Beep Beep Car Tutorial
Part 4

 

 

Using the Pencil Tool

You use the Pencil tool to draw freehand shapes. You need to draw a tree trunk and a treetop to create a tree.

Create a Tree Trunk

  1. Choose View > Snapping from the menu. Deselect all Snap options
  2. Select the Pencil tool.

  3. Click on the Stroke color box and select brown as the stroke color.
  4. On the Modifier panel, select the Smooth option. This option rounds the corners of your drawing.

  5. Draw the tree trunk.

  6. Select the Paint Bucket tool. You use the Paint Bucket tool to fill enclosed areas with color.
  7. Click on the Fill color box and select brown as the fill color.

  8. Click inside the trunk to fill the trunk with color.

Note: If your tree trunk does not fill with color, you might have gaps. To close the gaps, click on the Gap Size modifier and choose Close Large Gaps.

Create the Tree Top

  1. Select the Pencil tool.
  2. Click on the Stroke color box and select green as the stroke color.
  3. Click on the Fill color box and select green as the fill color.
  4. Draw a treetop like the one shown here.

                     

          1. Select the Paint Bucket tool.
          2. Click inside the treetop to fill the treetop with color.

          Create the Tree

          1. Choose the Selection tool.
          2. Double-click on the treetop.
          3. Drag the treetop over the tree trunk.

          Grouping

          Flash views the tree as two objects, the treetop and the tree trunk. Now you will group the treetop and the tree trunk to make the tree a single object. Then you will turn the tree into a symbol.

          1. Choose the Selection tool.
          2. Use the Selection tool to create a rectangle around the tree. This selects all of the tree.
          3. Choose Modify > Group from the menu to make the treetop and the tree trunk a single object.
          4. Choose Modify > Convert to Symbol from the menu.
          5. Type Tree in the Name field.
          6. Select Graphic as the Behavior type.
          7. Click on OK. The tree should appear in the Library.
          8. Press the Delete key to remove the tree from the Stage.