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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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16. Using Non-Flash Graphics

In This Chapter

Importing Bitmaps

Importing Photoshop Files

Practice Session

Adobe Flash Professional CS5’s drawing tools are powerful and flexible, but you may prefer the tools offered by another vector graphics program—Adobe Illustrator or Adobe FreeHand, for example. Or you may want to use artwork created in Adobe Photoshop or include scanned photos or other bitmaps in your Flash document. Fortunately, you can import vector art and bitmapped graphics through the Clipboard or the Import command. You can also drag and drop items from Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and FreeHand versions 7–11 (MX), directly into Flash.

This chapter teaches the basics of the import process via tasks for importing bitmaps and Adobe ...

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