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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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1) Use a Black & White adjustment layer. 2) Use a Photo Filter adjustment layer. I used a custom purple #6c118e. I made the intensity 95% and the opacity 98% (really just messing with the sliders) 3) Added a levels adjustment layer to brighten the image. I just moved the white point slider to the left, towards the middle. 4) Added overall saturation ...


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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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To obtain a similar result I desaturated the image to grayscale Applied the bucket paint tool in multiply blend mode using a purple color.


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There are a few techniques I know of for extracting this information from an image. What the Font What the font allows you to upload an image of your text and it tries to match the characters to a font. I recommend cropping your image down to just the text before uploading for best results. Project Naptha Project Naptha is a Chrome extension which OCR's ...


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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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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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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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Late to the party as usual. You could also simply use a gradient map adjustment layer with black and violet (as sampled from the right side of your image) for your two colors.


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


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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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Assuming you added the bevel/emboss yourself, I'm pretty sure this is Calisto.


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This is a bug in Fireworks. What happens is that the vector points are positioned differently inside the pixels after the modification. It happens on rotating and sometimes on pasting. Try snapping points to pixel after you rotate or modify your shape: Mainmenu > Modify > Snap to pixel or one of the options on the Path panel Alter paths > Snap to ...


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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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I am thinking aloud here mainly out of curiosity since I do not have the file you are talking about. Since the PNG has a set opacity all across the image, including the color you are investigating: Open the PNG file in Photoshop Put a blank layer under it and add some text on this new layer below the PNG layer, the text should be visible Target the PNG ...


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Luckily, because your image is black and white you can use it as a mask. Invert the image to make the lines white (Filters / Adjust Color / Invert) Copy it. Make a rectangle with the colour you want. Click the Add Mask button in the Layers panel. Paste the image in. Now you can make the canvas the colour you want, and even add a drop shadow or other ...


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Is it possible you're working on a layer that's set to be shared across states?


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Based on what you've described, you could try one of the following things: Use a Mask Use a mask in Fireworks to hide the top and/or bottom of your image Draw a rectangle the exact size of hole in the template Edit > Cut to put the rectangle into your clipboard Select your mockup image Edit > Paste as Mask to mask your image Scale to fit vertically ...


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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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Well this is not supposed to happen and I've never seen that happening. But there is a workaround that might help. Draw a shape (for example a rectangle) that is bigger than the canvas. Make it size and position it as you want your new canvas to be, and then press Fit Canvas on the Properties panel (no objects should be selected to see that button). Now you ...



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