Adobe Flash Tools With Shortcuts

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Updated: November 30, 2009

Your drawing tools should appear, by default, on the left side of the screen, as shown in this Figure. If the tools aren’t visible, you can access them by selecting Window, Tools.


The following sections look at how to draw with these tools. You’ll learn about all of them in this post, although the really advanced techniques aren’t covered until this post, “Applied Layout Techniques”. Keep in mind that some tools are grouped together. For example, the Oval tool is hidden under the Rectangle tool. You’ll have to click and hold on the Rectangle tool in order to see a drop-down list of the other tools. Also, as a way to categorize all the tools realize that some tools (such as the Pencil and Brush tools) let you create artwork, others (such as the Selection and Zoom tolls) simply help you modify or view your artwork. In the following sections you’ll learn how to create and how to edit artwork.