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Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers by Tom Green, David Stiller

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Chapter 2. CREATING ARTWORK IN FLASH

In the previous chapter, we handed you a bunch of movieclips and graphics and essentially said, "Here, you toss them on the stage." In this chapter, we start digging into how those objects were created. In fact, you are going to be drawing trees, creating venetian blinds, and playing with Chinese dancers and T-shirts, among other things. We will be looking at the Illustrator and Photoshop File Importers, and also playing with JPG and GIF images.

Here's what we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Understanding Flash graphic fundamentals

  • Using the drawing tools

  • Working with fills, strokes, and gradients

  • Managing and working with color

  • Working with bitmap images

  • Importing images into Flash, including Fireworks, Illustrator, and ...

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