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There are lot's of different ways to use the preset shapes tool. I'm going
to show just a few.
colour palette usually determines how the shape will look unless you have
Retain as Style checked.
a new canvas. I made mine 500x500 transparent
Click on the preset shapes tool then go to the tool options box
First we're just going to have anti alias checked, line width set at 3 and
solid line style
your colour palette, set the foreground (top styles box) box to NULL and the
background box (bottom styles box) to a solid colour, pattern or gradient of
Click on the little arrow at the side of the picture window and a drop down
menu will open. Choose a shape. I chose a flower
click on the new canvas and keeping the mouse button pressed, drag the
flower shape to the size you want it.
added an inner bevel to the flower using the following settings
we're going to make another shape but this time in the tool options box
click on Retain Style
doesn't matter what you have in your colour palette now because the shape
will be made as it is shown in the tool options window.
a new canvas and make your shape.
a new canvas and this time we're going to create a shape as a vector
the shape on the new canvas and you will see it has a box round it. The box
also has little squares in the middle of each line and on each corner. It
also has one in the middle
you create something as a vector you can squash it using the little squares.
Move your mouse over the squares and you will see it turns into a double
the squares around, play with them to see what they do.
square in the middle rotates the shape. Move your mouse over the middle
square and you will see it it changes to a curved arrow. Press the left
mouse button and rotate the shape.
you've got the shape to how you want it go to the layer palette and right
click on the vector layer
Click on Promote to layer
the next one we're going to use the ellipse shape
the tick out of the retain style box and just have anti alias ticked
change the line width to 10
open a new canvas and draw an oval. I added the same inner bevel as above
you click on the little connecting arrow on your colour palette to change
your foreground colour to your background colour you will get a solid oval
added a tube and some text to the open oval I made
way to learn about preset shapes is to play around with the settings and the
foreground and background colour boxes.
the sig tag above I Copied the first flower I made into Animation Shop and
added rotate colours then added a doll
I have a tutorial
HERE to show you how to add text (or a
doll) to an animation
hope you enjoyed this tutorial
Tutorial written by Shell © 2003