** REMEMBER **

Save your working files (files that aren’t done yet) to the Desktop,
then drag to Google Drive.

Save it like this:
From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.


In this lesson, you will learn how to draw your own face as a cartoon character with Flash!

STEP #1

First, Open Flash by clicking the icon that looks like this:

flash song 1

At the first screen you see, choose ActionScript 3.0.

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This is your “Stage”, just like Photoshop’s Canvas. 

This is the area that you will be working on.

Click WINDOW>WORKSPACE.

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For this lesson, we will Choose CLASSIC.


STEP #2

Open PHOTO BOOTH and snap a picture of your face (or use some other picture of yourself).
Drag it to the Desktop.

In FLASH, choose FILE > IMPORT > IMPORT TO STAGE.

Find your photo and import it. You might need to resize it.

If you need to resize it, click on your picture
and use the FREE TRANSFORM TOOL (or press Q).


 STEP #3

Create a NEW LAYER. Name the new layer “Drawing“.
Lock the layer with your picture on it.

There are three options to Trace Your Face.

Option One: The Line Tool
Take a look at the video below…

Draw straight lines, and then BEND them later!

Option Two: The Pencil Tool

Take a look at the video below…

Make sure the PENCIL TOOL is set to SMOOTH.
After your have drawn your lines
you can pull them with the Selection Tool (the black arrow tool).

Option Three: The Brush Tool

Take a look at the video below…

  Adjust the size of the BRUSH TOOL with the brackets (like in Photoshop).

 After your have brushed your lines
you can pull them with the Selection Tool (the black arrow tool).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP #4

Continue Drawing your picture. Remember to close all your shapes or they won’t be able to be filled with color.

 You can turn on and off your original picture to see how your drawing is going.
by clicking the “eyeball” on the picture layer (Just like in Photoshop).

Take a look a the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STEP #5

Fill in closed areas with the PAINT BUCKET TOOL.

Choose colors similar to the real color.
Make sure “Close Large Gaps” is selected.
You may need to zoom in to close spaces. 
Check out the video below.

You might need to adjust the lines while zoomed in.

Check out the video below!

 

 

If you accidentally fill in an area that isn’t supposed to be,
close the lines, then delete the color in the area.

See the video below.

 

If there is an area that is a blend of more than one color, you might use the gradient tool.

 

 

 

 

 

See how that works below…

Once you fill an area with a gradient, you can adjust it!

See how below…

 

Continue filling in areas. Be especially careful around the eyes.
Adjust lines if needed.

ZOOM IN! It helps to make sure everything is OK.

 When you are done, DOUBLE CLICK ON THE OUTLINES, and press DELETE!

Check out the video.

 

Adjust the colored areas with the Selection (Black Arrow) Tool.

TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO A GOOD JOB!

I won’t accept quick, sloppy work on this.

Make Sure To Show It To Me Before You Submit It!

From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.