2 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2006 7:42 AM by Newsgroup_User

    How replace a background colour in Fireworks ??

    Level 7

      I know how to do this in Photoshop, but I only have Fireworks on this laptop
      to work with at the moment. I have an GIF image of a line drawing (made
      from a few different shades of grey), but the background is white. I want
      to change the background colour to the same colour as my webpage background.
      How do I replace the white with another colour?

      Cheers

      ss.


        • 1. Re: How replace a background colour in Fireworks ??
          Level 7
          Synapse Syndrome wrote:

          > I know how to do this in Photoshop, but I only have Fireworks on this laptop
          > to work with at the moment. I have an GIF image of a line drawing (made
          > from a few different shades of grey), but the background is white. I want
          > to change the background colour to the same colour as my webpage background.
          > How do I replace the white with another colour?

          Choose Filters (the live ones accessible via the Property inspector [+])
          and then Other. Select Convert to Alpha. Change the canvas color to
          whichever one you wish.

          Alternatively, select the background with the Magic wand tool and delete it.

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          • 2. Re: How replace a background colour in Fireworks ??
            Level 7

            "Linda Rathgeber" <lightly@sc.rr.com> wrote in message
            news:e4sd2m$l06$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Synapse Syndrome wrote:
            >
            >> I know how to do this in Photoshop, but I only have Fireworks on this
            >> laptop to work with at the moment. I have an GIF image of a line drawing
            >> (made from a few different shades of grey), but the background is white.
            >> I want to change the background colour to the same colour as my webpage
            >> background. How do I replace the white with another colour?
            >
            > Choose Filters (the live ones accessible via the Property inspector [+])
            > and then Other. Select Convert to Alpha. Change the canvas color to
            > whichever one you wish.
            >
            > Alternatively, select the background with the Magic wand tool and delete
            > it.


            Thanks again, the alpha channel method was what I was looking for. Using
            the Magic Wand tool would take ages and would show a lot of fringes.

            ss.