4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2007 12:42 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Gradient + Transparency Blend

    SpringTank Level 1
      I am trying to do a gradient fill to an object with one color, and the second "color" would actually be transparent.
      I was wondering if this is possible to do in Fireworks, or if anyone knows a plugin to do so?

      Thanks a Bunch!
        • 1. Re: Gradient + Transparency Blend
          Level 7
          Sure. In the box that pops up when you click on the colour box to the left
          of the Gradient description in the Property Inspector. The two small 'chips'
          that define the colours, just above the preset. The 'chips on the top row
          define the transparency. Click on one and adjust from zero to 100.

          Peter
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          "SpringTank" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:eqf7js$6mr$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          |I am trying to do a gradient fill to an object with one color, and the
          second
          | "color" would actually be transparent.
          | I was wondering if this is possible to do in Fireworks, or if anyone knows
          a
          | plugin to do so?
          |
          | Thanks a Bunch!
          |


          • 2. Re: Gradient + Transparency Blend
            SpringTank Level 1
            Ahh thanks :)

            is there a way to convert a bitmap's shape to a path?

            thanks
            • 3. Re: Gradient + Transparency Blend
              Level 7
              There is in FWs 8 but not in previous versions.
              "SpringTank" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:eqfe1b$ecj$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              | Ahh thanks :)
              |
              | is there a way to convert a bitmap's shape to a path?
              |
              | thanks


              • 4. Re: Gradient + Transparency Blend
                Level 7
                PJR wrote:
                > There is in FWs 8 but not in previous versions.

                Yep, but, to be clear, that's just for the outline of the non
                transparent pixels in the bitmap objects. To really *trace* a bitmap,
                you'll need to use Flash, FreeHand or Illustrator CS2 (in that order of
                better and better results).

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