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My pen tool won't draw straight paths

I'm using Adobe Fireworks. After I click my pen tool the cursor is the pen tool with the 'x'. When I click on the art board to create my first point nothing happens. The only way I can get the pen ...
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Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks?

Just to give a little context, I have a background as a design-savvy developer (not a developer-savvy designer). I worked at an agency many years ago. I've been out of the design game for about 3 ...
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For High resolution Wall Mural Design

I have the image of 160 cm x 120 cm. Same Image Client asking 600 cm x 260 cm. How can i increase the size without Pixalating. Please suggest me.
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Transparent circle in white rectangle using fireworks

I need to make a transparent circle in a white rectangle/background... so using css I can can color the transparent area and obtain a colored circle. Help!
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How do I curve a paragraph of text in Fireworks?

If I draw a curved path using the pen tool and then attach a paragraph of text to the path the text jumps to a single line. How do I carry the curve through out the entire block of text?
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Converting Fireworks document into a high-res .pdf

I created a image in Fireworks. I need to convert the image into a high-resolution .pdf. I used export wizard on Fireworks to convert the image into a .tif. I then opened the file in Photoshop and ...
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Is there a way to update PSD files in Fireworks?

Is there a way to update the PSD file that I'm using in Fireworks? I'm slicing and making some action in Fireworks, but I have to change and add elements and layer in my Photoshop document. Is there a ...
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Fireworks States: Does any other layout tool have an equivalent feature?

For those who are working with Fireworks to layout their web pages, your probably make use of the "states"-feature, which is pretty cool. I am now switching my main tool for web layouts, because ...
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How to change canvas size in fireworks without your work being moved?

I am making a website mockup in adobe fire works. I noticed that i need more space so i try to change the canvas size vertically and it does add more space but i notice that my content is moved out of ...
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Adobe fireworks UI to mobile live preview

I am running Fireworks on Windows 8.1 and I am designing a user Interface for Moto G mobile. Is there any simple way to see live preview in USB connected mobile phone? I don't remember but there is ...
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optimizing a website mockup for portfolio

I saved my website mockup as a jpeg and the highest quality but when i upload it to my portfolio and see how it looks i notice the quality is worse still. The proper size is not showing as well. ...
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Changing canvas size in fireworks while having a master page set for multiple pages

I am using Adobe Fireworks for a website mockup and set a master page so that each page will have the same header,nav and footer. The problem is that each page is not going to be the same in size ...
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Need help changing canvas size in adobe fireworks while having a master page set

I set the header,nav and footer on a master page in adobe fireworks for a website i am mocking up. The issue is that some pages have more content than others but since i have a master page set at a ...
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Best and the quickest way to place variable sized photographs into canvas with no gaps

I have 46 images and have to put them inside a 300cm×120cm canvas. All the image files have different sizes. Is there any tool or method or technique to place them onto the canvas without ...
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Text Editor In Adobe Fireworks CS6 has been removed

I'm using Adobe Fireworks CS6. The latest version I'm missing a very helpful tool in CS6 is text editor window. I have also worked on Fireworks CS3 and it has the text editor. How can I import the ...
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How to move any object in all pages in one fireworks file at one time?

I'm making snapshots of websites designed by us. I'm using fireworks pages system. each page contains a website attached in a responsive devices Like This ...
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Put a border on an image in Illustrator or Photoshop or Fireworks

I picked up this "like" icon from iconfinder.com. Originally it was in black. I adjusted it to orange. To help the user, I'd like to have it be "hollow" (i.e. just a border - transparent in the ...
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Designing a document for A4 paper size printing issues

I am designing a document in Fireworks using a canvas size of 1000 pixels by 1294 pixels, which is in perfect proportion of the standard A4 paper size. I have finished all the designs, the way I want ...
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Rollover in Fireworks without slice tool

I want to create an imagemap in Fireworks CS5 on which certain parts shall change when I roll over with the mouse. These parts shall contain links to a new website as well! Since I am using a ...
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Fireworks: How to highlight text and snap to text width in text area using only keyboard

I have a piece of text selected in Fireworks so that the blue bounding box is visible. I want to use a keystroke (e.g. cmd+enter or alt+cmd+enter) to activate the box and have the text be highlighted ...
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Make a certain area of a shape/text a different colour

I have this: 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 ...
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Export layer to png images in Fireworks CS6

It was easy while using Photoshop CS6, but I didn't find how to do that in Fireworks CS6. I want to export layer as png for use on web. Can anyone explain me how I do this?
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Fireworks Text Glossy Effect

I am applying a simple glossy effect over some text using Fireworks. I am doing this by partially placing an ellipse over the text (see image) How can I adjust this so that the ellipse is cropped ...
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Is it good practice for designers to use Photoshop?

I'm a software developer, not a designer, I usually have designs provided by my clients before the work begins. It seems the designers always want to provide the designs in .psd file format, is this a ...
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How to see the outline of images in a Fireworks document?

