In the previous chapter, we handed you a bunch of movieclips and graphics and essentially said, "Here, you toss them on the stage." In this chapter, we start digging into how those objects were created. In fact, you are going to be drawing trees, creating venetian blinds, and playing with Chinese dancers and T-shirts, among other things. We will be looking at the Illustrator and Photoshop File Importers, and also playing with JPG and GIF images.
Here's what we'll cover in this chapter:
Understanding Flash graphic fundamentals
Using the drawing tools
Working with fills, strokes, and gradients
Managing and working with color
Working with bitmap images
Importing images into Flash, including Fireworks, Illustrator, and ...