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manipulating curves in Fireworks



5:59 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know how to take a block of color that has a linear gradient and bend it at a 90 degreee angle so the color gradient wraps around?

This can be quite frustrating to figure out.

Thanks in advance for replies.



6:06 pm on Nov 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm not a Fireworks user, but I'll see if I can round up someone who might know.... Hang in there! ;)


9:30 am on Nov 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not to sure what you are trying to achieve.

do you have an example.



9:44 am on Nov 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I too am not sure what you're trying to do though you can achieve most types of gradient fill in FireWorks by moving the gradient anchor points around.

Select your object (block of colour)

On the Fill tab select the fill type dropdown that contains your, err.., fill-type (i.e. Solid [not a gradient], Linear, Rectangle, Radial)

Now click on the fill tool on the toolbar - the gradient anchor points will be visible and you can move these around to change the gradient flow. Different fill-types have different types of gradient anchors so play around with each - you should be able to achieve the effect you're after with some combination of these techniques.

Just shout if you need any clarification of the above.



10:00 am on Nov 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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select the colour block, then goto fill, then underneath the main pattern types, there is a list, such as eclipse and others, then you play around, with colour patterns and many other features.

Also the help files in fireworks are quite good for this sort of problem !


7:07 pm on Nov 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

If all else fails, try going to the User Forums at Macromedia (with your trusty newsreader):

forums.macromedia.com (for a complete list of available NGs)

Then subscribe to the macromedia.fireworks group. Any question you can think of can be answered by someone in there. Posters also include some very well known authors of Fireworks books and manuals (such as the author of Playing With Fire -- [playingwithfire.com...]

When you have probs or need help with Macromedia products, the forums are usually the best place to start looking for answers.



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