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Changing position of text in objects from common library & copying layer structure to another file

this is a double question (to avoid wasting space :P) 1: How can I precisely move the text of an element from the common library? I'm currently using a mac text field and after resizing it the text ...
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How to find font name in Fireworks when font not installed

I have inherited a design in a Fireworks file which I'm turning into a web page. I've never used Fireworks but it seems to be similar (user-interface-wise) to Photoshop so it's going okay. However, ...
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How to create a curved or blended shadow in Adobe Fireworks CS5?

I would like to create a sexy-trending curved or blended shadow using Adobe Fireworks CS5. How can I do that? I would like to achieve a shadow like the following sample:
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gif vs png transparency issues

I am going to use an image for my header which should to transparent..i thought of using PNG but a bit worried about its transparency issues .. So is there any solution? Its a two image header where ...
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Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks disable floating and lock all panels and other preferences

For the last few years I've been lazy and suffering through a poorly managed workspace in all these programs. It all started when I upgraded to the Mac versions instead of the Windows versions I had ...
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How to navigate between tabs in Fireworks CS6 with keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a shortcut for switching tabs in Fireworks CS6? In case it's important, I´m using a mac with a Spanish keyboard.
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Should I start with Fireworks, or is Expression Design comparable?

I'm looking at starting down the path of creating my own unique designs for my sites (I'm a developer at heart, and care more about things working). I'm most familiar with Adobe Photoshop, but after ...
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Editing photoshop smart layers in fireworks

If I import a psd file with smart layers into Fireworks, is it possible to edit one of those smart layers the same way you would be able to in Photoshop?
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Frosted glass effect/texture/filter/pattern in Adobe Fireworks?

Is there a way to do this with Adobe Fireworks? I know its possible using Photoshop with this tutorial.
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How to create a speckled/pixelated background?

How would I replicate this speckled/pixelated background effect? You might need to zoom in to see the effect fully.
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Fireworks master pages the same as shared layer?

The more I'm using shared layers, the more I believe there's no real difference between 'Share Layer To All Pages' and master pages. Except for layer sharing being way more flexible, because you can ...
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Export SVG function in Fireworks only creates outline

There's a pretty big problem I'm having with Aaron Bealle's Export to SVG script in Fireworks: So I have a path in Fireworks that I created from a marquee selection (which came from the magic wand, ...
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Grid Template Not Snappable in Fireworks CS6

I've seen many blogs highly recommend using a grid like 960 for prototyping in newer version of Fireworks. I'm using CS6. When I create a new fireworks document from template, I select the Grid12....
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Trimming an export area in Fireworks

Is it possible to roughly select an area (with the Export area tool) around an image you are working on and have the bounding box automatically shrink to fit it? to I have to do this a lot and ...
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App ui design workflow in Fireworks

I'm an iOS developer and I'd like to learn how to use the tools in Fireworks correctly for app design. I feel very uncomfortable with slicing, rulers, guides, and resizing for retina. I know these can ...
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Jagged lines on my icons

I'm creating an app and I am trying to create some icons for it. I made the icon in AI, changed the color of the icon in Fireworks, and then resized the icon to the exact size I needed in Photoshop. ...
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How do I get a clean path inset/offset in Adobe Fireworks CS5?

I've tried a number of different settings in the GUI, and have tried manual path tools from the path panel, but no matter what the inset path function completely mutilates the path into a blob. ...
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How to Make Letters Like This?

I'd like to know how to make these in photoshop or fireworks, but with a slight preference for fireworks. If I can find a tutorial in photoshop, I can probably get it to work in fireworks. What is ...
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What are the different applications in Adobe Creative Suite for?

So, I have never really been into design beyond a few wireframes and paper-pen sketches and have now now bought David Kadavy's book, Design for Hackers and am getting into design a little bit. I am ...
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Change colour of pattern file

Can Photoshop pattern files be used so that the colours in the pattern are changed? If so, can you tell me how I do this with this pattern file in Photoshop Elements and/or Adobe Fireworks? (I don't ...
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How to prevent text converting into image when exporting as HTML in firework

I am an architect and I want to design my basic website with minimum graphics. I'm using coreldraw, but it's more related to print (hardcopies) and it's not as "smart" compared to the adobe software. ...
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Saving layers and slices in png format in Fireworks

How can I save a bitmap layer in fireworks? I tried using the export feature, but it exported everything except the bitmap background layer. Also, how do I save a slice in png format, and which is ...
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What does “LS4” or “LS16” mean when searching for Adobe software like Fireworks or CS Master Collection?

