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Learn How to Combine Tools to Create Detailed Curves in Macromedia Flash 8
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Now, that we have finished off that little prow piece, I think we are going to need to work on this curve right in here. This does look like a job for the pen tool to me but I am also looking at a couple of things. This little place where the bow of the boat cannot just into the prow piece up here at the front.
And also I have got a big similarity of these two curves on the front of the boat, so what I would like to do is, I would like to go up with the pen tool and create some lines that we can use for both ends, so I can use for cutting this out and also making this other line here.
All right, we are going to make ourselves ready for them. We will zoom out a little bit so we can pull our boat in. I am using a space bar for the hand tool to center it up and what I also do, now this is kind of common if you are going to try to separate layers but also if I want to keep things separate temporarily, I am going to make another temporary layer here and I am going to use that to draw my pen tool in.
Now, one thing you will notice when you are working with the pen tool and you are mixing it with some other natural drawing elements, is the pen tool may want to snap on to and grab some of this other points. So, it is going to be really helpful for me to use the layers here and actually lock that original layer with all the graphics we did on the prow piece, and I am going to change the color just so that we can see that difference here. I am just going to use a kind of bright green color. I am going with the neons so that they stand out on my background.
Okay, so I have locked layer seven and that will keep me from dropping in and hitting any of these other pieces. In fact, I might even go ahead and hide it just because we will not be needing it for right now.
Now, this is going to be some pretty ordinary pen tool drawing. I am just going to trace around the lines of the boat and see if we can get the boat dropped in there. So, there you got that. Back into the hull, I’ve got a long gentle curve. Now, here is one of those areas that I really want to pull my line up like this just to match the back curve. I want to make sure that I have got a smooth line on the boat.
Now in our earlier pen practice, I would have gone and cleaned that up. I am manipulating the handles using the sub select tool but I am just going to keep going. We will come back to that a little bit later.
Now up to the front of the boat and we should be able to kind of pull that around, so we have got the shape we want. Now we will zoom right into this area and we will continue on our journey. I will click to regain my position there and see where we were up like this. I am going to fix my corner in a second but I will come right down here and start working on that front part of the boat. I will even go down to this part while I manage I have to move things around.
Okay, so I have got that curve pretty much the way I want it. Now it might be a good time to switch off to my sub select tool. We will go in here and I will use my Option or Alt key once again to grab and make right corner. It does look like I missed a corner of the boat, so while I am at it, I will go ahead and pull that in, make a couple of little adjustments and I am ready to zoom back out to finish off the rest.
I can reconnect up to my curve and we will restart just like before and let us see. I think a point here right around that curve of the boat will be good and I cannot quite see that edge, so I will drag it on in. I will go ahead and close my curve up.
Now, this is almost my boat but I still kind of have these two areas lacking. Now as we said before when we were working with the pen tool, your inclination is to go up and grab that sub selection tool but remember this is a vector just like all of our natural drawing tool vectors as well. I could switch over to the selection tool, go right up to these curves that we drew before and even though they have been drawn up with the pen tool, this does not stop me from using the normal selection tool from modifying them like I have some other curves.