Now that you have familiarized yourself with the "kitchen," it is time to start opening up a few drawers and taking a look at the tools you will have at your disposal to cook up the necessary ingredients to dish up some Flash.

From the simplest of Flash advertisements to the most exquisite of all Flash applications, all have two things in common: graphics and colors. Here you will get familiar with the basic tools to create vector graphics, apply colors, and add a little extra flavor to your creations by spicing things up a bit.

Understanding graphic types

One of the driving themes throughout this book ...

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