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Flash Tip: Creating the Illusion of Perspective

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Introduction
Flash Tip: Creating the Illusion of Perspective
Although Flash is a 2D animation environment, that doesn’t mean that we can’t add an illusion of depth and distance to the images that we create. In this case, I’m going to show you how to use the Free Transform Tool to create the illusion of perspective, to make an object appear to shrink into the distance.

One small trick is to use different colors on faces of an object to indicate a light source; in the image above I’ve just placed a rectangle next to a square, with the square intended to be the end of a three-dimensional box that’s closest to the viewer. The side, which is going to recede by the time that we’re done, is the darker area.

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