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Reshaping

Drawing shapes freehand to achieve the effect you desire can be very difficult. It is often easier to draw a rough approximation of the desired shape and then manipulate it into the final image. Flash provides a very simple way to modify shapes and lines.

So far, you have used the Arrow tool to select, resize, rotate, and move graphic objects. It is also used to reshape graphics. To try it out, open Flash and draw something. Switch to the Arrow tool. Do not click on the graphic, but instead move the cursor to the edge of the graphic. The cursor will change to look like one of the two cursors shown in Figure 5–1. At this point, if you click, hold, and drag the edge of your graphic, you will reshape it. The curve under the arrow means that you will be moving a curve, the angle means that you are at a corner or endpoint. In this section, you will be creating and reshaping graphics for the splash screen.


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