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A for Alligator Illustraion

A for Alligator Illustraion


A Animation-Illustrate (vector) in Flash

To view the video tutorial, go to: http://animationstation.com/a-is-for-alligator/


How to draw and color an alligator in Flash!


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To start, I drew the work on paper, took a picture of the image with my phone, emailed the image to myself, and finally imported the image into FlashCS6.

Using the INK TOOL and FILL TOOL, create the linework and color in the character.aligator_colorbook_0016_Layer 0aligator_colorbook_0015_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.16.47 PM aligator_colorbook_0014_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.16.50 PM aligator_colorbook_0013_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.16.52 PM aligator_colorbook_0012_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.16.54 PM

Using the paint behind option under the Brush Mode, you can color in smaller areas “behind” the other lines/objects.aligator_colorbook_0011_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.16.57 PM

Selecting parts of the filled in colored sections (with the “paint selected” on), color in the details, shadows, and highlights.
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Once an object in turned into a SYMBOL, you can add different filter effects. To make the Alligator appear to be above the land, I added an angled DROP SHADOW.

In the DROP SHADOW settings, you can change the intensity, angle and distance of the shadow.

I recommend changing the QUALITY to HIGH.


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Color in the water area.aligator_colorbook_0007_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.17.19 PM

Color the water with a RADIAL GRADIENT to add depth

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Add a BG (background). I imported a photo of a swamp scene.

To make a photo into a vectorized image, like the one below:aligator_colorbook_0004_Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.17.37 PM


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This window will pop up:

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The lower the threshold and minimum pixel area, the more details there will be. The higher the numbers, the simpler the image will be. If the numbers are low, be aware of the amount of memory the image will take in the file/image/video.

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You can change the tint of an image by going to COLOR EFFECT and choose TINT.

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The line tool settings can be changed under the FILL AND STROKE pannel.

You can choose the STYLE options to select different line strokes.

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Click on the pencil icon to make the settings appear.

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You can see the finished look below. 🙂

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To view the video tutorial, go to: http://animationstation.com/a-is-for-alligator/


A Animation-Illustrate (vector) in Flash

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