9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2008 1:15 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop

    nsprehe
      I'm working on a website and I'm having issues with the color shift from Illustrator to Photoshop to Fireworks. Illustrator to Photoshop is no that bad but Fireworks is really screwing the color up. Any suggestions? It's all RGB...I posted an image here.

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
          Level 7
          I don't understand, why don't you just use FWs? I could recreate that in
          less than 5 mins.

          Peter
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          "TheBird2" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          | I'm working on a website and I'm having issues with the color shift from
          | Illustrator to Photoshop to Fireworks. Illustrator to Photoshop is no that
          bad
          | but Fireworks is really screwing the color up. Any suggestions? It's all
          | RGB...I posted an image http://www.jitneyboy.com/colors.jpg.
          |
          | Thanks!
          |


          • 2. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
            Level 7
            TheBird2 wrote:
            > I'm working on a website and I'm having issues with the color shift from
            > Illustrator to Photoshop to Fireworks. Illustrator to Photoshop is no that bad
            > but Fireworks is really screwing the color up. Any suggestions? It's all
            > RGB...I posted an image http://www.jitneyboy.com/colors.jpg.
            >
            > Thanks!
            >
            Where to create it aside.....

            Make sure you have 'Snap To Websafe' turned off. Open the color picker,
            use the small arrow in the upper right corner and make sure it's unchecked.

            SKB
            • 3. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
              kiptap-aU9yxO
              I run into the same problem and I think I found the solution for the color shift btw Photoshop and Fireworks. I was using sRGB IEC61966-2.1 for the color profile in my document as you are supposed to for web use. I converted the color profile in photoshop to be Adobe RGB (1998) and open the file in Fireworks and voila....the color didn't shift. Try to see if this works.
              • 5. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
                Level 7
                Here's another solution - don't use Photoshop to make your web graphics!

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                "Ortiggs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                >I found a solution:
                > http://www.viget.com/inspire/the-mysterious-save-for-web-color-shift/

                • 6. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
                  chirp88 Level 1
                  That is a really asinine response. How about this... don't use Fireworks. Fireworks was a Macromedia product and doesn't play well with Photoshop. Hopefully CS4 will be better.
                  And here's THE most important thing... turn off all color management. It screws colors up.

                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  Here's another solution - don't use Photoshop to make your web graphics!

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                  "Ortiggs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >I found a solution:
                  > http://www.viget.com/inspire/the-mysterious-save-for-web-color-shift/




                  • 7. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
                    Level 7
                    > Fireworks was a Macromedia product and doesn't play well with Photoshop.

                    Baloney. There is no conflict between these two very different products.
                    Use the right tool for the job - web graphics = FW, print graphics = PS.

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                    "chirp88" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > That is a really asinine response. How about this... don't use Fireworks.
                    > Fireworks was a Macromedia product and doesn't play well with Photoshop.
                    > Hopefully CS4 will be better.
                    > And here's THE most important thing... turn off all color management. It
                    > screws colors up.
                    >
                    >
                    quote:

                    Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                    > Here's another solution - don't use Photoshop to make your web graphics!
                    >
                    > --
                    > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
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                    > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                    >
                    > "Ortiggs" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    > news:gabenh$r0a$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > >I found a solution:
                    > > http://www.viget.com/inspire/the-mysterious-save-for-web-color-shift/
                    >
                    >

                    >
                    >
                    >

                    • 8. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
                      chirp88 Level 1
                      You obviously never tried to use them together very much. Just yesterday I tried opening a layered CS3 PSD with groups and vector masks and cloipping groups in Fireworks CS3 and it choked. All clipping groups were released, masks were not recognized and the file opened as a mess. This never happened with ImageReady.
                      I hope that Fireworks CS4 will open PSDs MUCH better.
                      If Fireworks can't open Photoshop files correctly, then there's no point in trying to use it for web graphics. I'm absolutely positive that a much higher percentage of people use Photoshop for web graphic development than Fireworks. It's like comparing Illustrator to Freehand users.

                      quote:

                      Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                      > Fireworks was a Macromedia product and doesn't play well with Photoshop.

                      Baloney. There is no conflict between these two very different products.
                      Use the right tool for the job - web graphics = FW, print graphics = PS.

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                      • 9. Re: Fireworks screws up colors from photoshop
                        Level 7
                        chirp88 wrote:
                        > You obviously never tried to use them together very much. Just yesterday I
                        > tried opening a layered CS3 PSD with groups and vector masks and cloipping
                        > groups in Fireworks CS3 and it choked. All clipping groups were released, masks
                        > were not recognized and the file opened as a mess. This never happened with
                        > ImageReady.
                        > I hope that Fireworks CS4 will open PSDs MUCH better.
                        > If Fireworks can't open Photoshop files correctly, then there's no point in
                        > trying to use it for web graphics. I'm absolutely positive that a much higher
                        > percentage of people use Photoshop for web graphic development than Fireworks.
                        > It's like comparing Illustrator to Freehand users.
                        >
                        >
                        quote:

                        Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                        > > Fireworks was a Macromedia product and doesn't play well with Photoshop.
                        >
                        > Baloney. There is no conflict between these two very different products.
                        > Use the right tool for the job - web graphics = FW, print graphics = PS.
                        >
                        > --
                        > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        > Adobe Community
                        >

                        >
                        >
                        >

                        CS4 integration is much better. Can it be even better? Sure, but only so
                        much can be done in each release.

                        FW CS4 supports PS vector objects, PS vector masks and Layer Comps, as
                        well as PS type (even on a path). It does not support clipping paths as
                        editable objects, but you can opt to flatten the clipping path so the
                        look remains the same.

                        FW does not support Adjustment layers or Smart Objects. Adjustment
                        layers can be brought in flattened, but you lose the editability. Smart
                        Objects are brought in, but as flattened bitmaps; any link to the parent
                        program is lost.

                        Fireworks does not understand color profiles, which is usually where the
                        color issue stems from.

                        Disable the color management in Photoshop to allow the colors to be the
                        same as they are in Fireworks. There's a bit more info in the link below.

                        http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_13364&sliceId=2

                        HTH

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