Change Colors of Symbols in Flash CS3

[This is Step 12 of the Flash CS3 Animation Tutorial]

We can change the color of a symbol by using the "Advanced" Color option in the Properties window.

Continuing with the tutorial let us make the train now.

The Train

  • Make a new layer.

  • This should be the top-most layer so that it appears right in front.

  • We can reuse the rectangle, oval and line symbols to create the train by resizing them and changing their color.

  • Drag the rectangle symbol from the Library onto the stage. This will create a new instance of the symbol.

  • Resize it using the “Free Transform” tool.

Change the Color of the Reused Symbol

To change the color of this instance of the "rectangle" symbol:

  • Select it

  • In the Properties palette, select “Advanced” from the “Color” options dropdown.

  • Click the “Settings” button next to it.

  • Play around with RGB values till you are happy with the color.

    change the color of a symbol in Flash cs3

  • Reuse the “rectangle” symbol to make the chimney and other parts of the train as well.

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