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Learn How to Draw with the Rectangle Tool in Macromedia Flash 8
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Our little hillside is starting to take shape. I think it is time for us to take a look at a couple of other tools in here. I think what I would like to do is I would like to put a little house on top of the hill. So, I am going to zoom in a little bit and just position my hill up and this will give us a great chance to use some tools that will be very familiar to everyone. I am going to take a look at the rectangle tool and the oval tool. Now, look at these ones. It is not going to be a big surprise what these tools make. But, when we take a look at the options, there is probably one big important difference from this tool than the other tools. Every other tool that we have seen draws either strokes or fills, paintbrush, paint bucket tool. This particular tool has a capacity of drawing both at the same time. That is important because as you go selecting things, we do not want it to be a big surprise that you actually left behind several objects in here. So, I am going to set both my colors. Now, I am going to do a little yellow house here on the hill and I am going to put a little brown stroke around the outside of it so we could see both of them going on. And, we will go ahead and we will draw our square. But as we said, we are going to see both strokes and fills on this little square that we put here and the same thing is going to apply if I double click, I am going to get all the strokes around the outside. If I single click on the fill, I get the fill, double click, I am going to get the fills in and the strokes.
So, we kind of want to be aware that we do have several objects dropped in here. It is very common for people to make the rectangle or oval object. It is going to work in the same way and grab just a fill and pull it off and you leave things hanging off in here. That is going to be common. In fact, you might want to undo that for right now. But, we want to be aware of what we are making as we built these in. These are still vectors so I could tweak this house out a little bit. I wanted to be in front of the house and I kind of pull it in here a little bit. I will even give it a little roof. Just like any other vector, I can use my control key or option key on the Mac and create a little corner point where there was not one before. We will give it the roof of the house there or I could just pull in on the curve and give it a little bowing. And, we have got whatever we need to have for our house structure going in there with rectangles.
Now, I am going to draw another rectangle. We are going to need a few more in here to put a house together. I think I will build one for a door real quick. We will use the same settings but I will change the fill color to orange and let me pick out my rectangle tool. We will make a nifty little door here. And of course, I want to tweak it a little bit just so it fits in with our cartoon house theme. Now, it is a good point to mention if you are working with your drawing and you are trying some other things, do not be too worried if you see something like this. If I click on that door that we just made and pull it out, you might notice that it actually cut out part of your house that you might have been working on or any project that you were drawing on top of. We are going to deal with that very quickly in another lesson but I am just going to undo that so I can put it right back where it was and that is actually what I would recommend until we cover that little feature of the program. Just undo, it gets you back to where you were and so you can practice on just the settings of these tools themselves. That will kind of get us set up in there. I could not move my door corner until I had the door unselected. That is another point that I think should be made so that if you do have something selected, you will not get any of those modification tools for changing curves or changing corner points until you do select them as well.
Now, we mentioned that our rectangle tool is going to make strokes and fills. It has got one additional feature that is related to that. I want to put a little detail on the doors so let me zoom in on the door here a little bit. I would like to add a little brown stroke outline for some door panels in here. Now, here is a place where it probably would not hurt if I made a fill color of orange in here but I really only want the stroke. I do not want the fill. If you do make a rectangle with stroke and fill, you could always get rid of the stroke by double clicking and deleting it and get rid of that. If I just want a stroke or a fill on a rectangle, I have one additional setting in the colors and that is you will notice I have this little red flash here, I can set that up. And, with this setting on, my rectangle tool will only make a stroke and it will not make a fill.
Now that will help me out right in this here because that is all I really want. I want a couple of little funky door panels. I am going to kind of tweak them out a little bit. But, you can see, I just made a stroke and I did not get a fill. Now, it is worthwhile pointing out that if we take some of this other tools in here and take a look at the settings for them, like for instance the brush tool, if you are using a tool that only makes strokes, you can see that the stroke color gets selected for you. And, there is not an option there for no stroke or no fill in this case because you cannot make a brush stroke with no fill that you would end up with nothing. So, that option really is only going to appear for you when you are choosing one of these special tools that actually have the capacity to make both. And, while we are at it, you can see that these same setting is up here in strokes in case you wanted to make just a fill and not a stroke.