• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Intersections

In addition to reshaping, Flash offers another useful feature for creating custom images: A graphic can be subtracted from another graphic. Basically, this means that you can create images with holes in them. This is accomplished by creating two graphics in the same layer, dragging one on top of the other, and then deleting the top one. For example, if you want to make a doughnut shape, you can create two filled circles, one much larger than the other, and then move the smaller one to the center of the large one and deselect both. Finally, select the small circle and delete it, and you are left with a large filled circle with a hole in it. As soon as the top one is deselected, it erases anything that was underneath it. It can then be moved or deleted, and empty space remains. Also, if the top graphic went all the way across the bottom one, the bottom one is now in two separate pieces. Figure 5–13 should make this more clear.

Figure 5-13. Intersecting two shapes



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint