New Perspectives on Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Comprehensive

  • AUTHORS: Luis A. Lopez; Robin M. Romer
  • ISBN-13: 9780538453196 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 536 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ADOBE FLASH PROFESSIONAL CS5, COMPREHENSIVE offers a critical-thinking approach to teaching multimedia. This text explains and reinforces design software concepts and skills through the New Perspectives' signature case-based, problem-solving pedagogy. Students will transcend point-and-click skills to take full advantage of the software's utility.


  • Business case scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.
  • Visual Overview – a two-page spread at the start of each session – gives a preview of the topics and terms covered in the session and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills Boxes tie Flash Professional CS5 concepts and skills with career relevancy by providing guidance for using the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills exercises integrate the technology skills students learn with one or more of today's necessary professional skills, such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important steps to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoid time-consuming rework.

About the Contributor

  • Luis A. Lopez

    Luis Lopez is a professor at St. Phillip's College in San Antonio, Texas. He has written or contributed to: New Perspectives on Flash MX 2004, New Perspectives on Macromedia Flash, The Web Warrior Guide to Web Design Technologies, and Mastering Applications in the Real World: Design-Specific Projects for Microsoft Office.

  • Robin M. Romer

    Over the past 25 years, Robin M. Romer has focused on writing and editing books about computing, including computer applications, Web design and development, and service desks. In 2001, Robin sold her successful imprint, Acada Books, to return to her roots and concentrate on hands-on writing and editing. She has authored and contributed to more than 30 books and edited more than 50 titles.

Table of Contents

Tutorial 1: Introducing Adobe Flash CS5 Professional.
Tutorial 2: Drawing Shapes, Adding Text, and Creating Symbols.
Tutorial 3: Creating Animations.
Tutorial 4: Creating Complex Animations.
Tutorial 5: Making a Document Interactive.
Tutorial 6: Creating Special Effects with Graphics and Gradients.
Tutorial 7: Planning and Creating a Flash Web Site.
Tutorial 8: Programming with ActionScript 3.0.
Tutorial 9: Using Components and Video, and Creating Content for Printing and Mobile Devices.
Additional Case 1: Creating an Interactive Banner for a Web Site.
Additional Case 2: Creating a Web Site with a Banner, a Payment Calculator, a Photos Page and a Video Page.
Appendix A: Becoming an Adobe Certified Associate.
Appendix B: Using Adobe Flash CS5 on a Macintosh.