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1. Getting Started > 1.1. Drawing Your First Box

Drawing Your First Box

Many of Flash’s drawing tools are similar to those in other graphics programs, which means you can apply information here to other programs, but some of Flash’s tools behave in unique ways. Be aware that Flash’s drawing tools are vector based. Mastering Flash’s tools allows for precision drawing, so you’ll quickly be creating visual masterpieces worthy of international design awards (right?).

We’ll start with a method for drawing a box, which is one of the most commonly used shapes in design. If you are new to Flash, you’ll feel comfortable in no time. And if you’ve already cracked it open a few times, you’ll expand your horizons quickly.

Setting Up the File

Before we can start a design, we need to create a new Flash file:


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