3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2015 5:44 AM by _keyframer

    Line Tool Curving

    jamies98776935 Level 1


      I'm trying desperately to make a simple curved line using the line tool in Flash Professional. I've made a straight line then grab the selection tool. Tutorials show that dragging the line down with the selection tool will accomplish this but all it seems to do for me is drag the straight line around. What am I doing wrong??

        • 1. Re: Line Tool Curving
          nezarov Level 4

          To curve the stroke by the selection tool it must not be selected or grouped..

          • 2. Re: Line Tool Curving
            nezarov Level 4

            As you can use the Convert Anchor Point Tool

            Click on the stroke then click on any point and drag..


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            • 3. Re: Line Tool Curving
              _keyframer Adobe Community Professional

              It sounds like you a using the line tool with Object Drawing mode turned on. To see if this is true, select the line tool and look for the sub-selection feature called Object Drawing located near the bottom of the toolbar. Key shortcut "J" will toggle this on and off. Object Drawing is available for several other drawing tools.

              When you draw with Object Drawing turned on, you will notice a box around the shape or line you draw when it's selected. You can do one of 3 things from here:


              1. Deselect the object and now use the Selection tool to bend the line

              2. Break apart (command + B) the object on the stage and then edit as necessary

              3. Double-click the object and edit from within the "container".


              Hope this helps.

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