Getting to Know the Work Area

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Getting to Know the Work Area

Getting to Know the Work Area

Some of the most important elements in the Flash work area are labeled on the graphic below:

  1. Tools: Includes frequently used tools such as selection tools, drawing tools, and text tools.
  2. Panels: Flash includes more than 20 panels that offer detailed control of objects, animation, and more. Most are disabled until a document is open. Here are some of the most important panels:
    1. Properties: a context-based panel which that properties of any selected object.
    2. Library: a collection of reusable objects called "Symbols."
    3. Align: allows many ways to align objects to each other or the stage.
  3. Timeline: a set of layers similar to Photoshop plus frames that span time.
  4. Change Workspace: allows for quick changes between different layout options.
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