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Chapter 3. Modifying Simple Graphics > Modifying Fill Colors

Modifying Fill Colors

Flash provides two methods for modifying the color of an existing fill. You can use the paint-bucket tool to apply the current fill settings to an unselected fill shape, or you can select the fill shape on the Stage and then choose a new fill color via the fill-color box in the Color Mixer panel, the Toolbox, or the Property Inspector.

To change fill color with the paint-bucket tool and Color Mixer panel:

1.
In the Toolbox, select the paint-bucket tool, or press K.

Modifiers for fills appear in the Options section of the Toolbox (Figure 3.86).

Figure 3.86. The paint-bucket tool lets you modify fills without first selecting them.


2.
In the Color Mixer panel, set the following attributes:

  • From the Fill Style menu, choose Solid.

  • Click the fill-color box, and choose a new color from the swatch set.

The fill-color boxes in both the Color Mixer and the Toolbox display the selected color, and the paint bucket is ready to apply the new fill color.

3.
Click the paint bucket’s hot spot (the tip of the drip of paint) somewhere inside the fill you want to change.

The shape fills with the new color (Figure 3.87).

Figure 3.87. Clicking a fill with the paint bucket applies whatever color is selected in the fill-color box. Use this technique to change existing unselected fills.



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