I have a number of images in a Fireworks document. When I select them they have a blue outline which tells me exactly how big the image is (they contain transparency). How can I see this outline ...
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Edit a png file that cannot be edited

Is it somehow possible to edit the color of something that's in a .png file that cannot be edited? I'm trying to change colors of icons in a .png file that's used as a .css sprite. The originals are ...
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text in PNG files is blurry in IE9+

I've created some navigation images for use on a website and they appear blurry only in IE9 browser and above. The font is arial and the size is 100 x 14 with 12 pt font. I've tried making the image ...
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How to create animated GIFs of prototype mockups, like the ones on Dribbble?

I'm sure you've seen Dribbblers upload animated mockups of their designs. Here's an example: I can create mockups on Photoshop and even apply simple Tween Animations to them but I can never get ...
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How to create a translucent, glowing image of code at a perspective using Adobe Fireworks CS6?

I like very much this kind of images, with code or with handwriting... Could you guide me how to do this kind of images? In two parts: How can I create the text with a warped perspective? How can ...
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How can I separate seven wedges evenly

I am creating a seven wedge citrus fruit cross section. Is there a trick to getting all the wedges evenly separated? Or do I have to drive myself crazy doing it manually? I got this far by using a ...
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adjust contrast on non-selected portion of image

I have an image taken of a room directly at a sunny window. When I adjust the image brightness and contrast the window turns white. Is it possible use the wand to select the the portion of the image ...
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Transparency problem

I have been trying to create a logo design, and I've come across an issue that seems very simple but has so far been very puzzling. Basically the logo that I am designing has intersecting squares; ...
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How to tone an image to with a specific color? Like greyscale, but toned

I need this image in a grayscale rgb(82, 82, 74), hex: #52524A: How can I do this on Fireworks or Photoshop?
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Object Styles in Fireworks CS6

Is there a way to create object, character, and paragraph styles (etc.) in Fireworks, the same way that one creates styles in InDesign? There must be a way as this is a commonly needed function, but I ...
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How can I create a Gaussian blur that doesn't effect the edges? Adobe Fireworks

I'm trying to use a Gaussian blur on an image, but I don't want it to effect the edges of the image. How can I do this? I'm using Adobe Fireworks. Here's the image I am using: And here's what I ...
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How do you resize an image through pixel scaling?

I use Adobe's Creative Cloud to generally resize images...but I came across a strange use case. I want to resize a graphic of mine...but not using a standard scaling formula. I want to resize my image ...
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What application supports working with sprites (PNGs) over 10,000 px wide?

I'm currently using Fireworks for image manipulation and preparation, and I do the following tasks: Resizing the canvas Rearranging components, i.e. cutting bits out and putting them elsewhere ...
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Adobe Fireworks and iPhone app prototyping

I had a look at Adobe Fireworks used in combination with "Dreamweaver" to upload a .html prototype on an internal server. It seemed to work pretty well. Plus is well integrated with the Adobe suite ...
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What is the best Adobe software for designing a résumé?

I have been creating my CV with Photoshop for several years now. I've heard and seen it myself, that this is not the right tool at all to design a résumé. I never used the other tools from the Adobe ...
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Why does my compressed JPG have different colors from the original file?

I have no idea at all, first of all, of image internal composition and color modes. That said, I have a very strange problem. These are the pictures: Well, the ORIGINAL is more colorful in ...
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Why does Chrome distort my transparent PNG (adding a subtle inset “weak” area)?

I'm having a hard time describing the issue in words, so haven't had any luck searching. I have a simple repeating pattern (though I've had the same trouble with other images; it doesn't seem to be ...
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How can I make crisp icons for Windows Store apps?

I'm pretty new to making graphics for a specific platform but not to graphic design in general. I have a logo I made using Illustrator and had scaled it accordingly by using the Save to Web feature ...
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How can I use system anti-aliasing in Fireworks CS5?

Fireworks used to have System Anti-Alias in the options, why is it not there anymore? Does anyone have a solution for it? I found these interesting links but no solution The Ails Of Typographic ...
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How do I reverse a css export in Adobe Fireworks?

I have exported a fireworks .fw.png file to a .png and a .css file. I have lost the .fw.png files and the .css file has 200+ objects. Is there anyway to recreate the slices from the CSS code?
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Giving layers different optimize settings in Fireworks

Each slice can have different optimize settings, however overlapping objects can't be exported to separate files using slices. Exporting layers solves this problem nicely, however it uses the ...
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Adobe fireworks transparent text area

How can I achieve this with Fireworks? Or what is the exact name of this technique, so I can Google it?
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How to determine transparency level of a pixel in Fireworks

I am a moderate user of Photoshop and have never really used Fireworks. I have been given a Fireworks document which I need to modify. The document has just one layer, the background layer. On it ...
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Opening a .jpg with Fireworks so that the canvas fits

Is it possible to open a .jpg in Fireworks so that the canvas size will automatically fit it? At the moment I have to get the dimensions of the image, create a canvas of this size and then drag the ...
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Possible to map an image onto another so that the new one is the same size and shape?

I'm a bit of a newbie when confronted with photoshop and Fireworks etc, I much prefer drawing mountains in paint. However, I've a wonderful idea for a site navigation element but I'm having ...
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Fireworks symbol scripts created in CS5.5 are not working in CC6

I have a library of custom Fireworks symbols which had symbol scripts allowing me to control the display attributes of elements and text via the Symbol Properties panel. The symbols and the scripts ...