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Adobe Flash CS4 Tutorial Video – Training Series
With all of the new features Adobe has added to make Flash CS4 Professional easier to learn and easier to use, there’s never been a better time to pick up the software. The object-based design model gets rid of the complicated keyframe system of previous versions and significantly lowers the learning curve for the beginner.
This powerful Adobe Flash CS4 Tutorial Video series makes mastering the program even easier. With a hands-on teaching approach based on showing and not just telling, this instructional video course covers everything from the bare basics of drawing and handling images within the program to how to use sound, video, and animation to bring your project from the idea phase all the way through publication. The unique video format of the course allows you to learn at your own pace, moving from the one tutorial to the next only when you’re ready. You’ll learn how to use all of the new features as well as the old ones, whether your focus is on animation or video, for in-house presentations or distribution on the web. Both PC and Mac compatible, it’s a convenient and affordable way to truly have the advantage with Flash CS4.
Despite Microsofts’s continued efforts to develop and spread the use of its Silverlight software, Adobe’s Flash is still the king of video and animation on the web. With the additional support Flash CS4 Professional provides for H.264 video encoding and the new animation features it brings to the table, it’s sure to leverage its immense popularity (which Adobe places at 99 percent of internet users) even further.
History and the Future
Since acquiring Macromedia in 2005, Adobe has sought to make Flash more compatible with the other design tools in its product line. These integration efforts begun with Creative Suite 3 have been taken even further in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional. In addition to unifying the appearance of the user interface across the entire productivity suite, Adobe has also made transferring work between programs virtually seamless, perfect for the increasing convergence of print and web design across traditional brick-and-mortar and internet-based industries.
While keeping the core vector graphics functionality that made Flash the market leader, Adobe has added more features to Flash that will ensure its relevance as a future player in premium content markets: a new design model that is object-based and more straightforward for the Flash beginner, additional support for high quality video, more robust tools for editing large amounts of text, and the new creation tools such as the Bones utility for implementing intuitive movement and chain-effects. Brand new 3D Translation and 3D Rotation features allow you manipulate 2D objects and images in three dimensions, and the Deco tool and Spray Brush features allow you to quickly apply decorative fills to give your animations more depth and style.