Fireworks

Auto Vector Masks

Auto Vector Mask Bitmap Objects Ensure an object is active in the Layers panel, in my case a Bitmap, otherwise you will be greeted with an 'Incorrect selection for this operation' message. Then go to the Commands > Creative > Auto Vector Mask menu command...

My Top Five Fireworks CS5 Features/Enhancements

Aside from the major performance, stability, install and memory enhancements here is my little list of most liked Adobe Fireworks CS5 items (new or updated). FXG 2.0 Specification Update: It may be an update, but imagine for a moment every Adobe application offerring...

Automate Group As Mask to a Shortcut

Go Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, from the Web Standard Set: Choose Miscellaneous Scroll to the Group As Mask command and select it Press combination of keys, I resolved on Alt + Shift + V Then click the + to add the key combination Then OK to commit changes. Using the...

Group As Mask

As captured below, the Layers Panel (and Canvas View) contain a Bitmap Image and a Vector Path (with Fill and Stroke) properties. The objective is to mask the Bitmap to the shape of Vector Path. To achieve the Vector Mask: Ensure the Path is above the Bitmap Layer in...

Delimit Commands in Batch

Here is a quick hack for delimiting Commands from appearing in the Batch Process list. Situation A: Do you make use (1) of a lot of Commands and (2) utilize Fireworks native Batch processing? If you do, then you will quickly realize that when you get to the Batch...

Enable Ligature Support – CS4 Tip

Fireworks CS4 does a great job with adopting the Adobe Text Engine support, for complete details refer to the Fireworks Development Center article, Working with the Adobe Text Engine in Fireworks CS4, by Arun Kaza. One great point, amoung many, in that article is the...

Paste As Mask

A quick and dirty way to cut an object and paste it as a mask onto another selected object. As captured below, two objects exist in this document - a Vector Path and an Bitmap Image. The objective is to mask the Bitmap layer to the shape of the Vector Path. To do...

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