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

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5. Complex Graphics on a Single Layer

In This Chapter

Working with Groups

Editing Groups

Controlling Stacking Order

Combining Drawing-Objects and Primitives

Creating Patterns

Practice Session

In Chapters 2 and 4, you learned to make and modify simple individual shapes from strokes (lines) and fills by using Adobe Flash Professional CS5’s drawing tools. In your movies, you’ll want to use many shapes together, and you’ll need to combine strokes and fills in complex ways. You might combine several shapes, such as ovals and rectangles, to create a robot character, for example. To work effectively with complex graphics, you must understand how multiple graphic elements—merge-shapes, drawing objects, and primitive-shapes—interact when they’re on the ...

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