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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional on Demand [Kindle Edition]

Steve Johnson , Perspection Inc.
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Adobe Flash CS4 Professsional on Demand

 

What you need, when you need it!

 

Need answers quickly? 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.

 

Inside the Book

• Improve publishing and productivity with the CS4 interface

• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge

• Import Photoshop and Illustrator files directly into Flash

• Keep track of the changes in Flash on a per-object basis

• Quickly create animation with motion tweens

• 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

• Use Script Assisted mode to create scripts without detailed knowledge of ActionScript

• Test content on different target devices

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

 

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to:

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

 

Visit the author site: perspection.com

 


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Adobe Flash CS4 Professsional on Demand

 

What you need, when you need it!

 

Need answers quickly? 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.

 

Inside the Book

• Improve publishing and productivity with the CS4 interface

• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge

• Import Photoshop and Illustrator files directly into Flash

• Keep track of the changes in Flash on a per-object basis

• Quickly create animation with motion tweens

• 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

• Use Script Assisted mode to create scripts without detailed knowledge of ActionScript

• Test content on different target devices

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

 

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to:

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

 

Visit the author site: perspection.com

 

About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Leopard. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.


Product Details

  • File Size: 34945 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (November 11, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001PBSDHA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,416 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for, except for one thing... February 2, 2010
By CC
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm a Flash beginner who is familiar with many other Adobe programs, and I needed to complete a big Flash project in a short amount of time.

This book is very helpful to me when I know when I already know how to approach a problem in a similar program, but not how to do it in Flash. I can easily look it up and it will tell you the main concept in a concise paragraph and steps to follow to get the results. I don't use this book for learning Flash, but mostly to look up information on the fly. I recommend using this book like you would use a dictionary when learning a new language--you would not learn an entire language using a dictionary, but it can be very helpful for looking up the meaning of words. I would say that the contents in this book are best for beginners, but even someone who is at a more advanced level can benefit from "Timesaver" tips or other extra information designed to help speed up the work flow.

My major complaint is that the majority of the ActionScript examples are in ActionScript 2.0. This is a book on Flash CS4, currently the newest version of Flash. I suspect that the majority of the audience using Flash CS4 will want to use ActionScript 3.0 and the book should have been written to accommodate that. According to this book, ActionScript 3.0 example files "are" available on the corresponding website. They're not there yet, but I hope to see them soon.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for art directors May 8, 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have the complete series and have used this series since Flash MX. For all the visual people out there...this is the book for you. Art directors by nature learn visually by doing so when I found this series and reviewed it I knew I had found the right reference book. Easily laid out so that you see each menu for each step of the process. Not a long lengthy text description but a visual step by step execution of the event you wish to achieve. Great for learning the program for the first time of for those who have also worked in them for a long time a great reference for the actions you don't perform often.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book for learning December 22, 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
For less than twenty bucks, this book has clearly detailed instructions in full color for just about every topic in Flash CS4. I like the fact that instead of an included CD, you download the example files from the perspection website. For the reviewer who said the files aren't there, I sympathize with you. However, all the files are now there, so this isn't a problem now.
Having very little experience with Flash, I am learning pretty easily with this book. Those of you coming from CS3 will still get value, but many of the topics in this book will be old hat for you. This book is not a detailed book on writing Actionscript, and it is not a games programming book. For that, you'll have to look for a book dedicated to the subject. For everyone else, I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is horrible!!!! July 15, 2009
Format:Paperback
The only reason you should buy this book is if you have a good understanding of Flash. I was trying to learn this program and it is so confusing. Nothing that walks you through really learning anything. The tutorials are not very clear and I don't know if the authors expect you to know more than you do or it's meant to add to the knowledge and add new tricks? Either way if you are looking for something that will teach you this program, this book is not it!!!
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More About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 50 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS3, Adobe Flash CS4 and CS3, Dreamweaver CS4 and CS3, Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression 2, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Leopard. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.


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