O'Reilly logo

Foundation Flash CS5 For Designers by Tom Green, Tiago Dias

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 3. Symbols and Libraries

Symbols, the topic of this chapter, are one of the most powerful features of Flash. This is because they allow you to create reusable content. You need only one copy of a symbol. Once it is on the stage, you can then manipulate that symbol in any number of ways without those changes affecting the original piece of content.

We'll cover the following in this chapter:

  • Creating and using symbols

  • Creating, using, and sharing libraries

  • Adding filters and blends to symbols

  • Grouping and nesting symbols

  • Using rulers, stacking, and alignment to manage content on the Flash stage

  • Creating masks

  • Creating soft masks

If you haven't already, download the chapter files. You can find them at www.friendsofED.com/download.html?isbn=1430229940 ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required