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Hour 4. Applied Advanced Drawing Techniq... > Task: Use Shapes on the Canvas Level...

Task: Use Shapes on the Canvas Level to Create a Crescent

In this task you'll take advantage of Flash's single canvas level. Here are the steps to follow:

1.
Select the Oval tool, making sure your stroke color is set to a solid color; then draw a perfect circle.

2.
Select the Arrow tool and double-click the fill of the circle to select the fill and the outline.

3.
Select Edit, Copy (Ctrl+C), and Paste in Place (Ctrl+Shift+V).

4.
While the duplicate is still selected, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge it to the right, as shown in Figure 4.10.

Figure 4.10. When you nudge the duplicated circle across the top of the other, you'll be able to select and remove any area you can see.


5.
Deselect everything (by clicking a blank area on the Stage), and the shapes will “eat away” at each other.

6.
Now you can selectively click and delete the excessive portions: the fill and extra outline of the second circle. You should have a crescent shape remaining onscreen.


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