Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Understanding the difference between Object Drawing Mode vs Merge Drawing Mode in Flash - PART 5 - Flash CS5 Beginners Tutorial


Sometimes, you might make the mistake of drawing in the object mode when you really meant to draw in the merge mode. Or sometimes it might be the other way around. Instead of erasing your artwork and redrawing it, you can just convert your drawing into the opposite mode. That is what we'll learn in the last part of this tutorial series.

Converting Merge Drawings to Object Drawings

Step 1

Select the merge drawing item that you'd like to convert.


Step 2

In the main menu, go to Modify > Combine Objects > Union.


And that's it. The selected merge drawing should now be an object drawing.


Converting Object Drawings to Merge Drawings

Step 1

Select the object drawing item that you'd like to convert.


Step 2

Right-click on the selected object and choose Break Apart.


And that's it. The selected object drawing should now be a merge drawing.



And that concludes this tutorial series explaining the differences between the object drawing mode vs the merge drawing mode.

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