Creating graphic symbols


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Creating graphic symbols

You can create a symbol in Flash in two ways. You can create a symbol based on artwork that you already have or you can create an empty symbol and put artwork into it. In this movie, we'll take a look at both of those methods for creating symbols. On the Stage here, I have a flower. I'll select the whole thing by clicking- and-dragging with the Selection tool to create a selection area around the whole flower. I will release my mouse button. You see that the shape is made up of many different drawing objects. So, I'll take this and convert it to a symbol by going to Modify > Convert to Symbol.

Notice that the keyboard shortcut is F8. I definitely recommend memorizing this keyboard shortcut because this is one of the most common that you will use when you are working in Flash. So, F8 to convert your selection to a symbol. For the Name, I'll type a symbol name. Typically, it's best to avoid spaces when you are creating symbols. You always want to avoid the special characte...

Creating graphic symbols
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Creating graphic symbols provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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Flash Professional
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