Lines and Borders in Flash
● Lines in Flash - probably unlike any other Adobe products you're familiar with, but interesting none-the-less.
● There are many variations possible, and it can be an easy way to liven up the look of your interface.
✓ Stroke Lines in Flash✓ Manipulate Lines
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Flash ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in Flash …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
✗… whatever project you're working on, create a New Layer, and lock your other layers.
✗ Call the new layer "Lines" or "frame" or something to describe it.
Step #2: Line Size And Color ~
✗ Get the Line Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (N) …
✗ … set the Stroke color that matches your composition …
✗ … set the Stroke size here too.
Step #3: Stroke Style ~
✗ Click the Edit stroke style button …
✗ … and search through the different styles and choose one:
Step #4: Stroke Style ~
✗ Make some lines in the shape of a frame around the outside of your composition.
✗ Connect the Lines and watch them Snap to each other …
Step #5: Adjust the Lines ~
✗ Click the Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (V) …
✗ … now you can adjust the lines.
✗ Flash is great for drawing because the lines can be moved easily.
Step #6: Symbol ~
✗ Double-click on the line so the whole thing is selected …
✗ … hit F8 and turn the line into a Movie Clip.
Step #7: Filters ~
✗ Open Filters in the properties menu …
✗ … add Bevel & Drop Shadow …
✗ … and any other Filters that look good.
Step #8: Paint Behind ~
✗ Select the Brush Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (B) …
✗ … click the Brush Mode button and select Paint Behind for the Brush Mode …
✗ … also, you can raise the Brush here also:
Step #9: Paint Borders ~
✗ Now you can add background colors and anything else you like without disturbing your lines.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.fla]
✗ Attach it!
• ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.