I'm working on some vector art for a project in Adobe Flash CS4. My art is all cartoon-ish, with an outline and then maybe 2-4 shades of each color used. Just a heads up on what I'm looking for.
The biggest problem I encounter is when I want to add a shade of color along a side and fill it with the bucket tool, but it always spreads out of the bounding line I draw unless I either make it match up with the border perfectly or cut into the border. I noticed that the line tool is one fabulous solution to this problem. It allows me to fill in an area and remove the line after without damaging my drawing at all. The only downside is that it only works for straight lines, and I need this same effect for a lot of free-form stuff. So, my question is if there is a way to mimic the line tool's useful effect with a free-form drawing. Also, could it have the smoothness property similar to the brush tool? Or, is there a better way altogether to achieve this? Thanks for any help. If you need clarification just ask.