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Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 - A Smart Choice for Web Designers
By Scott Tapley
Apr 19, 2010
Using Flash Catalyst, designers can publish working Flex applications without writing a single line of code. Scott Tapley takes a look at ten features and benefits that make Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 a smart choice for anyone who produces interactive content for the web or desktop.
Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book: Preparing a Design Document
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 14, 2010
The way you approach the design and organization of your artwork has a significant impact on the structure of the project in Flash Catalyst and the underlying code. This excerpt from Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book will help protect the integrity of your design and minimize re-working or re-structuring assets after bringing them into Flash Catalyst.
Adobe® Flash® Professional CS5 Classroom in a Book: Creating Symbols
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 14, 2010
In this lesson, you will select the different parts of the imported Illustrator graphic, and then convert the various pieces to symbols.
Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional: Compression and Encoding Primer
By Robert Reinhardt
Sep 15, 2009
Learn how to make the right decisions when it comes time to compress digital video and audio into Flash-compatible video files.
Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional: Delivery and Deployment Primer
By Robert Reinhardt
Sep 9, 2009
Learn the differences between distribution file formats and protocols for Flash-based video, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Creating a Twitter Widget with Flash
By Kris Hadlock
Aug 25, 2009
With the help of ActionScript 3.0 and PHP, Kris Hadlock shows how easily you can add your tweets to your website.
Flash Essentials for After Effects Users
By Richard Harrington
Jun 17, 2009
Flash baffles After Effects users as often as it makes them feel comfortable. This chapter from Rich Harrington introduces you to Flash’s interface and core animation techniques.
Video with Adobe Flash CS4: Delivery and Deployment Primer
By Robert Reinhardt
May 20, 2009
Learn the differences between distribution file formats and protocols for Flash-based video, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Advanced Buttons and Event Handling in Flash CS4
By Russell Chun
Apr 1, 2009
Events form the basis of interactivity. This chapter introduces events, event handling, and advanced buttons in Flash CS4.
Modifying Simple Graphics in Flash CS4
By Katherine Ulrich
Mar 3, 2009
This chapter covers using the selection, lasso, and subselection tools to modify simple graphics in Flash CS4.
Work with Imported Objects in Adobe Flash CS4
By David Morris
Feb 16, 2009
David Morris shows you how to incorporate layout elements created in other graphics applications.
Using Symbols and the Library in Adobe Flash CS4
By Mark Schaeffer
Dec 29, 2008
Learn the basics of creating, modifying, and organizing symbols.
Snap to It with Flash CS4 Professional
By Katherine Ulrich
Oct 7, 2008
The capability to 'snap' elements into correct position is a handy helper when designing Flash creations. Katherine Ulrich explores the possibilities for giving your items some snap.
Controlling Movie Clip Properties with ActionScript 3.0
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 23, 2008
By using ActionScript in addition to or instead of the Flash interface, you can create many more interactive possibilities in your Flash projects. The Adobe Creative Team shows how easy it is to use ActionScript to control the properties of a movie clip.
Getting Familiar with Paths in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
By Mark Schaeffer
Sep 23, 2008
One of the most important innovations in Flash was a new set of tools that made creating vector graphics as simple and intuitive as creating bitmap graphics. This excerpt, adapted from Adobe Flash CS4 Professional How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-321-58004-4), discusses paths, the most basic element of a vector drawing.
Positioning Flash CS4 Objects in 3D Space
By Adobe Creative Team
Sep 23, 2008
What’s so cool about Flash CS4? You can now position and animate objects in real 3D space. The Adobe Creative Team demonstrates how to use the following special Flash tools for accurate 3D positioning: the 3D Rotation tool, the 3D Translation tool, and the Transform panel.
Five Reasons You Should Use Flash Video on Your Site
By Dave Karlins
Sep 22, 2008
Flash Video is an accessible, fast-loading, pretty much globally supported video format. And, as the "official video format of YouTube," Flash Video has emerged as the standard video format for the web. In this article, author Dave Karlins explains why you should use Flash Video on your site.
Creating Flash Content that Even Search Engines Like
By Aarron Walter
Sep 19, 2008
Flash is often perceived as an SEO albatross that will ensure search obscurity for anyone who dares to use it in his or her website. However, you might be surprised to learn that this commonly held perception is not entirely true. Aarron Walter explains how to create flash content for your site that's actually findable.
Embedding Flash Video with Dreamweaver
By David Karlins
Jan 4, 2008
David Karlins shows how to use Dreamweaver to embed a video clip into your own web page, presented with your own customized display skin, and surrounded by your own content.
Developer’s Solution to Printing in Flash
By Bront Davis
Sep 21, 2007
Printing in Flash can be a little tricky. Bront Davis shows you how to get a well-formatted printout from a Flash application, regardless of the size of the on-screen textbox. ActionScript included.

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