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I have this:

Adobe Fireworks

I've been searching for tutorials online on how to change the colour of part of a shape/text, but I have not found anything and I also do not know what this particular method is called.

I tried using the various variants from the Combine Path menu (which I have used before to create various shapes), but it has been a no-go.

How can I make the inside part of the 'B' white, while leaving the part of the 'B' outside the circle it's current colour?

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Right-click (Windows) or Control-Click (Mac) the letter and choose Convert to Paths.

Duplicate and place a second circle above a duplicated letter as a guide for your cut

Select both paths, the circle above the B

In the Path Panel (Ctrl/Command+Shift+F9)

Click Punch Paths to cut the circle shape out of the B

You now have the original B and a cut shape capable of a different color.

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D'oh! Completely forgot about Convert to Paths!. Thanks! – cybermonkey Aug 15 '14 at 21:50

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