Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers by Tom Green, David Stiller

Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers by Tom Green, David Stiller

By Tom Green, David Stiller

If you are a Flash clothier trying to find an effective review of Flash CS4, this ebook is for you. by utilizing sturdy and sensible workouts, you'll soon grasp the basics of this fourth version of the Adobe Flash authoring software. utilizing a sequence of rigorously built tutorials, you may be led from easy Flash CS4 innovations to the purpose the place you could create animations, MP3 gamers, and customised Flash video gamers very quickly. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of an immense element of Flash, after which helps you to take the reins in a "Your flip" workout to create whatever striking with what you will have learned.

This booklet makes a speciality of the middle ability set you want to consider at domestic with Flash CS4, and likewise introduces you to a few of the largest names in modern-day Flash neighborhood via interviews and genuine "How To" examples, so that you can research from the masters. you'll commence via learning the Flash CS4 interface, and when you are at it, you can be guided towards mastery of the basics, similar to motion picture clips, textual content, and photos, with a view to lead you into a number of the extra interesting elements of Flash, together with audio, video, animation, and 3D transformations.

By the time you end, you've created an MP3 participant and a Flash video participant, been brought to the fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0, realized how one can mix Flash with XML, styled Flash textual content with CSS, created lively scenes, and labored your manner via a number of extra tasks. All of those routines are designed to provide you the data essential to grasp Flash CS4 from the floor up. in case you are already a pro Flash clothier, this ebook gets you up to the mark with the fourth model in particularly brief order.

This publication covers all the new Flash CS4 positive aspects, corresponding to the hot animation and 3D instruments, the recent Adobe Media Encoder, and 2 the best new additions to the instruments panel: a sprig brush software and a deco tool.

You can notice extra approximately this publication, obtain resource code, and extra on the book's better half site: www.foundationflashcs4.com.

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5. Lock the layer by clicking the black dot under the Lock icon on the timeline. This is a good habit to develop. Flash projects, including this one, can get fairly complex in a relatively short time. By locking the layer, you are ensuring that you don’t accidentally move the background later while you’re working on the project. One of the really great things about Flash is that it gives us designers the chance to practice the art of illusion. If you look at the gradient on the stage, you will notice that the sky is a dark blue that gradually changes to black as it approaches the bottom of the stage.

Select Edit ° Cut, or press Ctrl+X (Cmd+X). 4. Click the Ball layer and select Edit ° Paste in Place, as shown in Figure 1-32. When you release the mouse, a copy of the ball will appear in the precise location at which you cut it. Whatever happened to a simple paste command in the Edit menu? The Paste in Center command replaces it. It has always been a fact of Flash life that any content on the clipboard is pasted into the center of the stage. The change in name simply acknowledges this. The other paste command—Paste Special—opens a dialog box that asks you if you want the contents of the clipboard as text.

Document properties To access the Document Properties dialog box, use one of the following methods: With the stage selected, click the Edit button in the Properties (not Publish) area of the Property inspector. Select Modify ° Document. Press Ctrl+J (Cmd+J). Right-click (Ctrl-click) on the stage and select Document Properties from the context menu. As you have just seen, there are a number of methods you can use in Flash to obtain the same result. In this case, it is opening the Document Properties dialog box.

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