Msg#: 3552158 posted 10:44 pm on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0)
So I have one image that is a picture taken horizontally/landscape. What I am wanting to do is begin fading the picture into the background I have set, but I have no idea how to accomplish this in Fireworks (or any other graphics program for that matter).
I can do the basic stuff, but I just can't figure this one out. I'd just pay a designer to do it, but I am wanting to do this on a number of images for testing a design so it would really be best if I could figure out how to do this on my own.
Basically about 3/4's across the picture image it should begin simply fading into whatever color I have the canvas set at.
Msg#: 3552158 posted 2:16 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
I've never used Fireworks. In Paint Shop, I'd use a gradient - using the background color, if it's a solid color. If the background's not a solid color, I'd try creating a mask with the gradient, although I can't say I've ever done that.
Msg#: 3552158 posted 6:06 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
Simplest way would be to have two layers-your background color in the back-image on top-then erase (top layer) using a large brush with a feathered edge. Your background color will show in the areas you erase, and you can vary the gradient with the brush size or feathering.
Msg#: 3552158 posted 3:01 pm on Jan 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
You can apply a mask to the top layer and use a white-to-black gradient on the mask. Where the mask is white, the top layer shows; where it is black, the underlying layer shows; grays show partial transparency.