25 July 2010
The Brush tool in Adobe Flash Professional draws brush-like strokes. Using the Brush tool, you can create special effects, including calligraphic effects. Select a brush size and shape using the Brush tool modifiers at the bottom of the Tools panel.
The Brush size for new strokes remains constant even when you change the magnification level for the Stage, so the same brush size appears larger when the Stage magnification is lower. For example, suppose you set the Stage magnification to 100% and paint with the Brush tool using the smallest brush size. When you change the magnification to 50% and paint again using the smallest brush size, the new stroke that you paint appears 50% thicker than the earlier stroke. However, changing the magnification of the Stage does not change the size of existing brush strokes; it changes only your perspective in the Flash authoring environment.
To access the Brush tool, select it in the Tools panel.
You can also use an imported bitmap as a fill when painting with the Brush tool. See the section titled Break apart groups and objects in the Flash documentation.
If you are using a Wacom pressure-sensitive tablet connected to your computer, you can vary the width and angle of the brush stroke by using the Brush tool's Pressure and Tilt modifiers, and then varying the amount of pressure you apply on the stylus.
To learn more about working with the Brush tool, see the section titled Draw simple lines and shapes in the Flash documentation.