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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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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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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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I'm using Photoshop CC 2014 at the moment and could simply achieve that by doing Image > Reveal All.


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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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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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It's easy to change the color of guides in Illustrator. Just select your guide line, right click on it and select the Ruler Guide option. There you can change the color into whatever you want. If it's not a ruler guide (say you made it by going to Layout -> Create Guides) I think you have to change its color on the Master page using the above method.


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Late answer but this works: /* applies to GIF and PNG images; avoids blurry edges */ img[src$=".gif"], img[src$=".png"] { image-rendering: -moz-crisp-edges; /* Firefox */ image-rendering: -o-crisp-edges; /* Opera */ image-rendering: -webkit-optimize-contrast;/* Webkit (non-standard naming) */ image-rendering: crisp-edges; ...


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Illustrator layers I've successfully used Illustrator to mock up site and application states in a collaborative environment. The trick is highly organized use of layers. Collect all element layers of a view in a parent group. Within the parent, collect states in their own groups, including modal views. For some things, like simple button changes, it ...


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You can set the center of the image, set guides either vertical or horizontal. After that, you can drag your text layer and if your snap settings are turned on to snap to guides, your text block should snap at the center. Of course if your text is left or right aligned and it has empty space around it, the alignment will not be perfect. But, you can select ...


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InDesign would be your greatest solution. It is a program focused on typography and meant to make ready-for-print output. In InDesign, you will create "rules" when you begin laying out your document which will define a structure upon which you can build. InDesign will allow you to easily create rectangles, squares, etc. much like you can do in Photoshop. ...


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It sounds like you're using a retina display to view/work on. In the browser it's scaling your fonts where Fireworks is not. Designing at double the size of the file would be a start, though that means 24px fonts are 44px and 100x100 squares are 200x200 as an example. Also, why not try using Sketch.app? It's only $99 w/o subscription. Or Affinity Designer ...


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I figured it out. All I had to do was select the path (as shown in my question) and then click "Open/Close Contours" button under the Path window under "Alter Paths:" section. This was the result:


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The easiest way to do this is to set Blend mode of the circle to Erase. The other way would be to Punch Paths (on Path panel).


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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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One effort to create an opensource alternative: http://gravit.io/



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