Flash's drawing tools are primarily vector-based, so they aren't ideal for editing bitmaps. Meaningful bitmap editing requires a program designed for that purpose, such as Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Fireworks. Similarly, while Flash's drawing methods appeal to many designers, full-powered tools dedicated to this task, such as Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand, are often used to create more complex vector-based illustrations. In this chapter, you'll look at how Flash can work with other applications to help you meet your project needs. This chapter includes several mini-projects to get you familiar with working with external graphic assets.