Showing, hiding, and locking layers


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Showing, hiding, and locking layers

Using the tools in the Timeline, you can show Hide and Lock layers to help you work more efficiently in Flash. To do that, look under the icons of the Eye and the Lock in the Timeline. Below those icons you'll see a dot for each layer. So we have a dot for each layer under the Eye and then a dot for the Lock. The dot for the Eye shows and hides the layer, the dot for the Lock, locks and unlocks the layer. So over the plant layer if I click under the Eye, it will hide the plant, you will see a red X showing you that layer is hidden.

If I click again, Flash will show the plant. The Lock icon enables you to lock artwork down so it cannot be edited. So let's say I wanted to make it so I can't move the plant around. So right now I can click-and-drag and edit the plant however I want. But if I click the Lock icon and I try to mess with the plant, I can't do it. I am just messing with artwork behind the plant or in front of the plant. Another feature about showing, hiding and lo...

Showing, hiding, and locking layers
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Showing, hiding, and locking layers 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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