can use the Pencil and Pen tools to create irregular shapes. But
sometimes you will need to draw simple geometric shapes such as
ovals, circles, squares, and rectanges. For these shapes you will
use the Oval Tool or the Rectangle Tool.
when you select the Oval Tool there are no options associated? In
the Rectangle Tool there is one option. You will learn more about
this later in this tutorial.
Step 1 - Select
the Oval Tool, hold down the shift key, and draw an object on the
Stage. Notice that there is a large thick circle next to the crosshair
cursor? This shows that you are drawing a perfect circle (A).
2 - When you release the cursor notice how Flash uses the current
Fill and Stroke colors to draw the circle (B).
3 - Repeat this exercise but this time do not hold down the shift
key. Notice the shape in the crosshair is smaller? This shows that
you are drawing an oval (C). Again, notice that the current Fill
and Stoke colors are being used (D).