Join Anastasia McCune for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the new Width tool, part of Flash CC 2013 New Features.
…The new width tool allows you to create a stroke with a variable width.…You can also save a variable width as a profile.…And then apply that profile to strokes created with other tools.…Now let me show you what that means.…So the width tool is this one here.…In the Tools panel, underneath the Eraser.…To demonstrate how it works, I'm just going to draw a straight line.…Just a regular vertical line.…And I'll select it with my arrow.…And bump it up to maybe 30.…So we can really see what's going on with the width here.…
So the first thing to show you is this new width drop-down here.…If you drop it open, you can see all these different width profiles that exist.…As I cycle through them, you can see that it changes…the actual width of the line to look like the profile.…So, those are the presets.…You can also create and save your own…custom variables widths by using the width tool.…So to do that, make sure that you have your line selected.…And then grab the width tool.…Or just use the hot key of U.…And when I do that, you can see that I've got…
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- Distributing and swapping multiple symbols and bitmaps
- Managing properties for multiple layers at once
- Scaling content to predefined anchor points
- Exporting video and animation
- Working with the HTML5 Canvas document type
- Using Cross-File Find and Replace
- Testing and debugging on iOS
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/05/2013. What changed?
A: We updated six movies and added two new ones on the new HTML5 Canvas document type and some updated publish settings for AIR 3.8 for Android.
Q: This course was updated on 6/18/2014. What changed?
A: We added nine new movies, covering changes to the Flash interface and features that were reintroduced to Flash CC, as well as HTML Canvas integration and the new Width and Motion Editor tools.