4 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2007 4:37 PM by Newsgroup_User

    gif text lousy

    accc
      I created text in FW MX 2004 and it looks great - transparent background, white fill and 1 pixel gray stroke, smooth anti-alias

      but when I export it as a gif it acquires white artifacts around the gray stroke - help!
        • 1. Re: gif text lousy
          Level 7
          accc wrote:
          > I created text in FW MX 2004 and it looks great - transparent background, white
          > fill and 1 pixel gray stroke, smooth anti-alias
          >
          > but when I export it as a gif it acquires white artifacts around the gray
          > stroke - help!
          >

          Use a canvas color close to the color of where you are using the text.
          Export with 'Index Transparency'.

          SKB
          • 2. Re: gif text lousy
            accc Level 1
            That won't work - it's a dynamic element that floats over a photo the ranges from gray to dark green - I'm using index transparency - Is this just beyond the capabilities of fireworks?
            • 3. Re: gif text lousy
              Level 7
              accc wrote:
              > That won't work - it's a dynamic element that floats over a photo the ranges from gray to dark green - I'm using index transparency - Is this just beyond the capabilities of fireworks?
              For Anti-Alias to work, it needs to blend with the canvas. If your
              canvas is white you will get white artifacts. Maybe a gray close to your
              stroke color for your canvas or matte will help.

              SKB
              • 4. Re: gif text lousy
                Level 7
                accc wrote:
                > That won't work - it's a dynamic element that floats over a photo the
                > ranges from gray to dark green - I'm using index transparency - Is
                > this just beyond the capabilities of fireworks?

                If you don't mind jagged text, turn anti-aliasing off and use Alpha
                transparency. If you want smooth, anti-aliased text, export in 32 bit
                PNG format, and use the Microsoft Alpha Image Loader filter to get the
                transparent background to work in I.E. 5 & 6.

                http://www.playingwithfire.com/test/pngbehavior/demo.html

                The problem you are experiencing isn't with Fireworks. It's a limitation
                of the medium.


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