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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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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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How to set different color to guides(Ai,Ps,Id,Fw)?

I've been working on this file with a lot of guides(in Illustrator) and at some Point I was wondering is there a way to give different color to guides ? Like the gutter guides to be black, the main ...
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What software is best for GUI design?

I've used Photoshop extensively, but the fact of the matter is that it's a photo editing tool. It has some complicated effects built in, such as the drop shadow and inner and outer glows etc., but it ...
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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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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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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 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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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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how to import vectors from fireworks to illustrator

I created some vector graphics for my company's website in fireworks because I like the pixel perfect control I get but now everybody likes the artwork so much that they want to use it all over the ...
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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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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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Is there a “Fit to Canvas” option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks?

I am a Fireworks user new to Photoshop. In FW there is the very handy "fit to canvas" button in the properties panel at the bottom which when clicked snaps the image to the canvas by adjusting the ...
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Fireworks CS4 - Editing the size of the background of an animated .gif without changing the size of the sprite

I have an animated .gif which I'd like to modify. Specifically, I'd like to be able to make the background/canvas slightly larger without it affecting the actual animated sprite. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What setting allows a master page to be the top level element in Fireworks?

I am creating an iPhone template, and need to make the master page be on top (for the menubar, carrier, etc...) This will allow me to simply send everything else to the back and not worry about ...
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“Uncombine” Paths in Fireworks?

Is there a way to undo combining paths in Adobe Fireworks? Or is it permanent?
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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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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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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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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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Export layer as a file in Adobe Fireworks

I'm trying to export a layer in fireworks to an image file. When I go to file>export and select layer, it exports everything to one file (no different from saving a fireworks image). How do I ...
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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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Fireworks for website design - why?

I've used Photoshop to design (more or less) every website I've made in the past 9 or 10 years. I hear people going on about Fireworks saying that it's excellent for web design and prototyping. When ...
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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 ...
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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 ...