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FLASH User Interface
Drawing Tools
Study Guide
8th Grade Technology | Wakefield Middle School
When creating a new FLASH DOCUMENT
PROJECT FILE: (
.fla )
File Types
The master project file format.
Referred to “project file” and/or “production file”
.fla stand for FLAsh
MOVIE FILE: (
.swf )
The movie file format.
Referred to “published file” and/or “optimized file”
.swf stand for Small Web File
FLASH - USER INTERFACE
Timeline
Edit Bar
Work
Area
Stage
Tools
Property Inspector
Panels
Toolbar
Selection (V)
Free Transform (Q)
Subselect (A)
Lasso (L)
Pen (P)
Text (T)
Line (N)
Shape (R, O)
Pencil (Y)
Ink Bottle (S)
Brush (B)
Paint Bucket (K)
Eyedropper (I)
Eraser (E)
Hand (H)
Zoom (M)
Stroke Color
Fill Color
Black & White
Tool Options
No Color
Swap Color
LINES:
Are created with the
Pencil, Pen and Line tools
STROKES:
FILLS:
Are the outlines that are
created using the Shape tools
( Rectangles and Ovals )
Are created using the
Brush and Paint Bucket tools
FILLS can be created without or with STROKES around them
LINES and STROKES are independent of any FILLS
TIMELINE:
Controls and displays all of the static and
moving elements of your Flash projects
PLAYHEAD:
LAYERS:
Layers represent
the depth of the
objects in your movie
Indicates which frame in the
timeline is currently displayed
on the stage
FRAMES:
Frames represent
how they change
over time

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