essential Techniques provides users with what they need to know to start working in Flash. Each technique is presented in a self-contained unit of one or two pages so users can dive in and start working right away, unencumbered by lengthy descriptions or technical detail. For example, if readers want to know how to use Flash's QuickTime export feature, they can turn directly to that page, quickly grasp the technique, as well as pick up a few tips along the way.

   
The ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide: For Developers and Designers Using Flash CS4 Professional
Author: David Stiller

Written by Flash insiders with extensive knowledge of the technology, this guide is designed specifically to help Flash designers and developers make the leap from ActionScript 2.0 to the new object-oriented ActionScript 3.0 quickly and painlessly. Formatted so you can find any topic easily, ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide explains:

Object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts, such as packages and classes
ActionScript 3.0 features and player enhancements that improve performance
Workflow differences between ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0 including tools, code editing, component sets, and image and font rendering
Where did it go? A guide to help you find familiar features in ActionScript 3.0, such as global functions, operators, properties, and statements
How do I? Step-by-step solutions for performing tasks with ActionScript 3.0, including input, sound, video, display, events, text, and more

   
After Effects for Flash / Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
Author: Richard Harrington

Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 brings together two powerful animation tools, each of which has its own specialized features and workflow. Learning to integrate Adobe After Effects and Adobe Flash Professional gives you more options for your animations and effects and the power to integrate video and motion graphics into a richer user experience. In this book, authors Richard Harrington and Marcus Geduld lead both types of users, those who are more familiar with either Flash or with After Effects, on using the programs together for maximum efficiency and creativity.

   
Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Hands-On Training
Author: Todd Perkins

Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Hands-On Training is the latest, updated version of the highly acclaimed publication from the leaders in training at lynda.com. In this book, readers will find carefully developed lessons and exercises that teach readers to create interactive Web sites and rich media, with the latest version of the Flash authoring tool. Given the extensive changes to the Flash interface and function, the step-by-step approach is much needed to help present things to a beginner in a very clear, easy-to-follow way.

In it, they ll learn how to use the full set of creative drawing, animation, and interactive tools including drawing and color tools, animation basics, symbols and instances, motion, bitmaps, buttons, movie clips, sound, components and forms, and video. Not only that but readers will learn how to use the new powerful integration features with Photoshop and Illustrator and discover new Shape Primitives (expanding your ability to use and manipulate shapes), a new Pen tool that functions like that found in Illustrator, a new ability to convert animations to ActionScript 3, a brand new unified interface matching that of others in the Creative Suite, and much more.

   
Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book
Author: Adobe Creative Team

This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS3. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge learned in each lesson, readers will learn the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames. From there, readers will learn how to work with vector and bitmap graphics; create and edit symbols; modify text and add interactivity with ActionScript 3.0; and incorporate animation, music, and sound to their projects. They'll also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for Web and broadcast. Of course, readers will also learn how to take advantage of the new features of Flash CS3--the streamlined user interface, native support for Photoshop and Illustrator files, revamped drawing tools, new video encoding features, code editing enhancements, and much more. The companion CD provides users with all the sample files they need to complete all of the projects.

   
ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook: Solutions for Flash Platform and Flex Application Developers
Author: Joey Lott

Well before Ajax and Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation hit the scene, Macromedia offered the first method for building web pages with the responsiveness and functionality of desktop programs with its Flash-based "Rich Internet Applications". Now, new owner Adobe is taking Flash and its powerful capabilities beyond the Web and making it a full-fledged development environment.

Rather than focus on theory, the ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook concentrates on the practical application of ActionScript, with more than 300 solutions you can use to solve a wide range of common coding dilemmas. You'll find recipes that show you how to:

etect the user's Flash Player version or their operating system
uild custom classes
Work with strings
Build user interface components
Work with audio and video
Make remote procedure calls using Flash Remoting and web services
Load, send, and search XML data
And much, much more ...

