Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5: A Tutorial Approach

Sham Tickoo
, Purdue University Calumet and 
CADCIM Technologies, USA
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-936646-07-4
Paperback, 398 Pages

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Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5: A Tutorial Approach textbook introduces the readers to Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5, one of the world’s leading 2D graphics, animation, and multimedia content creation software. Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 is a multimedia platform for creating digital animation, rich web applications, websites, movies as well as content for mobile phones and other embedded devices. It is frequently used for creating advertisements and games. Some of the most popular games made in Flash are Minesweeper, Pac Man, Tetris, and Bejewelled. Flash has also been used to create many popular movies and series such as Off-Mikes, Gotham Girls, CrimeTime, and Homestar Runner.

This textbook covers all features of Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on the 2D drawings, animation, articulated motion with Inverse Kinematics, web page design and development, ActionScript 3.0, sound and videos, exporting, and publishing for web and so on that improve the productivity and efficiency of the users.

This textbook will help you unleash your creativity, thus enabling you to transform your imagination into reality with ease. The textbook caters to the needs of both novice and advanced users of the software. Written with the tutorial point-of-view and learn-by-doing theme, this textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and pace.  

Following are the additional features of this book:

  • Consists of 11 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering drawing and editing tools, symbols, animation techniques, articulated motion with inverse kinematics, scripting (ActionScript 3.0), sound and videos, exporting, and publishing for web, and so on.

  • The author has used 2 projects that allow users to apply the skills learned in the text.

  • The author has followed the tutorial approach to explain various concepts of video and audio editing.

  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.   

  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process.

  • Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of notes and tips.

  • Self-Evaluation test and Review Questions are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.

  • Technical support by contacting

  • Customizable PowerPoint Presentations of every chapter (for faculty only).

  • Instructor’s Guide with solution to all review questions (for faculty only).

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5

Chapter 2: Working with Graphics and Text

Chapter 3: Working with Symbols and Instances

Chapter 4: Creating Animation

Chapter 5: Motion Editor

Chapter 6: Creating and Controlling Bones

Chapter 7: Understanding ActionScript 3.0

Chapter 8: Creating Interactive Applications

Chapter 9: Working with Sound and Video

Chapter 10: Working with External Content

Chapter 11: Exporting and Publishing

Project 01: Creating a Scrolling Background

Project 02: Creating Interactive Navigation



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