Refer to the tutorials and videos on this page to get started with Flash CS4 Professional.
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This update for Flash CS4 Professional (10.0.2) addresses issues related to compiling large projects. Specifically, it addresses stability and performance issues related to large animation files, such as timeline scrubbing and looping and nested movie clips, as well as text handling. For more details, read the TechNote.
Follow these short presentations to get up to speed with timelines, symbols, instances, buttons, Motion Editor, ActionScript, and more.
Read these chapters from O'Reilly Media to learn about ActionScript 3 basics, as well as components, audio in Flash, and how to publish and deploy a SWF application.
Read these chapters from O'Reilly Media to add sound to your animations, present video, test animation playback at a variety of connection speeds, and optimize your animations.
Import artwork into Flash CS4 Professional, create an animation, and change an animation after you've created it.
Get tips for using the Bone tool in Flash to articulate the parts of an animated cartoon character to best effect.
Create projects, share assets, and publish for multiple platforms using the Project panel.
Get an overview of 3D: controlling rotations, animating with motion tweens, programming effects with ActionScript, and more.
Rapidly generate decorative patterns using the new procedural drawing tools in Flash.
Explore the Adobe CS4 product workflow and learn the fundamentals of creating mockups and interactive content.