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Changing Drawing Settings

The Drawing category 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. You can exercise greater control over your drawing or allow Flash to perform corrections and adjustments as you draw. You can customize the way you use Pen tools, draw connecting lines and smooth curves, and recognize lines and shapes.

Change the Drawing Settings

  1. Click the Flash (Mac) or Edit (Win) menu, and then click Preferences.
  2. Click the Drawing category.
  3. Specify the drawing option you want:

    • Pen Tool options. Select check boxes to show pen preview, solid points, and precise cursors.
    • Connect Lines. Determines how close the ends of any two lines need to be before Flash connects them. It controls when a line is converted into a perfectly straight line.
    • Smooth Curves. Determines the amount of smoothing applied to a drawn line. The lower the smoothing applied, the closer the line appears to what you have drawn.
    • Recognize Lines. Defines how straight a 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 it’s recognized.
    • IK Bone Tool. Automatically sets the transformation point. (New!)
  4. Click OK.

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