3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2008 1:42 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Creating a vector graphic by tracing a bitmap

    Mattastic Level 1
      Could anyone tell me how I can do this in fireworks?

      I'd like to create a monochrome image, and have different shades of grey.

      Rather than draw round every element individually, and fill it accordingly, is there an effect that will do this?

      Thankyou
        • 1. Re: Creating a vector graphic by tracing a bitmap
          Level 7
          Assuming you are talking about bringing an image into FW and making it a
          grayscale palette:

          Select the image, clic the + sign next to Filters: in the Properties
          Panel, go to Adjust Color > Hue/Saturation and drag the Saturation
          slider all the way to the left (-100).

          alex

          Mattastic wrote:
          > Could anyone tell me how I can do this in fireworks?
          >
          > I'd like to create a monochrome image, and have different shades of grey.
          >
          > Rather than draw round every element individually, and fill it accordingly,
          > is there an effect that will do this?
          >
          > Thankyou
          >
          • 2. Re: Creating a vector graphic by tracing a bitmap
            JoeDaSilva Level 4
            It depends entirely on your image. You can add multiple colors (or in your case shades of grey) to the gradient fill of your shape, but you can't change their direction independently.

            So if your image is at all complicated, then no, there isn't an easy way out ;-)
            • 3. Re: Creating a vector graphic by tracing a bitmap
              Level 7
              With Illustrator and Flash you can Trace the image after converting to
              black and white.

              Mattastic wrote:
              > Could anyone tell me how I can do this in fireworks?
              >
              > I'd like to create a monochrome image, and have different shades of grey.
              >
              > Rather than draw round every element individually, and fill it accordingly,
              > is there an effect that will do this?
              >
              > Thankyou
              >