Chapter 2. Creating Simple Graphics

This chapter teaches you to use Adobe Flash CS3 Professional’s drawing tools to create basic shapes from lines and areas of color—in Flash terminology, strokes and fills. Flash offers natural drawing tools that imitate the feel of working on paper with a pencil or brush; geometric-shape tools that create predefined shapes; and a pen tool that lets you draw with precision, using Bézier curves.

These tools let you create three types of shapes. Tools set to Merge Drawing mode create raw shapes—shapes that interact with other raw shapes on the same layer (you’ll learn about shape interactions in Chapter 5). Tools set to Object Drawing mode create editable shapes that don’t interact with other shapes. Flash CS3 ...

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