- 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
- Understanding Selections
- 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
- Transforming Gradient Fills
- Cutting and Pasting Graphics Between Layers
- Working with Graphics on Different Layers
- Distributing Graphics to Layers
- Working With Object Drawing
Using Snap Align
Snap Align is a new feature that enables dynamic alignment of art and objects on the Stage. Simply drag an object on the Stage and dashed lines appear that aid you in aligning to the edge or center vertices of other objects on the Stage. In the Edit Snapping dialog box you can enable and disable snap options, set the distance objects to be from the movie borders and from each other before they snap, and save the settings as default (). Additionally, you can choose to snap objects to edges or vertical and horizontal centers. Using the Snap Align feature enables you to lay out artwork more precisely and dynamically.
Enable Snap Align
- Click the View menu, point to Snapping, and then click Snap Align.
A check mark appears next to the menu item when Snap Align is enabled.
- Drag an object on the Stage.
Depending on the behaviors set in the Snap Align Settings dialog box, gray dashed lines appear when the edges or center vertices of objects move to within a certain pixel distance.
Configure Snap Align and Save Defaults
- Click the View menu, point to Snapping, and then click Edit Snapping.
- Select the snap check box options you want to turn on ().
- Click Advanced.
- Select from the following options:
- Movie Border. Enter a value for the distance an object needs to be before it will snap to the boundaries of the movie (in pixels).
- Snap Tolerance. Enter a value for horizontal and vertical edge tolerance (in pixels).
- Center Alignment. Select the check boxes to center alignment on horizontal or vertical vertices or both.
- To make the snap align setting the default for future use, click Save Default.
- Click OK.