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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Distorting Bitmaps

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AS A DESIGNER and animator,s I find that one of the most frequently used tools in Flash is the Free Transform tool. It is the most multifaceted tool in the toolbox and will prove to be critical to the transformation and distortion of objects and then some.

Free Transform is the tool to use when you want to scale, rotate, shear and distort your images. Free Transform is also used to edit the center point of instances of symbols. You can use Free Transform to transform imported bitmaps or graphics created with the Flash drawing tools.

There are a variety of modifier keys to be used with the Free Transform tool that allow you to ...

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