- Setting Selection Preferences
- Selecting Lines with the Selection Tool
- Selecting Fills with the Selection Tool
- Using a Selection Rectangle
- Using the Lasso Tool
- Deselecting Elements
- Repositioning Elements Manually
- Repositioning Elements Numerically
- Basic Editing Tasks: Cut, Copy, Paste
- Editing Existing Elements with Assistance
- Moving End Points with the Selection Tool
- Moving Points with the Subselection Tool
- Reshaping Curves with the Selection Tool
- Reshaping Curves with the Subselection Tool
- Converting, Removing, and Adding Points
- Reshaping Fills
- Changing the Size of Graphic Elements
- Reorienting Graphic Elements
- Distorting Graphic Elements
- Changing the Envelope of Selected Elements
- Modifying Strokes
- Using the Eraser Tool in Normal Mode
- Using the Faucet Modifier
- Modifying Fill Colors
- Creating Solid Colors: Color Mixer Panel
- Creating New Gradients
- Creating Color Sets
- Putting Gradients to Work
- Modifying Applied Gradients
- Applying Attributes of One Graphic Element to Another
- Converting Lines to Fills
Applying Attributes of One Graphic Element to Another
To save time, you can copy the fill and stroke attributes of one element and apply them to another element.
To copy attributes between graphic elements:
- In the Toolbar, select the eyedropper tool, or press I (Figure 3.106).
Figure 3.106 Select the eyedropper tool to copy fills and strokes. On the Stage, click a fill or stroke. Flash copies the clicked element's attributes to the Property Inspector, then loads the paint bucket tool for fills or the ink bottle tool for strokes. You're ready to click another graphic to apply the copied attribute.
Move the pointer over the Stage.
The pointer changes to an eyedropper.
- To copy the attribute, do one of the following:
- To copy a fill color or gradient, position the eyedropper over a fill.
- To copy stroke attributes, position the eyedropper over a line or stroke.
Click the fill or stroke.
Flash switches tools; the paint bucket appears for fills, the ink bottle for strokes. The selected attributes appear in all related panels, for example, the Property Inspector, Color Mixer, and Toolbar for fills.
Using the paint-bucket or ink bottle tool, click a different graphic element.
Flash applies the new attributes to that element (see "Modifying Fill Colors" and "Modifying Strokes," earlier in this chapter).