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InDesign gets my vote. It does all the tasks you're describing, and is meant for layout. However, as a general note, do NOT over-design your résumé. Even if you're a designer applying for a design job, please, make your CV clean and straightforward. If I'm reading through 100 résumés in a week (which I've done), I am really, ...


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Is this what your referencing? the #52524A color as the top most of grayscale. this was achieved via image > adjustments > gradient map. and setting the black to #52524A.


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The reason why your images look different is because of the compression you applied to the second one. The higher the compression, the more the quality degrades. JPEG is a lossy compression format, meaning there is loss of image information during the compression (a sacrifice needed to make the file smaller). For example, this is the same image saved with ...


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There's also the Smooth tool if you prefer a more hands-on approach. Rub it over a selected path, and it smooths it where you rub. If it doesn't smooth enough, keep rubbing. From this tutorial: Double-click the tool icon to set how closely the smoothed line sticks to the original (fidelity) and how strong the smoothing is each time (smoothness). A ...


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To make the entire image grayscale: image -> adjustment -> black and white First, understand that greyscale is a scale of bright-to-dark values that have nothing to do with color. Two very different colors can appear very similar or identical if you simply desaturate the image, because only the color, not the tonal ("grey") value, was providing the ...


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You don't actually sound like you want greyscale. You want a toned image. In Photoshop.... Image > Adjustments > Desaturate Add a new layer above and fill it with #52524A Set #52524A layer Blend Mode to color Add a mask to allow the color to only cover the image area (and leave transparent areas transparent.) You can do the same exact thing by ...


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There are third-party renaming applications that will do a better job; Fireworks won't help here probably. Maybe you can try http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilerenamer/ ? :-) [EDIT] I have just tested Free File Renamer (see link above). It worked fine! :) open the app; click on "select folder" and browse to the folder with the *.fw.png files; select ...


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Fireworks assumes that the states you have created for separate pages correspond. So, the reason you are seeing the Master Page for State 1 of a given Page is that the Layers and Objects you created for the Master Page are on its State 1. If you create a State 2 for another page that is linked to the Master Page, unless your Master Page also has a State 2. ...


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If I understand your question correctly, you are asking why your image, on a Retina display, looks a little blurry. If that's the question, the answer is due to the retina display having to scale your image up 2x. The fix for this would be to: create a separate png for retina displays at twice the horizontal and vertical dimension. Then use media queries ...


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As a heavy user of all latest Fireworks versions I couldn't find this feature up to current CS6 version. I think it has something to do with the fact that ClearType is a patented Microsoft technology. In addition to your links, this thread on Adobe forum has some tips how to simulate system anti-aliasing in Fireworks. You can tune Fireworks styles to match ...


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Thanks scott, i tend to agree.... ;-) what i ended up doing was looking at the code that fireworks creates for a slice. I then used the CSS and parsed it through a regular expression to extract the coordinates and slice name. Then i pasted these into excel, translated the numbers to the required format and used the concatenate function to generate a ...


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Click on the States Panel in the top right, you should see something like this: Double click where you see the 7, a little box will pop up giving you an option to type in a number, enter a number and press Enter. If you want to change more than one at the same time, select them with Ctrl Click, and then double click one of the boxes with a number in it ...


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Sounds like Illustrator/InDesign combo would give you the most "bang"... though perhaps a combination of Photoshop and illustrator for all of the design elements, and then use InDesign to layout the text boxes and headers as you need. I'm not entirely certain n percentages, but the rest of your list look like either an InDesign or illustrator task. ...


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Prototyping with the 'Adobe Suite' has the advantage of: pixel perfect shiny-ness. The disadvantage is: pixel perfect shiny-ness. The reason "AAA" companies use it has a lot to do with tradition in that that's what everyone used pre-internet. The big ad and design firms were never ones to jump on change so have slowly drug the Adobe Suite along ...


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I suggest using the adjustment layers, found at the lowest portion of your layers panel. It's the black and white circular icon. When you click this icon, you will find all the standard adjustment options: curves, hue/saturation, and levels. Create this layer above your image and make adjustments until the areas you want adjusted are satisfactory. Then ...


