3 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2006 7:03 AM by Newsgroup_User

    How to draw a globe

    mtait
      Hi - could anyone help me please, I'm trying to draw a globe, with a radial fill, where the radial fill (light if you like) is off centre? I've got the globe, and the fill, but the fill starts dead center - how do I offset it?

      Thank you very much,

      Mark
        • 1. Re: How to draw a globe
          Level 7
          Select the object, click on the Paint Bucket tool and manipulate the
          fill with the mouse. Drag the round end to position the fill and drag
          the square end to manipulate the length and angle of the fill.
          alex

          mtait wrote:
          > Hi - could anyone help me please, I'm trying to draw a globe, with a radial
          > fill, where the radial fill (light if you like) is off centre? I've got the
          > globe, and the fill, but the fill starts dead center - how do I offset it?
          >
          > Thank you very much,
          >
          > Mark
          >
          • 2. Re: How to draw a globe
            mtait Level 1
            Hi Alex - thank you very much - I'm not a graphics person, and brand new to Fireworks.

            If I could expand now - I have horizontal and vertical lines on the globe - 2 of each - which I've drawn using the Ellipse tool. Is there anyway to 'tilt' these to give the impression the globe is resting off it's main axis? (sort of like this one: http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~chrisw/figs/globe.jpg )

            Thank you,

            Mark
            • 3. Re: How to draw a globe
              Level 7
              Mark,

              That would be a matter of creating those ovals and cutting off the
              overlapping parts with the slice tool.
              I would start with the smallest oval on the top, duplicate it and resize.

              alex

              mtait wrote:
              > Hi Alex - thank you very much - I'm not a graphics person, and brand new to
              > Fireworks.
              >
              > If I could expand now - I have horizontal and vertical lines on the globe - 2
              > of each - which I've drawn using the Ellipse tool. Is there anyway to 'tilt'
              > these to give the impression the globe is resting off it's main axis? (sort of
              > like this one: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge
              > href=" http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~chrisw/figs/globe.jpg">http://www.gps.caltech.
              > edu/~chrisw/figs/globe.jpg</a> )
              >
              > Thank you,
              >
              > Mark
              >