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Author: theCaramella

Edit the button symbol by doubleclicking it on stage (or in the library).
I clicked in the Hit-state frame, and choose Insert > Frame.
It's because I want the shape of the button to be the active hit area, not the shadow that I'm applying later.

Now we'll colorize the grey plastic button for each state.
We'll need the Properties palette, so if it's not open, go under Window, and select it.
Click on the movie clip of the shape on stage to select it.

In the Properties panel choose Advanced in the Color drop down menu (on the right).
Click the Settings...-button that shows up now.
We'll only modify the two top right choices. Look at my illustration below:
Normal state

The next thing we'll do, is to create a key frame in the Over and Down state of the button's time line.
Click on the Over frame, and choose Insert > Keyframe.
To the same in the Down state.

You'll repeat the steps from the Normal state, so I'll just show you my new choices.
In these steps I modified the three top right choices, not only the two!
Please take a look at my illustrations below to see my choices, and the resulting colors!

Over state Down state
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-07-14
Rating: 9 Votes: 295
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theCaramella started out as an artist, pencils and brushes. Then she bought her first computer, and then there were only computing. Now she's a full time student at the University of Oslo, Informatics of course, while giving some classes at rare occasions. (Who in this business' got money today?) :)
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