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Chapter 3. Modifying Simple Graphics > Reorienting Graphic Elements

Reorienting Graphic Elements

Flash lets you rotate, flip, and skew selected elements. You can either manipulate elements freely with the arrow tool's rotate modifier or use a variety of commands to do the job with more precision.

To flip a graphic element:

1.
Select the element you want to flip.

2.
To reorient the element so that it spins 180 degrees around its vertical central axis like a weather vane, from the Modify menu, choose Transform > Flip Horizontal (Figure 3.60).

Figure 3.60. The Modify > Transform menu offers commands for flipping graphic elements vertically and horizontally. It also offers commands for rotating an element in 90-degree increments both clockwise and counterclockwise.


3.
To reorient the element so that it spins 180 degrees around its horizontal central axis like a Rolodex file, from the Modify menu, choose Transform > Flip Vertical.

Figure 3.61 shows the results of the two types of flipping.

Figure 3.61. The result of flipping an element using the Flip commands in the Modify > Transform menu.



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