Summary:

Sun Sphere in Flash

    ●   Create a Sun with a Face.


Learn About:

Oval Tool Free Transform Tool Trace Bitmap Eraser Tool Gradients

• This tutorial is part of the Aesop's Fables and Drag and Drop Projects.

Other People's Work:

Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

                 

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Step #1: Open Your Project in Flash ~

Open YOUR PROJECT in Flash

 

 

… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …

… make a New Layer, and lock lock your other layers.


Step #2: Select the Oval Tool ~

Get the Oval Tool which is behind the Rectangle Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (o) …


Step #3: Stroke Color ~

Go to: Window > Color or hit the keyboard shortcut letters: Cmd(⌘)+Shift(⇧)+F9

+ +

… click on stroke

… and set the stroke color to none =


Step #4: Fill Color ~

Click on Fill Color

… and select Radial as the Fill Style.


Step #5: Set the Gradient Color ~

Double-Click on the "" on the left and choose an orange color.

Then do the right side of the gradient too.


The idea is to lower the Value of one side so it's a darker color, like this:

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Ooops! ~

 

 

If you add too many selectors, just drag them into space to remove …

 


Step #6: Make a Sphere

Select the Oval Tool, hold Shift down and drag out a circle.

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Holding Shift keeps it perfectly round …

Step #7: Add Eyes ~

Go online and search for cartoon eyes or cartoon eyes and mouth:

eyes

Copy the image …

… make another New Layer

eyes layer

… and paste.

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Step #8: Free Transform Tool ~

Then select the Free Transform Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (Q) …

… and shrink the eyes to fit your circle.

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Step #9: Trace Bitmap the Eyes ~

Get the Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) and select the image …

… then go to: Modify > Bitmap > Trace Bitmap.


Step #10: Delete ~

The great thing about Trace Bitmap is you can easily remove the areas you don't need by selecting them with the Selection Tool selection tool and hit Delete.

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Anything else, clean up with the Eraser Tool.

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Do the mouth and nose too!


Last Step: Save and View your work ~

View your work by hitting the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Enter cmd enter

Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.fla]

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•   ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME


  •   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.