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Things you need to know to create something like this in After Effects: How to make a Project and Compositions When you start AE, you can press Cmd+N to create a new Project with one Composition inside it. If you already have a Project open, pressing Cmd+N only creates a new Composition. In this project, I used 2 compositions. GUI comp to hold the ...


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Good question, for I too have been a lifetime fan of Fireworks (their entire lifetime). Have you heard of Sketch? I can tell you that it's the only thing that comes close. (It's a perfect mashup of Illustrator and Fireworks, but SO MUCH closer to FW). Your transition should be seamless, and you will quickly be in love. Personally, I'll still use FW until ...


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To be honest, I'm not quite sure what your problem is. At least in my download of bootstrap, there is no .png file, just font files (as .ttf, .woff, .svg and .eot). So here are some ideas: 1: If you literally want to change the picture you have uploaded, open it in Photoshop, set Image -> Mode to RGB and color it using a Hue/Saturation Layer with ...


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There are probably a few different ways of doing this, and in different programs. This is how I would do it: CODE: Start with a color background, and add a text layer/s with the code in white. TRANSPARENT CODE BEHIND: Either duplicate your text layer or create a new one, apply a gaussian blur to it and make it semi-transparent (30% or so) PICTURE BLUR: Use ...


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One huge recent change is the shift to vector graphics. SVG is now a stable requirement for new websites. A good web designer needs to use Illustrator or Inkscape for icons and other re-scalable vector SVG graphics, as well as using Photoshop or GIMP for the photographic, detailed, not-so-re-scalable raster graphics. I'm not sure if Fireworks would have ...


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THIS IS A FREE ANIMATED MOCKUP .PSD FILE of a website scroll dow and a menu animation completely edit and animated in photoshop ridiculous easy to edit and play around, you can download the file for free here, i also have a tutorial video of how is easy to edit this freebie.


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Saw this question as I was searching for Adobe alternatives. Finally had enough of their hands in my pocket and around my throat about 6 months ago. I'm keeping my (paid for) Fireworks CS6 until it dies, but Xara Designer Pro X10 is similar to Fireworks but can do a lot more. I'm not sure why it doesn't get much publicity but I'm really starting to like it a ...


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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 ...


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If you look in the comments on that particular post, the guy says he used Adobe After Effects http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/aftereffects.html


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Ultimately, when technology dies it is replaced by nothing. The alternatives are often not existing. This is because even a small change in workflow disrupts you too much. Whenever i see a replacement question, I see a failure to understand that this is a opportunity to learn new tricks. Sometimes these tricks are worse. But recognize that in fact the ...


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The best way to do this is to build one master piece that is perfectly aligned vertically and has the center of the circle (e.g. with no fill) still intact. then you can rotate and duplicate around this center piece. Leaving an "uncropped" version of an element around is generally good practice for that reason. Want to change the radius or gap between them ...


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For web, it is much better to design text elements using HTML and CSS than using images. The possibilities in modern standards are so good that the benefits with using images are much less now than they were before.


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Whatever gets the job done Photoshop is absolutely fine for some tasks. In fact, it may even be better at times. It all depends upon the final desired output. (example: Illustrator can't dither gradients... Photoshop will.) A well-rounded designer will use many tools to complete a project. It is rare to rely on only one piece of software for all projects. ...


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use rectangular select (M) over the whole image copy the image (Ctrl/Option+C) File > New... on Preset click Clipboard then paste it there (Ctrl/Option+V)


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These are the alternatives I've found to fireworks (in no particular order): Gravit- the closest one I've found. Open-source, cross-platform /web-based. Still quite young, I wouldn't dare do the switch though it's promising. Its interface is very similar to FW Sketch- very robust for ui design, but only minimal bitmap editing. Good ecosystem of plugins and ...


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How can I import the text editor from CS3 to CS6? You cant move application specific tools from one version to another. I would advise checking the documentation from Adobe, Format and edit text.


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After going to Fireworks -> Keyboard Shorcuts..: I found that there is not a shortcut or a way to create a shortcut for Original, Preview, 2-up or 4-up. The documentation Select and customize keyboard shortcuts did not render any help either.


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I don't know the correct method to do this but I would do the following to achieve the effect Lower the fill to 0% and add orange stroke from layer styles.


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You could also create the animation of the UI using Keynote. Its fairly simple and perfect for creating UI animations. I then used after effects to just place the video it into the Phone. Step 1 : I first created the UI animation on keynote and made this: http://vimeo.com/108991829 Step 2 : I then placed the video into an iPhone after effects mockup that ...


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Images (PNG, GIF, JPG, etc) are always rectangular. So if the intent is to make image-based rollovers, yes, they would be rectangular. Options: create an image map for each image that triggers the rollover use one large image, with each image map region triggering a swap of the overall image Note that while image maps still have their place, these ...


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I had a similar problem with CS5 and I found out that I had option Web colors checked, and this didn't allow me to set the colors that I wanted. This might be possible solution.


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You should be aware that pixels do not equal print centimetres at all. There are many factors in play in this specific problem, but mainly you should start by setting your canvas to a print size, and specify it in the final medium you want to print on. If you're aiming towards a DIN A4 document, the size es 210mm wide by 297mm tall. Resolution also plays a ...


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maybe you could make the resolution of the picture the same as the size of the button. Windows XP: Explorer views: Details / List: 16 Icons: 32 Tiles / Thumbnails: 48 Right-click->Properties / choosing a new icon: 32 Quickstart area: 16 Desktop: 32 Windows 7: Explorer views: Details / List / Small symbols: ...


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Actually Photoshop is design software.. It "also" has options for editing a photo. Primarily designing is done with Photoshop. It cannot be sidelined as a photo editor. Photoshop is certainly not similar to picassa editors. The wide range of features enables people to experiment with every kind of effects. There are many ways with which one can create ...


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Yes, using Photoshop for designing software is industry standard practice. Im totally with you, i prefer making designs in Indesign or Illustrator vector based, but Photoshop supports vectors too (Smart Objects) and many people use it.


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Unfortunately the Outline View feature was removed in Fireworks CS5. If you can get a copy of CS5, hit Command/Control + K to view all object edges. Do you have a copy of Illustrator? You could copy your image assets into that, lay them out there (using Illustrator's Outline Mode) and then paste them back into Fireworks?


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You will have to save the Fireworks document as a .psd and open it on photoshop then copy whatever you want on the document you converted to a .psd



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