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> I'm trying to create a sillhouette of an image in a photograph I've imported
> into a fireworks file. I've converted it into a black and white image and am
> trying to use the paint bucket tool to make certain areas black and white. But
> nothing shows up when I click for the paint to pour. *Something* is happening,
> because the edit button says "undo fill," but the color isn't showing up on the
> page. I'm not sure what the problem could be. I even tried selecting parts of
> the image with the magic wand tool, then using the paint bucket on the selected
> pixels, but nothing happened.
> Any ideas?
Can you post a link to the image?
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It's just an image I found on flickr.
I would like a white background with only the ropes and the kid in black sillhouette. I just tried the paint bucket on another photo that I took with my digital camera, but it still wouldn't work. Hmmm.
You can make selections of the sections you want in white with the
Polygon Lasso tool. Shift+click will add to the already selected area.
I would select all the areas you want as white then use the Brush tool
to paint in white then reverse the Selection and paint with black.
Since this image is rather complex the tricky part will be accidentally
not loosing the selections you already made. Fireworks allows you to
save selections by going to Select > Save bitmap selections. I would
save after making about 5 selections, then add another 5 or so and save
again with the same name. I would encourage you to do this as you work.
> It's just an image I found on flickr.
> I would like a white background with only the ropes and the kid in black
> sillhouette. I just tried the paint bucket on another photo that I took with
> my digital camera, but it still wouldn't work. Hmmm.
Thanks for your response! But I'm still confused about why my paint bucket won't work. Any ideas?
If you select "Fill Selection" then the paint bucket tool will fill the
selection. If you don't then it will fill depending on how you have the
Tolerance setting set. The lower the tolerance number the less pixels it
> Thanks for your response! But I'm still confused about why my paint bucket won't work. Any ideas?
When this happens check the mode setting of the tool. If the mode of the paint bucket is set to screen, black will not show up because screen ignores black and will give you an opportunity to undo.