Flash Drawing Homework (Due before class on 9/13)

Stop Sign

Use this photograph as a guide for your Flash drawing.

1. Create this image from scratch in Flash. The sky, the stop sign and the lettering on the stop sign should all be exactly the same color that they are in the photograph. When you’re finished, upload a screenshot as part of your Homework blog posting. Include two or three sentences explaining how you did this.

2. Use the pen tool to outline basic shapes. First, download this exercise file from TLEARN. Using the pen tool, trace the outline of Lisa Simpson’s head. (Note: You will have to turn on the onion skin feature to see the shape of Lisa Simpson’s face. See Appendix One at the bottom of this posting.) After the object is traced, fill it with a solid color, and upload a screenshot to the same Homework blog posting. Include two or three sentences explaining how you did this and sharing your thoughts on the pen tool. Please do not spend more than thirty minutes on this question. Just post a screenshot of whatever you’ve created.

3. Use the align commands to control placement of items on the stage. First, download this exercise file from TLEARN. Using the align commands, distribute icons evenly around the outside of the stage (e.g. five items should be top-aligned near the top of the stage, with equal space in between, five items should be left-aligned near the left of the stage, with equal space in between, etc.). When you are finished, upload a screenshot to your Homework blog along with one or two sentences describing how you did this.

4. In your own words, explain the difference between “merge drawing” and “object drawing” modes. Supplement your explanation by visually illustrating the difference in an original screenshot. (No more than one paragraph.)

5.Explain the difference between vector graphics and bitmap graphics. In your own words, what do you think is the difference between vector graphics and bitmap graphics? Why is this important? (No more than one paragraph.)

Appendix A. Images Explaining the Onion Skin Option for Question #2.

No Onion

Flash interface before onion skin is turned on.

Onion Icon

Turn on the onion skin to reveal contents of adjacent frame

After Onion

This is what it will look like after the onion skin is turned on. Now, you can begin tracing with the pen tool.

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