CHAPTER 3

Drawing Shapes in Flash

Flash comes with a variety of drawing tools that enable you to create a wide range of artwork for your rich media content.

  • Drawing standard shapes
  • Understanding merge vs. object drawing
  • Drawing primitive shapes
  • Drawing polygonal or star shapes with the PolyStar tool
  • Making artsy shapes with the Deco tool
  • Drawing other shapes
  • Working with color in Flash

Drawing Standard Shapes

Rectangles and ovals are two of the standard Flash shapes you can use to create basic artwork, or you can combine them to form more intricate drawings.

On the Flash Tools panel clicking the arrow on the basic shapes tool button displays a drop-down with five possible selections (see Figure 3.1). The first item listed (and the default tool ...

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