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Author: theCaramella

Now let's add the highlight!
It gives the button a more rounded look, and makes it more satisfying working with it.

First rename your current layer to pill shape. Lock it!

Create a new layer (and drag it above the current...).
Name it highlight.
Delete the last frame in highlight, we don't want anything in the hit-frame on other layers than the pill shape layer.
Lock the layer

Be sure the highlight layer is active.
Drag an instance of the Shape-movie clip on to stage.
(Don't know how? You'll need to open your Library, that's Window > Library. Drag the object Shape on to the stage.)

Use the Align panel (Window, Align if you don't see it), and align the shape to the centre of the stage.
Align panel

Choose Modify > Break Apart.
Your shape is not any longer a symbol, now we're back to an editable shape.
Deselect the shape. (Click with the arrow tool at an empty spot on the stage.)
Double click the border around the shape.
Delete the border by hitting the Delete button.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2003-07-14
Rating: 9 Votes: 295
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» Author
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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