working with bitmaps



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    Hi guys , just a question regarding the margins of the canvas in Fireworks.When I set up my monitor resolution to 1280 x 800 and save the file ( jpeg / png ) I get white borders on the left hand side and top of the browsers despite the fact the resolution is proper.Any ideas how I can get rid of them ? ( The same thing in Mozilla ). Cheers.

working with bitmaps

Postby doug » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 11:40:30 GMT

Can one "do" anything with imported "bitmap" images/photos besides 
stretching them.  ie Is it possible to create a gradient ranging from 
transperent to another color or have another image or slice sit over it. 
Have tried looking in  Fireworks MX 2004 for an answer but may have looked 
in the wrong place.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Re: working with bitmaps

Postby Jim Babbage » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:00:40 GMT

You can do MANY things with bitmap images in FW. The two techniques you 
ask about are not only possible but quite easy to do.

Fade image:

Set your canvas color to the color you want for the fade
Select your image
Pick a fade and click OK

True vector or bitmap masks give you even more possibilities. You're 
only limited by your imagination.

Image collage (basic):

Open one image file
Import or cut/paste and other image into this file
Scale, rotate, fade etc to your heart's content
Increase canvas size so you have more bleed around the original image 
and position your import file(s) wherever you want.

Check out Community MX's free resources for more ideas (link below)

And have some fun.

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Re: working with bitmaps

Postby doug » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 04:01:47 GMT

Thank you very much.  It is so easy to do things (almost anything with an 
image created in fireworks (.png) but importing photos that I have taken 
specifically for 'web use' and being able to work with them in the same 
manner has been .... "frustrating at best".  Without the use of the 
properties panel and all that it offers there seemed to be a wall that was 
always in front of me.
For your suggestions,
Again Thanks

Re: working with bitmaps

Postby Jim Babbage - .:TMM:. & .:CMX:. » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:44:52 GMT

i Doug:

You're very welcome, but I am not sure what you mean by "without the use
of the Properties Panel." The Properties Inspector in FW MX or MX 2004
gives you most - if not all - the control that the old Properties Panel
in FW 4 offered.

As an FYI I use FW exclusively for images destined for web and screen
use. It's primary function is as a screen (not print) graphics app. Any
image you open or import into FW can be saved as a PNG for
editing/creative purposes, and then later exported as the desired web
format (jpeg or gif or png).



doug wrote:

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