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Drawing Shapes with the Rectangle and Oval Tools

The Flash Toolbar includes several tools for quickly creating simple geometric vector shapes. They are easy to use; you just click and drag on the Stage to create the shapes. The Rectangle tool creates rectangles with square or rounded sides. The Oval tool creates circular shapes such as ovals and circles. These shapes can be comprised of Strokes, which are lines that surround and define the shape, Fills, which are a color or texture inside the shape, or both. You can create two types of shapes: Drawing or Primitive. Drawing, or standard, shapes are self contained; the stroke and fill of a shape are not separate elements, while Primitive shapes (New!) are separate elements.

Draw with the Oval Tool

  • circle1.jpg Click the Oval or Oval Primitive tool in the Toolbar.
  • circle2.jpg Select a Stroke and Fill Color from the Colors area of the Toolbar.
  • circle3.jpg Click and drag on the Stage, and then release the mouse.
  • circle4.jpg In the Properties Inspector, change the values you want.

Draw with the Rectangle Tool

  • circle1.jpg Click the Rectangle or Rectangle Primitive tool in the Toolbar.
  • circle2.jpg Select a Stroke and Fill color from the Colors area of the Toolbar.
  • circle3.jpg Click and drag on the Stage, and then release the mouse.
  • circle4.jpg In the Properties Inspector, change the values you want.

Draw a Rounded Rectangle

  • circle1.jpg Click the Rectangle or Rectangle Primitive tool in the Toolbar.
  • circle2.jpg Enter a value for the corner radius in the Properties Inspector (New!).
  • circle3.jpg To create an exact size rectangle shape, select the shape, enter the width and height values in the Properties Inspector (New!).
  • circle4.jpg Click and drag on the Stage, and then release the mouse.
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