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Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Hands-On Training

by James Gonzalez

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I got this book for a course that I was taking on Flash. It is a great book and I am happy the teacher recommended it.

The chapters are arranged in easy to follow exercises that teach all the basics of Flash. I really liked this style of teaching because it forces you to open up Flash and do the exercises. Much more useful than a book that you just sit and read.

The author of the book is also very good about telling you multiple ways of doing something. In the course of the exercises there are little colored boxes that will talk about how you could have done the above action this way or this way or this way. The fact that these tips are usually separate is nice if you don't care and want to skip the additional information.

So far I am about 3/4 the way through the course and the book and have been very happy with it. A great book; especially for a newbie that doesn't have any programming background. ( )
  krau0098 | Feb 2, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0321293886, Paperback)

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving real-world examples? Do you want to concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this book is for you. These hands-on exercises teach you to start creating Flash animations and interactive files with little effort. You ll learn to create vector animations using a wide variety of drawing tools and Timeline effects, and add interactivity and dynamic content to your projects by using ActionScript 2, Components, and the Behaviors panel. You ll also learn how to import bitmaps, sounds, and video to make your Flash projects more engaging, and find extensive coverage of the new Flash 8 features: the improved text tool, new text rendering engine, new graphic filters, and more. Complete with insider tips, illustrated with detailed graphics, and accompanied by a CD loaded with classroom-proven exercises.

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime training videos." -- p. [4] of cover.

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