Lesson 2

Break Apart Bitmaps and Use Bitmap Fills

 

OBJECTIVE:

In this lesson, you will break apart bitmap graphics and manipulate bitmap fill graphics to create new effects.

 

Lesson:  Break apart a bitmap

  1. Verify that the gsamples.fla document is open, click File on the menu bar, point to Import, then click Import to Library
  2. Click the list arrow for the file types, click JPEG Image (*.jpg), click moon, then click Open
  3. Insert a new layer, move it to just above the background layer, then name it moon
  4. Click frame 1 on the moon layer, then drag the moon graphic symbol to the Stage
  5. Verify the moon is selected, click Modify on the menu bar, then click Break Apart
  6. Click the Selection tool, then click the Pasteboard to deselect the moon graphic
  7. Click the Lasso tool on the Tools panel, then click the Magic Wand Settings tool in the Options area of the Tools panel
  8. Click the Smoothing list arrow in the Magic Wand Settings dialog box, click Pixels, change the Threshold to 20, then click OK
  9. Click the Magic Wand tool in the Options area of the Tools panel, point to the blue background of the moon graphic, then click to select the blue background
  10. Click Edit on the menu bar, then click Cut
  11. Click the Selection tool, drag the moon graphic to the upper-right corner of the Stage, click the Pasteboard

Summary:  You broke apart and edited a bitmap graphic.

 

Lesson:  Use and edit a bitmap fill

  1. Click File on the menu bar, point to Import, click Import to Library, then open meadow.jpg
  2. Insert a new layer, move it to just below the tree1 layer on the timeline, then name it meadow
  3. Click frame 1 of the meadow layer, then drag the meadow graphic symbol from the Library panel to an empty area of the Stage
  4. Click Modify on the menu bar, then click Break Apart
  5. Click the Eyedropper tool on the Tools panel, click the meadow graphic on the Stage
    [TIP:  The Eyedropper tool lets you select a fill from an existing object so you can apply it to another object--notice the color swatch for the Fill color tool in the Tools panel displays the meadow pattern]
  6. Click the Selection tool on the Tools panel, then verify the meadow graphic on the Stage is selected
  7. Click Edit on the menu bar, then click Cut to remove the graphic from the Stage
  8. Select the Rectangle tool on the Tools panel, then set the Stroke color to No Color
  9. Draw a rectangle covering a small part of the tree trunk across the bottom of the Stage--the rectangle fills with a tiling bitmap of the meadow
  10. Save your work

Summary:  You used the Eyedropper tool to select a filll from an object, then applied the fill to another object.