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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Lynn Beighley, Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 6. Applied Layout Techniques

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • How to fine-tune text display

  • Additional tricks for creating perfectly aligned graphics

  • Practical uses for Blends and Filters

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Before moving on to animation next hour, you get one more hour to polish the skills you’ve acquired so far. Whether you’re creating a graphic that animates or remains stationary, making it look polished requires both an eye for detail and Flash skills. In this hour, you learn the skills to create great looking graphics with minimal effort.

Setting Text

Back in Hour 2, “Drawing and Painting Original Art in Flash,” you learned the basics of placing text in your movies. In this hour, you gain skill in making your text appear ...

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