5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2007 3:06 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Background Color Change

    CCBrown Level 1
      I am not a graphics person so this may be a elementary question. Can I change the background color on a .jpeg image. Here is the link to the image.
        • 1. Re: Background Color Change
          Level 7
          CCBrown wrote:
          > I am not a graphics person so this may be a elementary question. Can
          > I change the background color on a .jpeg image. Here is the
          > http://www.ccbwebdesigns.com/back_image.html to the image.


          If you mask the figure first, you can change the background color to
          anything you like.

          http://www.playingwithfire.com/fm_mask_group.png



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          • 2. Re: Background Color Change
            CCBrown Level 1
            I see what you did and I am able to change the background color on the image you generated. But when I follow the instructions it doesn't work for me. I simple create a black rectangle the same dimensions as the original image. I select both and Modify - Mask - Group as Mask. In the layers panel I see they have merged but your image has the figure outlined (selected). My document just shows a transparent screen. The directions I used were from the Adobe site:

            Basic steps to create a mask group

            1. Create two objects (either vector or bitmap) on your canvas.
            2. Move the top object so that it overlaps or rests inside the outer boundaries of the underlying object.
            3. Select both objects. (You can select them by clicking on one thumbnail image on the Layers panel and then Shift-clicking on the other thumbnail.)
            4. Choose Modify > Mask > Group As Mask.
            5. Select the mask by clicking the mask's thumbnail on the Layer's panel.
            6. Make masking appearance choices on the Object panel.
            • 3. Re: Background Color Change
              Level 7
              CCBrown wrote:
              > I see what you did and I am able to change the background color on the image
              > you generated. But when I follow the instructions it doesn't work for me. I
              > simple create a black rectangle the same dimensions as the original image.

              I'd need to see the tutorial you are talking about to see whether or not
              there is a problem with it. Can you provide a URL? Here's how I did it:

              Use the pen tool to stitch around the shape you want to select. Fill the
              resulting shape with WHITE. Select both the image and the pen shape and
              choose Modify > Mask > Group as mask.

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              • 4. Re: Background Color Change
                CCBrown Level 1
                Linda, here is the link that I got my instructions from. It was under "Basic Steps to create a mask group."

                I have your book Playing with Fire so I went to the section to read up on the process. I am not real good with the Pen tool so it will take some practice but at least now I have a reference point.

                Thanks.
                • 5. Re: Background Color Change
                  Level 7
                  CCBrown wrote:
                  > Linda, here is the
                  > http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15089&sliceId=1
                  > that I got my instructions from. It was under "Basic Steps to create a mask
                  > group."
                  >
                  > I have your book Playing with Fire so I went to the section to read up on the
                  > process. I am not real good with the Pen tool so it will take some practice
                  > but at least now I have a reference point.

                  Ah ha! I see what is causing the confusion. Both the tutorial and book
                  were written for an early version of Fireworks It won't work with the
                  current version. Try the tutorials here:

                  http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/images/photo_magic/index.htm


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