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Fearless Flash: Use Adobe InDesign CS5 and the Tools You Already Know to Create Engaging Web Documents by Claudia McCue

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Chapter 8. Flash Catalyst

Say hello to the new kid on the block. Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 is available as part of the Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, Web Premium, Production Premium, and Master Collection, or as a separate purchase. Flash Catalyst enables you to build interactive content and user interfaces from scratch (without coding!), and import artwork components created in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, or Adobe Photoshop.

Or, you can begin an interactive project in Illustrator or Photoshop, creating much of the content and structure by organizing content in layers to give yourself a head start. Then you can import the AI or PSD file into Flash Catalyst and add extensive interactivity with intuitive tools. (Note that, although ...

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