I often find the name of the Adobe software and "LS4" or "LS16" next to it. What does it mean?
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How to make a image fade out to both sides

I want to use an image in different screen resolutions with fading and the same background color. In a website, the image will not scale, but the background will. Something like this:
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How can I add rounded corners to a bitmap in Fireworks

I have a bitmap which I want to crop (using a vector) with rounded corners I can't because I need 2 or more paths? How can I do this?
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In Adobe Fireworks CS4 how do I change document dimensions without cropping bitmaps contained in the document?

If I am working with Bitmaps in fireworks their data behaves independently of the document area, in other words I can move a bitmap in and out of the canvas without losing any of its data. This ...
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How to expand/create a path around a stroke in Adobe Fireworks?

I have a graphic that looks like a stamp created in Fireworks, it is mainly made of Paths that have custom stroke types on them, the problem is that I want to expand the custom Stroke so that I ...
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Designing Graphics For .NET Apps Resolution

What resolution (in pixels/inch) should I use when designing graphics for a standard Windows Forms .NET application? I am using Adobe Creative Suites to design the graphics. I will be using the ...
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Envelope-Distort a vector shape in fireworks

Is there a way to envelope-distort a vector shape in Adobe Fireworks? Meaning - distort it by by manipulating the object's surrounding rectangle. I want to reach effects like wave or fish-eye. ...
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Fireworks: Export from layers - Include common layer?

I am versed in exporting all visible layers in Fireworks to separate files. What I would like to is one notch more sophisticated - I'd like to include one or more of these layers in each and every ...
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PNG32 vs PNG24 vs PNG8

I thought there is only PNG8 and png32, but photoshop has option for PNG24, and fireworks has all 3 options. Which is better for web world? Also when I export PNG24 with alpha transparency in ...
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Fireworks: Can I set a transparent fill color but solid stroke?

When I set transparency to a shape, it applies both to the fill color and the stroke color. What if I need a semi-transparent fill color, but keep the stroke opaque?
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In Adobe Fireworks, how do I make the margin beneath the text in a text box smaller?

I'm trying to either make the inner margin in a text box smaller, or align the text on the bottom of the text box in fireworks. (by text box, I mean the box surrounding a text element). With the ...
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Find the original imported image path in Fireworks

I have imported an image into fireworks but I cannot remember where it came from. I need to find the original in order to rescale the image. Is there a way to determine the original path. ps. Cannot ...
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Resizing rectangle in Fireworks without losing sharpness

I resized an icon from 128x128 to 40x40 pixels. The snap-to-pixel option is turned on, but the icon is still "blurry". Original (128x128): Resized (40x40): How can I resize my image and retain ...
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In Fireworks CS5, How to hide all fills/strokes and show only paths (wire view)?

I have a complex vector graphic with overlapped shapes and I've been looking for a View mode that allows me to see only the paths. I guess it's called wire view or path view, but I can't find that ...
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In Fireworks how to make a pictogram icon with partially overlapping stroke/outline

In Adobe Fireworks CS5 how to make a pictogram style icon like this one: Or more precisely, how to get the overlapping stroke/outline of the star atop the bottle without using a stroke filter?
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How to maintain selection when changin active layer in Fireworks?

I have to make bubble-like "holes" in a number of layers (just coloured rectangles). I have the bubble in a separate layer also. In Photoshop I'd do: select bubble with the magic wand select layer I ...
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Adobe Fireworks Alternative? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need an Image Manipulation Program I am looking for a good alternative of adobe fireworks for windows. I want Raster+Vector editing tools. Which server the logo design, ...
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How do I make logos look good at small sizes?

I've made my first logo in Fireworks) and it looks ok at full size but when scaled down it looks pretty bad. Is it common for designers to make separate versions for smaller sizes?
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Adobe Fireworks CS5 only allows me to select a restricted range of colors

I'm having problems selecting colors in Adobe Fireworks CS5 because when I select a color (either through the color swatches, the color mixer or the windows color picker) it will snap to one of those ...
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Is it possible to render readable screen type at a size of 3px?

I just created an icon in fireworks with a size 17*15 (which is small) and when i try to label the icon the minimum size of the text is 8 pixels which is very big . I want to have a label with text ...
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Anyone know how I can add basic web form controls to my Assets library in Fireworks?

It has shapes and styles for shapes and things like that, but what I want is to quickly throw some basic form controls like radio buttons, input boxes, list boxes, drop downs, etc. for prototyping and ...
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How can I apply color to a grayscale image?

I'm using Fireworks for graphical drawing, and I have this bitmap image that contains some greys that I wish to change it to red, however if I use the Hue/Saturation on it, it does not change colour. ...
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How to get this text effect in Fireworks? (or at a push, Photoshop!)

I love the effect on this logo and was wondering if anyone knew any tutorials to help get a similar effect? Thank you!
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Adobe Fireworks' blend mode not showing in browser

Image's blend mode is set as multiply and it is showing the effect correctly in Adobe Fireworks. However, when overlapping the same image with another, separate image in the browser, the effect looks ...