Illustrating in Illustrator Better Faster, The Happy Frog

What happened to _global, cost physician _root, _level? I rarely used _root or _level just because some projects would end up getting loaded into other swfs. Sometimes I didn’t know this until halfway through or in the end. So I started using global instead. That way I could still target the main timeline, which is where I would try to keep all my code, without having to worry about root moving somewhere else later. When I built components I would also use global, from time to time, to target them from anywhere in the application being developed. Technorati Tags: Adobe, Divide, drawing, happy frog, Illustration, Illustrator, Paths, technique, Tutorial, Unite, video Read the full article…

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One of the greatest advantages of creating skins in Flash opposed to Illustrator or Photoshop is the amount of control over how the skin looks and functions. In Flash you can export all your skins as Flex components in a swc file which allows you to use those components as both classes or artwork. The flexibility comes in handy when building custom working/looking components. Button skins can be applied using the skin property with all of the states included in 1 skin class instead of four different images or symbols. You can even add transitional animations in between states. The WorkWatcher Header: We developed WorkWatcher, there buy this a business management AIR application, cheapest in Flex with all the skins designed in Illustrator and Flash. One of the interesting skins is the header bar with the stripes also needed to be able to stretch. The stripes are added or removed Read the full article…