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Flash Journalism by Mindy McAdams

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Lesson 1

Drawing Tools

This lesson assumes some familiarity with drawing tools in a graphics program such as Photoshop. The vector-based tools in Flash differ in significant ways, so those differences will be pointed out. You’re not expected to be a Photoshop expert. If you don’t recognize the names of the tools, roll your mouse cursor over the Tools panel (far left side of the Flash window) and pause on each tool: A label will pop up and show you the name of that tool.

If you use Dreamweaver MX, the interface of Flash MX will look familiar to you, with the exception of the Timeline. If you have never edited digital video, the Timeline probably will be a new concept for you. If Flash is the first Macromedia application you have used, take ...

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