Macromedia Flash 8: Training from the Source by James English

By James English

What started lifestyles as an easy net animation device has advanced right into a strong platform for internet program development-which implies that if you are excited about constructing for the internet, you want to get fascinated with studying Flash. With its step forward motion-graphics services and strong run-time results, Flash eight offers the instruments, authoring energy, and wealthy video services you must offer attractive interactive content material. This Macromedia-certified consultant presents the major to studying the fundamentals of Flash eight. via a sequence of hands-on initiatives, grasp coach James English offers an organization starting place in every thing Flash-from photographs, animation, and video to ActionScript basics. uncomplicated step by step directions and hundreds screenshots advisor you thru the method of making buttons and hyperlinks, drawing and animating in Flash, formatting textual content, including video and sound, loading facts, and more-in brief, every little thing you want to advance subtle, professional-looking websites. A significant other CD contains the lesson documents had to whole the book's tasks in addition to a tribulation model of this system itself.

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Note Although the right side and bottom of the SWF file might appear to have a double line and be a little rough, the line appears uniform around the edge of the SWF file when you publish the file and view it in a browser. If you set the rectangle to full size, you do not see your outline at the bottom or right of the Stage. 3. Change the rectangle into a symbol and lock the layer. The rectangle should still be select on the Stage. Select Modify > Convert to Symbol and name the graphic grOutline.

Tool settings for drawing vector objects are in the Drawing category, and items such as font mapping and text flow defaults are in the Text category. Lastly, the Warnings category allows you to select which warnings appear in Flash when something is about to go awry. [View full size image] Click each category and explore some of the settings that you can change using this dialog box. 39 40 2. Change the number of Undo values to 150 in the General category for document-level undos. There are two different types of undo levels in Flash 8 Basic and Flash 8 Professional.

You can click the Eyedropper tool on a color in the palette, on the Stage, or on the desktop to select a color to use. The Eyedropper tool in the Tools panel is used the same way. You can use the Eyedropper tool to match colors with one another quickly or to pick up a color from a layout you designed in a program such as Fireworks. Creating Graphics with Drawing Tools The first graphics you will create for the Tech Bookstore application use the basic drawing tools that create shapes on the Stage.

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