Chapter 5: Adding Graphics, Audio, and Video

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check.png Importing bitmap images and vector artwork

check.png Importing Illustrator and Photoshop files

check.png Importing audio files

check.png Adding video to your movies

You may decide to enhance your Flash movies with the addition of photos or graphics created in other applications, such as Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6. Flash natively supports Photoshop and Illustrator file format imports as well as many popular image formats. Combine this feature with the ability to import and use most popular audio and video formats, and you can truly make your Flash movies an immersive multimedia experience.

Bitmap versus Vector Artwork

In computer-based design, you need to be aware of two graphic types: bitmap and vector. The drawing environment in Flash natively creates vector graphics, but you can use both bitmap and vector graphics in a Flash movie.

Vector graphics refer to scalable artwork consisting of points, paths, and fills that the computer creates based on mathematical formulas. Changing the size, shape or color of vector shape is simply a matter of recalculating ...

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