Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flash pen tool

Flash drawing can be very hard at times. So I suggest you use the pen tool to make curved lines and make it look much better. With the regular drawing tool it can make it look messy at times, or generic. Notice how a lot of flash animations have the same exact drawing style? That's because almost everyone who makes flash animations always use the same drawing tool. If you want to spice it up a bit I HIGHLY suggest you don't use that. To use the pen tool all you do is click at one point, then at another, but on the 2nd point hold the let mouse button down and drag to make a nice curve. You can do this as many times as you want to make your characters look more original. Although the drawing tool still can make more funny cartoonish animation (take Eddsworld for example) the pen tool will usually make everything look more professional.

7 comments:

  1. This is brilliant. I've always had trouble being able to create that perfect brush stroke with flash. I'll try this technique, thanks a bunch. ~ Bird

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  2. you should post some of your art. I like art a lot but my ability is pretty much acrylic paint abstract nonsense on canvas. It's fun to do it though )

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  3. very good tips, thank you

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  4. very good tips..

    im following you since now

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  5. Whew, the pen tool has always been difficult for me.

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  6. Thanks, this little trick is a lifesaver.

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