Friday, January 2, 2009

Flash CS3 or Adobe InDesign CS3 How Tos

Flash CS3: The Missing Manual

Author: E A Vander Veer

Flash CS3, the latest version of the premier tool for creating web animations and interactive web sites, can be intimidating to learn. This entertaining reference tutorial provides a reader-friendly animation primer and a guided tour of all the program's tools and capabilities. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced users will quickly take their skills to the next level. The book gives Flash users of all levels hands-on instructions to help them master:

  • Special effects
  • Morphing
  • Adding audio and video
  • Introducing interactivity
  • And much more

With Flash CS3: The Missing Manual you'll be able to turn an idea into a Flash animation, tutorial, or movie. This book will help you create online tutorials, training materials and full-blown presentations. It also teaches design principles throughout and helps you avoid elements that can distract or annoy an audience.

This is the first new release of Flash since Adobe bought Macromedia, which means that it's the first version that will integrate easily with other Adobe products. It's a whole new ballgame when it comes to Flash, and Flash CS3: The Missing Manual offers you complete and objective coverage. It's the perfect companion to this powerful software.

Interesting book: Democracy in Europe or Capitalism Unleashed

Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

Author: John Cruis

Build your InDesign expertise,one technique at a time. In Adobe InDesign CS3 How-Tos, authors John Cruise and Kelly Kordes Anton bring you 100 carefully selected techniques to help you get right to work in InDesign, the world’s most powerful page layout program. Their strategy is to focus on those features you’re most likely to use, showcasing each in a clearly explained, well-illustrated, stand-alone technique—complete with a relevant hint or two. These bite-sized lessons offer a great way to learn just what you need to know when you need it, exploring the program in a way, and at a pace, that makes sense to you. Before you know it, you’ll master all these tools and techniques, and more:

• Customize the interface [Tip #6]
• Add metadata to documents [Tip #14]
• I nsert variable text [Tip #29]
• Add special effects to type [Tip #34]
• Format tables with styles [Tip #45]
• U se spot colors, process colors, and tints [Tip #74]
• Paginate a book [Tip #86]
• U se PDF presets for output [Tip #96].

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