I'm trying to learn to do things in AS3 and I'm hoping you can give me some guidance on the following. I can create a swf file where the cursor is a brush that the user can draw with. What I would like to do is to have the user draw on top of another graphic and only when a button is clicked. In other words, I want the drawing effect to be active only on click of a button - it can be turned on and off. Right now the drawing effect is always on. I'm not sure what the approach is - to put the drawing code in a movieclip? I would like for what was drawn to continue to be visible even after the ability to draw is turned off. If my description makes sense, can anyone get me started on this?