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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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2. Creating Simple Graphics

In This Chapter

Touring the Tools

Creating Solid Colors and Gradients

Working with Swatches

Setting Fill Attributes

Setting Stroke Attributes

Making Geometric Shapes

Creating Free-form Shapes

Adding Strokes and Fills

Practice Session

Adobe Flash Professional CS5 offers natural drawing tools that imitate the feel of working on paper with a pencil or brush; geometric-shape tools that create predefined shapes; and a pen tool that lets you draw with precision, using Bézier curves.

These tools let you create three types of shapes. Tools set to Merge Drawing mode create raw shapes—shapes that interact with other raw shapes on the same layer (you’ll learn about shape interactions in Chapter 5). Tools set to Object Drawing ...

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