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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flash CS4 Professional in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Lynn Beighley, Phillip Kerman

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Chapter 2. Drawing and Painting Original Art in Flash

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS HOUR:

  • How to draw and paint in Flash

  • The difference between lines and fills

  • How to draw geometrically perfect shapes in Flash

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Believe it or not, Flash began its existence as drawing software. The creators of Flash intended to make a “more natural” drawing tool. Flash has evolved to become an animation tool and, now, even a rich application development platform. Because you are animating images, it’s convenient if you can draw these images right inside Flash.

This hour exposes you to the fundamental drawing concepts in Flash—think of it as your basic training. There’s a lot to cover, and you might find that it actually takes a little ...

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