Intro to Fireworks
Brightness and Contrast
Dodge and Burn
Although Flash is an incredibly versatile program, it does have limits. If you want to make detailed edits to a bitmap image, you will have to turn to a different piece of software - like Photoshop or Fireworks. I want to start with Fireworks, because it has a really quick learning curve.
For this project, let's work toward a photographic demonstration that looks something like this: