Creating the outlined logo filled with a color gradient1.
Open a new Flash document. Choose
Modify > Document
). In theDocument Properties window that will appear, change the
of your movie to
.This will enable you to make smooth animations for your logotype.
Select the Text tool
. In the Property inspector below the scene, choose
(seeleft part of the image below). Choose any font you like — it is important that it is a nice fat font— don't choose any thin one because it will be difficult to fill it with the gradient later and alsoto give it an outline. For now, you can choose any color you like. Make its size big (I chose
it.If you are working in Flash 8, select
Anti-alias for animation
as the rendering option. Also, youmight consider making more space between each individual character (see the area marked in redon the image below), since you will add the outline later.
Click anywhere on the stage and type a word -
for example, or the name of your siteor logo. Make all letters capitals, if you wish. Once you have done this, hit
to exit the textediting mode.
While your text field is still selected, choose
Modify > Break Apart
. Each character willbecome an individual text field.
Repeat the previous step (shortcut key:
). The text will be broken down to basicshapes: the letters have become vectors.