- Changing Drawing Settings
- Drawing with the Line Tool
- Drawing with the Pencil Tool
- Drawing Shapes with the Rectangle and Oval Tools
- Using the Polystar Tool
- Selecting Strokes with the Arrow Tool
- Selecting Strokes and Fills with the Arrow Tool
- Making Selections with the Lasso Tool
- Zooming In and Out with the Magnifying Glass
- Moving Around with the Hand Tool
- Displaying Rulers
- Using Grids and Guides
- Modifying Grid and Guide Settings
- Using Snap Align
- Changing Stroke and Fill Colors
- Creating Custom Colors
- Editing Strokes with the Ink Bottle
- Editing Fills with the Paint Bucket
- Editing Strokes and Fills with the Eyedropper
- Creating Gradients
- Using the Fill Lock
- Using Paint Brush Modes
- Drawing with the Pen Tool
- Drawing Curves with the Pen Tool
- Modifying Shapes with the Arrow Tool
- Modifying Shapes with the Sub-Selection Tool
- Using the Free Transform Tool
- Using Transform Options for Shapes
- Cutting and Pasting Graphics Between Layers
- Working with Graphics on Different Layers
- Distributing Graphics to Layers
Changing Drawing Settings
The Editing tab on the Preferences dialog box contains a number of drawing settings that control the sensitivity and behavior of Flash's drawing tools. Make changes to the tolerance levels for smoothing or straightening, set the sensitivity for line and shape recognition, or fine-tune snapping. In each case, you can exercise greater control over your drawing or allow Flash to perform corrections and adjustments as you draw.
Change the Drawing Settings
Click the Flash (Professional) (Mac) or Edit (Win) menu, and then click Preferences.
Click the Editing tab.
Click any of the Drawing Settings to adjust options:
Connect Lines. Determines how close the ends of any two lines need to be before Flash connects them. It also controls how straight a line has to be before it's converted into perfectly straight lines.
Smooth Curves. Determines the amount of smoothing applied to a drawn line when Smooth or Straighten modes are used. The lower the smoothing applied, the closer the line appears to what you have drawn.
Recognize Lines. Defines how a straight line drawn with the Pencil tool must be before it's converted into a perfectly straight line.
Recognize Shapes. Sets how precise simple geometric shapes must be drawn before they are detected as shapes.
Click Accuracy. Determines how near to a shape the pointer must be before Flash recognizes it.