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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Drawing with Basic Shapes

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IF YOU PLAYED with Lego building blocks when you were a kid, you may find this drawing style familiar (or at least intuitive). You’ll use several basic shapes and then connect them together. This technique requires breaking down each body part of the character into basic building blocks using the Rectangle and Oval tools. It’s a fast and efficient way to simplify the character into manageable sections while achieving a very professional cartoon style.

Here, we will use shapes to cut in to other shapes. This is a very useful technique for cutting holes out of objects as well as altering the edges of shapes. Of course these ...

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