In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 in 24 Hours will show Flash beginners and upgraders how to build high-impact vector-based graphics and animations with Adobe Flash CS4. In this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones -- helping you master all the essentials of Adobe's newest version of Flash from the ground up. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book gives Flash beginners a practical grounding in the entire package, without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Coverage includes: assembling graphics for use in Flash; utilizing each leading approach to creating Flash animations; adding interactivity and advanced animation; optimizing and publishing Flash content; preparing for deployment on mobile devices; and much more. Throughout, step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Flash questions, issues, and tasks... Q and As, Quizzes, and Exercises help you build and test your knowledge... "Did You Know?" tips offer you insider advice and shortcuts... and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you've finished with these lessons, you won't just understand Flash CS4: you'll be comfortable using it in real-world projects.