Adding Depth to Line Art

Adding Depth to Line Art

Flash CS4 Tutorial

 

How to Stylize Line Art in Flash

 

 

Line art by itself can appear quite flat. One option is to use the Drop Shadow and Bevel Filters to add depth to your image.

 

Step One

Open a new Flash document and add some line art to the stage. Artwork should have a stroke and with no fill.

Step Two

Select your artwork and set the line stroke to 5 pixels.

Step Three

Select the line art and convert it to a Movie Symbol by pressing F8.

Step Four

With the Movie Symbol selected, open the Properties panel, then open the Filters section.

Step Five

Click the Add Filter icon and choose Drop Shadow.

Step Six

Adjust the settings to enhance your drop shadow.

Step Seven

Click the Add Filter icon and choose Bevel.

Step Eight

Adjust the settings to enhance your bevel.

So Many Choices

The Filter dialog boxes include several choices. The first setting to adjust is generally Strength. A value in the 40 - 60 range is a good place to start. Once you get the Strength set, start working with the other options.

 

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