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In this specific case vectorization is not just easy its brain dead easy. Just: paste image in illustrator hit the live trace adjust live trace settings to 4 colors and set path fitting to 0 px Ignore white on expand object -> path -> simplify Angle threshold to 90 Straight lines. Now there is only one kink in the darker of the two transparent areas ...


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Alright the lazy way: Open the first screenshot with the white background in photoshop. Magic Wand on White Delete Delete the Background Layer Save For Web End result with the History showing: I suspect you can do this in Fireworks too but I never touch that. I agree with others though that doing this in Illustrator as vector would be a better option. ...


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The Publishing View in Microsoft Word 2007 lets you maneuver all text and graphics very easily. You can create text boxes just like in InDesign, use rulers and guides to align text, group or ungroup objects, insert info graphic shapes using circles, squares, and rectangles, and more. I've been using Word tools for over 3 months to develop creative, info ...


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I know this is really old, but this technique is really useful, make a black square and text layer on top white; group them; go to live filters "other > convert to alpha", go to "adjust color > color fill" and choose your color in this case white, after that you can change the opacity as you want. The good thing about this, text is still editable just use ...


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You mention Fireworks but you tagged this Photoshop so this is my answer for Photoshop: For editable text. Have your image on the first layer Create your box on a new layer Type the text out you want over the box on another new layer Right click text layer and go to blending options Under blending options choose Fill Opacity 0 and change knockout to ...


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Method 1: Place your text object above the block. Set blend bode of the text object to Erase. Flatten Text+Block. Drawback: you have to flatten Text+Block. Both objects will not be editable (unless you save editable copies before flattening). Method 2: Convert the text to vector path (Right click > Convert to Path). Then select text paths and do Path ...


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To get a color and transparency values from a bitmap pixel, copy the color to another shape's fill color. From there you will be able to read it's values. For example create a rectangle shape, and pick a color from the bitmap by opening the color pick dialog: Then open the color dialog again to view the values: Note: I'm using Fireworks CS6 version. ...


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Fireworks always opens .jpg files and all other bitmap formats, with a canvas that fits exactly to image dimensions. The canvas can only be different for editable vector formats like it's native .fw.png (just .png for earlier versions) and some others like Photohop .psd. Auto fit If you want canvas dimensions to match all content (bitmap/vector or ...


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I am not an expert on this, so take with a grain of salt. But why not research how you might make graphics if you were working with the tools of the era? If you were using Deluxe Paint for the Amiga? While making a slick vector and then downsampling on export might work, it might be better to pick your 256 colors and build your image pixel by pixel. Or, ...


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As nobody seems to know, I went ahead and used my development knowledge to hack a JavaScript solution together. I posted this over on stack overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16730091/programmatically-slicing-an-image-in-fireworks-and-exporting-on-whole-transparen/16730092#16730092


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This appears to be possible now. Steps I took: Created Master Page Created child page When viewing child page, go to layers pallet and click "New/Duplicate Layer" Drag your new layer below the Master Page Layer At first glance, or when you only have 1 layer on your new child page, it seems that the Master Page Layer MUST be at the bottom of the layers on ...


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There's (luckily) not one answer for your question. The simplest solution is to take the RGB-value difference from 255. In your case red (255-207=48), green (255-58=197), blue (255-27=228). In HEX: #30C5E4. I prepared different solutions for you here. For the first one I only changed the hue value (+180°). The second one is the solution from my first ...


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I tend to place assets of different sizes on the same page, and I use slices. Sometimes, though, dealing with the slices can be annoying so I'll just put every asset on a different page. This means that the filenames are already ready to go as well. I haven't yet found a way to automate the process very well, but at least it's well-organized when I'm done!


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Assuming that by slices you mean the 9-slice scaling feature of a symbol, it does apply to common library symbols. I use it quite often. If you have problems with your image, you'll have to be more specific on how exactly this "doesn't seem to carry over". In case you mean the slices inside a web-layer that are used for export, the same thing, they work as ...


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I realize this is a 2012 question, however even in June of 2012 this applied..... No one should probably be slicing layouts anymore. With the improvements in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and PNG32 support there's little need for slicing anything. And tables should never be used for layout purposes. Tables are for tabular data only. With the use of CSS you ...



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