Meet THE Flash
New online Flash tutorial for beginners available for only $15 US
Meet the Flash is a new Flash-animated E-book designed to teach Flash beginners how to create a Flash movie. This book, recently released by Andrei (Andrew) Doubrovski, a professional photographic restoration artist and technician who previously released the "As Simple As Photoshop" study at home course for Adobe Photoshop users, created a simple and easy-to-use format. Doubrovski also is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop CS.
Meet The Flash helps to speed up the learning process, as each lesson is packed with a movie clip that shows some practical usage of the lesson. The tutorials cover the program essentials used to create still graphics, animations, and text. Also, Meet The Flash offers several scripting tutorials that show how to add simple interactivity without actually learning ActionScript language.
The image above shows the long table of contents to the left that covers everything from drawing to motion tween to controlling a nested movie. When the beginner clicks on the start button, verbal instructions, arrows, circles, and other instructional tools guide the learner from step to step. The user can stop or pause the movie at any time to make notes or to continue the lesson. Moreover, the flash-book combines the advantages of the e-book and video formats. For example, you can use full-text search to find a particular movie episode and then bookmark it for later reference.
The book interface features all the essential functions available in popular "readers" and web browsers - table of contents, history, bookmarks, and text search. In the download area you can find several alternative language packs. All the textual data for the book is stored in an external file, so to translate your copy, you simply replace this file with an alt version. Also, if necessary, you may edit this file to modify your copy of the book to your taste. If you're really curious about how Meet The Flash works, visit How to Use the Flash Book at the Website.
The book is available in full and basic packages. The basic package includes all the textual data, but only 9 movie clips (total running time about 30 min). To get your flash-book right now, find a suitable basic package in the download area. Alternatively, you may browse these movies online. The cost for the full package is a mere $15 US, and it's available in PC and MAC versions.