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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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Fireworks CS6: easy way to adjust values like in Photoshop?

In Photoshop we can easily increase/decrease any values by using arrow keys or dragging left/right after hovering mouse on the subject. But I found neither is possible in Fireworks CS6. Am I missing ...
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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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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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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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How to copy elements from Fireworks to Photoshop with transparent background

Always when I try to copy-paste something from Fireworks to Photoshop it gets a white background. So often I end up saving the part I need as a seperate png-file with transparent background and then ...
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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 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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Color management in Fireworks CS6

I'm using Fireworks for UI design. However, any saved png file from Fireworks shows different colors when opened in normal image viewers. Fireworks doesn't seem to have any color management options. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eyedropper straight to clipboard

I think this is a pretty simple request, but how can i get it so that when i select a colour on my image using the eyedropper that is goes to my clipboard without me having to open up the dialogue box ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?

Fireworks and Photoshop are both great. I'd would like to know how to achieve similar results to Photoshop's clipping masks in Fireworks (I don't have as much experience using Fireworks as I do using ...
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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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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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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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Adobe Fireworks CS6 maximum image dimension

I am using Adobe Fireworks CS6, and the maximum width I can set of my image is 5900 pixels. Attempting to resize it larger than this results in no action. The PC I am on is high-spec. Does ...
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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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How to turn a path with straight lines into a curved path automatically in Illustrator?

I know how to do this manually, but I need an automatic way (either a script or just a command in Illustrator). Here's a line like the one I mean. Notice how it's all made of straight lines (The blue ...
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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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Fireworks: Exporting assets for mobile, multiple sizes

Just curious what peoples tips and tricks are for exporting mobile assets for apps with Fireworks quickly, efficiently and crisply? For multiple device sizes. Also, do you recommend keeping an asset ...
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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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Fireworks slices for Dreamweaver

I am designing a website and am planning on slicing up my template in Fireworks and then exporting it to Dreamweaver. When this is done it does of course go into a table. I have a title and nav bar ...
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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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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 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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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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How to add background color to text in Photoshop

What's the easiest way to do it? I know CSS could just set background color of text very easily. And fireworks was able to do that. But I can't make it work now. I know there is a harder way: putting ...
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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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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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Retaining Slices Made Within a Symbol in Fireworks

I've been working with FW for a little while now, and I've come to using symbols for sections of a site in my designs. Mostly things like a header or a footer and the occasional sidebar. These parts ...
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How do I curve a vector line in Fireworks?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time, but mostly for basic edits and web exports. I want to do more with it. I'm just trying to create a vector version of the Dribbble logo entirely in Fireworks, ...