   
Learning Flash Cs4 Professional
Author: Rich Shupe

Learning Flash CS4 Professional offers beginners and intermediate Flash developers a unique introduction to the latest version of Adobe's powerful multimedia application. This easy-to-read book is loaded with full-color examples and hands-on tasks to help you master Flash CS4's new motion editor, integrated 3D system, and character control with the new inverse kinematics animation system. No previous Flash experience is necessary. This book will help you:

Understand Flash fundamentals with clear, concise information you can use right away Learn key concepts and techniques in every chapter, with annotated screenshots and illustrations Develop an ongoing project that utilizes material from every chapter Practice new skills and test your understanding with constructive exercises Learn how to package your work for distribution on the Web and through AIR desktop applications Download sample files and discuss additional Flash features on the companion blog

   
Flash CS4: The Missing Manual
Author: Chris Grover

Unlock the power of Flash and bring gorgeous animations to life onscreen. It's easy with Flash CS4: The Missing Manual. You'll start creating animations in the first chapter, and will learn to produce effective, well-planned visuals that get your message across. This entertaining new edition includes a complete primer on animation, a guided tour of the program's tools, lots of new illustrations, and more details on working with video. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced Flash designers will improve their skills.

   
Essential ActionScript 3.0
Author: Colin Moock

Adobe Developer Library is a co-publishing partnership between O'Reilly Media and Adobe Systems, Inc. and is designed to produce the number one information resources for developers who use Adobe technologies. Created in 2006, the Adobe Developer Library is the official source for comprehensive learning solutions to help developers create expressive and interactive web applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. With top-notch books and innovative online resources covering the latest in rich Internet application development, the Adobe Developer Library offers expert training and in-depth resources, straight from the source.

   
Learning ActionScript 3.0: A Beginner's Guide
Author: Rich Shupe

In this book, authors Rich Shupe and Zevan Rosser share the knowledge they've gained from their years as multimedia developers/designers and teachers. Learning ActionScript 3.0 gives you a solid foundation in the language of Flash and demonstrates how you can use it for practical, everyday projects. The authors do more than just give you a collection of sample scripts. Written for those of you new to ActionScript 3.0, the book describes how ActionScript and Flash work, giving you a clear look into essential topics such as logic, event handling, displaying content, migrating legacy projects to ActionScript 3.0, classes, and much more.

You will learn important techniques through hands-on exercises, and then build on those skills as chapters progress. ActionScript 3.0 represents a significant change for many Flash users, and a steeper learning curve for the uninitiated. This book will help guide you through a variety of scripting scenarios. Rather than relying heavily on prior knowledge of object-oriented programming (OOP), topics are explained in focused examples that originate in the timeline, with optional companion classes for those already comfortable with their use.

   
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book
Author: Adobe Creative Team

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash CS4 Professional.

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book contains 10 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Learn how to design Flash projects with sophisticated animation, import video and sound files, and integrate buttons with compelling interactivity using ActionScript 3.0. Powerful features such as the new Motion Editor, inverse kinematics, and support for 3D will make developing your Flash sites fast, easy, and fun.

   
How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4: The art of design and animation
Author: Chris Georgenes

As a veteran Flash animator, Chris offers the reader a wealth of traditional Flash animation techniques; however, what makes this book even more valuable is the knowledge he offers of ways to use the latest features in the current tool."" - Richard Galvan, Product Manager, Flash.

Chris effortlessly breaks down complicated topics into easy-to-learn nuggets of digital animation wisdom. You learn everything a Flash animator wants-lip syncing tricks, walk-cycles, photo cut-out animation and even more advanced concepts like frame-by-frame traditional animation.

   
ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book
Author: Adobe Creative Team

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn ActionScript® 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional.

ActionScript® 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning ActionScript and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Learn to add interactivity to Flash files using ActionScript 3.0: Control timelines and animation, write event-handling functions, and control loading of and interaction with data, text, video, sound, and images.

   

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