STEP 05 adjusting the GRID

As it currently exists, the grid symbol is just a grouped set of black lines, invisible on the stagewe want to make sure these lines are hairline in width and white in color . Here's how:

  1. Double-click the grid symbol in the Library to enter into editing mode.

  2. Choose Edit > Select All.

  3. Select Modify > Break Apart, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-B / Cmd-B, twice.

    Breaking apart ensures that the grid is in line formyou need to do it twice.

  4. Select the Ink Bottle tool and choose white from the Color pop-up.

  5. Change the Line Thickness to hairline by choosing that value from the drop-down list.

  6. Click on the selected lines with the Ink Bottle. The grid should resemble figure 03:13.

    Figure 03:13.


Next, adjust the grid's Alpha in your Movie Editor. This will blend the grid back a bit so it's not so obvious, instead becoming a subtle background element that adds to the depth of the spot but won't distract from the foreground elements.

  1. Return to the Movie Editor by selecting Edit > Edit Movie.

  2. Select the grid by clicking on its keyframe in the grid layer.

  3. Choose Modify > Instance or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-I / Cmd-I and in the resulting Instance Properties pop-up, select the Color Effect tab.

  4. Select Alpha from the drop-down menu and lower the Alpha to 20.

At this point you can check how the grid will look when masked. Simply click on the Lock/Unlock All layers icon at the top of the layer window to lock all layers .

Flash Web Design The Art Of Motion Graphics
Flash Web Design oder: the art of motion graphics
ISBN: 3827256623
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 192 © 2008-2017.
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