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If I'm thinking correctly of what you're trying to do, which is to knock out the rectangle of color around the text, (I did this in Photoshop, drawing a blank on Fireworks) couldn't you select the text, invert the selection and go to the rectangle layer and delete it?
Hopefully I'm on the same page here...
Here is one way to do this - usually as soon as I post an answer like
this, Linda, Stephane or the like will chime in and with a few clicks
get the same effect. :)
So here is one way to do it:
1. Select font - type.
2. Select the word(s) and do a copy and paste to create an identical
3. Select the copy and go to Modify > Flatten Selection
4. Select the Bucket tool and pick the color you wish for the fill.
5. Make sure the Paint Bucket Tool options has 75 (or so) for Tolerance.
6. click on the areas you want to fill a couple times each so the color
will spread a bit past the borders.
7. Select the original text bring it to the front and position over the
One draw back to this technique is that you have to redo all of the
above if you decide to make changes to that text.
> im using a hollow font for a logo, so the main font color only colours the
> i can give the text color by placing it over a layer of the chosen color,
> but of course the rectangle of color shows beyond the font...
> is there a way to mask or hide this area so only the layer behind the font