Adobe Flash CS5 Revealed

  • AUTHOR: Jim Shuman, MBA
  • ISBN-13: 9781111130404 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 608 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2006
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

ADOBE FLASH CS5 REVEALED provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to Adobe® Flash® CS5 Professional and the art of creating exceptional interactive experiences, animations and applications that run on the Web, on the desktop and on mobile devices. The book begins with a discussion of fundamental concepts, which sets the stage for specific Flash skill development. A series of step-by-step tutorials follows that fully explains how to create animations, use special effects, draw objects, incorporate sound and video, develop for mobile devices and program in ActionScript 3.0. ADOBE FLASH CS5 REVEALED examines the new and enhanced features of CS5 including Code Snippets - blocks of code that save the effort of typing ActionsScript; Text Layout Framework – provides text flowing, character coloring and column creation; improved video capabilities; and inverse kinematics, a feature that allows you to manipulate Flash objects using the Bone tool in order to create sophisticated animations.


  • Full coverage of Adobe Flash CS5's new features, and enhancements to current features, as well as a new section on learning the basics of ActionScript 3.0.
  • All new features are highlighted throughout the text with a new features icon.
  • Step-by-step instructions clearly show how to create, modify, and enhance Flash files.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter projects reinforce critical skills by applying them to real-world applications.

About the Contributor

  • Jim Shuman, MBA

    Jim Shuman is Faculty Emeritus at Bellevue College in Washington, where he taught Flash and Web Development courses, and directed a team of multimedia developers and Web specialists supporting the faculty's use of technology. His industry experience includes website and application development using Flash, as well as managing a team to develop interactive courseware. He has written several textbooks on technology, including ADOBE FLASH CS6 REVEALED. In addition to an MBA, Mr. Shuman holds certification in Adobe Flash.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with Adobe Flash CS5.
2. Drawing Objects in Adobe Flash.
3. Working with Symbols and Interactivity.
4. Creating Animations.
5. Creating Special Effects
6. Preparing and Publishing Movies.
7. Importing and Modifying Graphics.
8. Building Complex Animations using.
9. Using ActionScript.
10. Using ActionScript to Enhance User Experience.
11. Adding Sound and Video.
12. Working with Components.

New to this Edition

  • Two chapters devoted to extensive ActionScript 3 coverage teach how to use ActionScript 3 to enhance the user experience.
  • Coverage of Code Snippets, which are blocks of code that save the effort of typing ActionScript.
  • Coverage of Text Layout Framework, which provides text flowing, character coloring and column creation.
  • Coverage of the improved video capabilities of Flash CS5.
  • Coverage of features that have been enhanced in CS5, including Inverse Kinematics for character animation, and the Deco tool.
  • New coverage of features including Motion Editor.
  • New coverage on designing for mobile devices.