Use Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 to Transform Your Static Creative Projects into Interactive Design

Have you checked out the Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 software? Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ is part of the Adobe Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium and is a new user friendly interaction design tool that allows designers to transform Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Fireworks® artwork into expressive, fully interactive projects without writing code, and leverage the reach and consistency of the Adobe Flash Platform.

For some great examples of how this new tool can be utilized, you can’t miss:

Summit Video Tutorial for Flash Catalyst

This video featuring brand managers Peter Markatos and Tyler Moore discussing how they developed a Website to promote SUMMIT (a 9-day intensive program geared towards positively enriching design students) using  Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™. (Click here)

Web Buttons by Triboro

Web Buttons by Triboro 277  Web Buttons designed by Triboro. All of these buttons become animated when your mouse rolls over the static images. Check it out here.

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This interactive Website showcasing Wonderland, a one-of-a-kind book highlighting a decade of great works presented by the Washington D.C. Ballet, designed by Design Army (an award-winning graphic design studio located in Washington, D.C., founded by Jake and Pum Lefebure), in collaboration with photographer Cade Martin. The Website gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Wonderland with animated sketches, before-and-after examples of retouched photographs, and videos of the photo shoots that made Wonderland come to life. Check it out here.

Read more about the designer’s thoughts behind using Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 how HOW Magazine: HOW Design – Adobe: Working with Flash Catalyst

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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