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:
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)
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.
Do you LOVE design? Check out FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s program for Graphic Design where you can learn all aspects of print media, including typography, digital photography and publication/layout design, and FIDM’s Digital Media program where you can learn editing, digital composition, motion graphics, 3-D modeling & animation, and sound design.