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Adobe Flash Tutorials, Articles, Discussion Lists, Resources, Books, Software

The Adobe Flash Articles, Tutorials, Discussion Lists, Resources, Books, and Software section below provides an annotated listing of resources to helpful graphics tutorials, tips, Web sites, books and software programs recommendations, and more for Adobe Flash, including Flash CS4 and CS3 Professional, Flash 8, Flash MX, ActionScript, and more. Note that Adobe acquired Macromedia (2006), so you'll see Flash listed as Adobe Flash, Macromedia Flash, or both.

Looking for fonts for Flash? See Pixel Fonts, Screen Fonts, which has a section of pixel and LED fonts for Adobe Flash, here at

Adobe Flash CS3 Looking for Swish or other motion or animated graphics software? See Swish, Other Animation / Multimedia Graphics Software Articles, Tutorials, Resources, Books here at

Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, books, or resources related to Adobe Flash - especially Flash CS3 Professional, Swish, Flash movies, videos, multimedia, or animation software programs, Web graphics, or graphics software programs? Recommendations are welcome and appreciated!

Adobe Flash Product Information, Help, Tutorials (formerly Macromedia Flash) Adobe Flash CS3 Upgrade (Mac)

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Adobe Flash Tutorials and Articles

In addition to the individual tutorials listed in this section, be sure to check out Flash Sites and Resources further below for entire Web sites and sections of Web sites devoted to Flash that include a multitude of helpful Adobe Flash tutorials, tips, and much more.

Adobe Flash Articles
Adobe Flash Techniques, General Tutorials

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Adobe Flash Compression, Optimization Tutorials

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Adobe Flash Image Replacement Techniques Tutorials, Files,Scripts

For more on image replacement techniques (Flash, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, more):

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Adobe Flash Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tutorials, Articles

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Discussion Lists and Online Forums on Flash

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Flash Sites and Resources

This section includes annotated links to Web sites or Web site sections devoted to Flash and other Web sites with listings of Flash resources.

Web Sites or Web Site Sections Devoted to Flash

See also Fonts Pixel and LED Fonts for Adobe Flash, Swish here at

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Weblogs/Blogs or Weblog/Blog Categories Devoted to Flash
Other Flash Links Resources

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Recommended Adobe Flash Books, Video Training / DVDs / CD-ROMs, and Software (formerly Macromedia Flash)

Books on Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Books
  •  Flash CS3: The Missing Manual, by E. A. Vander Veer, Chris Grover. Pogue Press - O'Reilly (4-25-2007) 
  • Cover - How to Cheat in Flash CS3: The Art of Design and Animation in Adobe Flash CS3, by Chris Georgenes. Focal Press (8-6-2007) 
  •  Cover: Flash CS3 Professional Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide, by Russell Chun. 
  •  Cover: Creating a Web Site with Flash CS3 Professional: Visual QuickProject Guide, by David Morris. 
  •  Adobe Flash CS3 Classroom in a Book, by Adobe Creative Team. Adobe Press; Bk&CD-Rom (4-27-2007) 
  •  Cover - Adobe Flash CS3 Professional On Demand, by Andy Anderson, Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc. Adobe Press; Bk&CD-Rom edition (April 27, 2007) 
  •  Learning Flash CS3, by Jennifer Smith, AGI. O'Reilly, (6-15-2007). 
  •  Cover: Adobe Flash CS3 Professional How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, by Mark Schaeffer (September 10, 2007). 
Adobe Flash 8 Books
  •  Cover - Flash Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools [ILLUSTRATED]. By Sham Bhangal. O'Reilly (May 1, 2004). 
  •  Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Hands-On Training (Hands on Training (H.O.T)). By James Gonzalez. 
  • Macromedia Flash 8 for Windows and Macintosh. By Katherine Ulrich 
  •  The Flash Usability Guide. By Chris MacGregor, Crystal Waters, David Doull 
Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Software

Adobe Flash CS3 is available on its own or bundled within Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium, Design Premium, Production Premium, or the Master Collection. Links to more information for both Windows and Macintosh versions are below.

What's in each CS3 bundled edition? See Adobe Creative Suite 3 Matrix: What's in Each Edition? here at

Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Software for Windows
  • Adobe Flash CS3
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Premium Upgrade [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Production Premium Upgrade [Windows]
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection [Windows]
Flash CS3 Professional Software for Mac
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Upgrade (Mac)
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Web Premium Upgrade [Mac]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Design Premium Upgrade [Mac]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Production Premium Upgrade [Mac]
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3 Master Collection [MAC]

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