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Summary:

Snowman in Flash

    ●   Learn to manipulate simple shapes and give them depth by adding gradient glow to the objects.


Learn About:

Radial GradientGradient Transform ToolFill & Stroke Free Transform Tool

• This tutorial is part of the Aesop's Fables Project but can be used for any Flash project.

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Step #1: Open Your Project in Flash ~

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


Step #2: Color ~

Go to: Window > Color or hit: Shift (⇧) + Cmd (⌘) + F9 shift key f9

… click Fill Color

… and select Radial in the Fill Style.


Step #3: Color Selector ~

Double-Click on the color selector and select a snowman color for that gradient.


Step #4: Other Side ~

Now do the the other side - pick a darker color and lower the Value of the color like this:

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

 



Step #5: Draw a Circle with the Oval~

Drag a circle with the Oval Tool.

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Step #6: Adjust the Circle ~

Double-Click the circle to select both the Stroke and the Fill …

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

… and squeeze the shape a little.

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Step #7: Adjust the Gradient ~

Select the Gradient Transform Tool by hitting the keyboard shortcut letter: (f) …

 

… click and drag the Gradient to adjust.

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Step #8: Copy the Shape ~

Right-Click, copy and paste the shape, and adjust with the Free Transform Tool

… and again with the head.


Step #9: Eyes, Nose and Mouth ~

Make a New Layer and call it Face …

… draw some darker circles for eyes and mouth.

Change your Fill Colors to look orange or whatever colors you want for the nose and mouth.

Draw a nose shape and tweek the shape using the Selection Tool selection tool

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Step #10: Hat and Background ~

Lastly, add a hat and background using the Brush Toolor whatever way you want …

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Last Step: Save and Attach Your Work ~

Save & Attach your file - and continue working …