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michael_9992
12-05-2006, 08:28 AM
hey guys, i read that photoshop cs3 will be released in march-april 2007. I have photoshop, dreamweaver (but im learning code, not taking the easy road!) and I dont know if i need flash. Can you build flash sites in flash? like what can you do with it that is valuble to a site?

michael_9992
12-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Also, vector is changing normal pictures into cartoony like images isnt it?

davidj
12-05-2006, 08:45 AM
(but im learning code, not taking the easy road!)

Well done!

Can you build flash sites in flash?

Yep!
Its always a good thing that Flash ends up on the resume/CV but you can get by without it. To advertise yourself as a flash developer then you need to be really good
Also, vector is changing normal pictures into cartoony like images isnt it?
bmp's uses pixels which build the image where vectors are mathimatical points like co-ords and then filled with colour.

michael_9992
12-05-2006, 09:02 AM
lol, i still dont know what you mean. could you explain in more simpler terms lol, i aint so smart...

davidj
12-05-2006, 10:06 AM
ok

a photo (bmp, jpg, gif) image is made up of pixels (small blocks of colour)
With a detailed image of a high quality this information can be massive

Vectors however dont use pixels. They define images using mathimatical points and are made up of lines and curves to define areas of colour which is why they look cartoon like but are really small in size

the first example is a jpg. I have zoomed in on the wheel in order to see the pixels
the second example is a vector

chriskq
12-06-2006, 11:14 AM
flash isnt easy to learn either. i can do simple tweening and zoom effects etc, but i really dont kno anything about actionscripting.
Good flash developers dont even develop in flash, they use Flex as flash now adays is all actionscripting, which is a code itself.
I dont kno anyone who is a master of all 3 (html[xhtml+css+javascript], flash[actionscripting], design[photoshop+illustrator etc).. good to build your skill base up in one particular area first.
i myself would like to think i can do all three, but i am a interface developer... well thats wats on my card at work. :)

michael_9992
12-10-2006, 10:39 AM
well I think really you can learn all of those online and master them, but I dont know about flash. Photoshop you can use tuts, but my friend is really good at it and he learned just by mucking around with it and his under 14. The website stuff, well there are so many tuts on them. Thats why I got my friends to do the site, his good at photoshop, and Im ok with html, website etc. all i need now is a flash person lol then ultimate succsess.

davidj
12-10-2006, 12:31 PM
you should never rely on others to fill the gaps in your skillset. Not if you are want to get into the market as a career. How many job adverts have you seen with...

Developer wanted, must have HTML, FLASH, Photoshop Or know some mates that do.

You are probably young enough to absorb all these skills and more with the option to focus on where in the industry you want to concentrate, wether that be design or coding or if your lucky, both

if you need some flash work done or some photoshop stuff then try to do this yourself until you get the result your after.

If your not looking to take this further and earn a living from it and you think of this stuff as a hobby then forget everything i said above and remember this...

i can do any of the above so call me on...

premium rate: 0870 4534532
my fee is 750 day

michael_9992
12-11-2006, 06:11 AM
i wish i was earning 750 a day! And well its just a website and we all wanted something to do, but yer I want to get into the industry.