An Overview of the Subselection Tool

Not many people know what the Subselection Tool in Adobe Flash is used for. Some Flash users even think the Subselection Tool acts just like the Selection Tool. This can be an easy mistake because the appearance of the tools are very similar. And while both of these tools have similar functions, they are definitely different. So, let’s take a look at the similarities and differences of the Subselection and Selection Tools.

The first thing that both of these tools have in common is that they can select objects on the stage. This is easy to remember because each tool has the word “select” in it. The way the tools select stuff is different though. And this brings us to the differences of these tools.

When you select an object with the Selection Tool, you are able to click anywhere on the object to move it. With the Subselection Tool, things get a bit more tricky. You actually have to click on the edge of the object to move it. Differences lie in the way objects can be morphed too. With the Selection Tool you can edit any point of the drawn object. With the Subselection Tool, you have to morph the object using little focal points (which appear once the object is selected). These focal points allow you to morph things in certain areas, making the tool more symmetrical than its older brother.

When used right, the Subselection Tool can be a great asset to your Flash projects. The key is to play around with the tool and see what works for you!

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