2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2008 4:18 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Exporting CS3 FW to Illustrator CS3?

    Fireworks_forever
      Hello!

      I've created a low resolution interface for moble phones in Fireworks CS3 (160x128 pix) and I am planning to make an instruction manual with screen shots. Since I don't want the screen shots to be pixellated and jagged (like my screens) but with completely rounded corners I try to import my FW file into Illustrator (I tried saving as Illustrator file in FW). The result, however is not very nice, since colors and effects are changed. Am I asking for too much or is there a way to safely transfer a FW file into an AI without distortions?

      Kind regards

      M
        • 1. Re: Exporting CS3 FW to Illustrator CS3?
          deesadler User Group Manager
          Fireworks is a vector drawing program. It also happens to be for the web. You could always change your resolution in Fireworks for the PNG. It's down in the Property Inspector. Just click off of everything and click on Image Size. It is indeed 72ppi by default, but that can be changed. If you have drawn your boxes with the vector tools, it'll still look great. What program are you using to put all this together in? InDesign? I ask because InDesign will happily bring in the PNG from Fireworks.

          A screen shot isn't going to change whether you take it in Fireworks or Illustrator though. I recommend you get a program that takes screen shots in a higher resolution as well. It sounds like you are going to need other types of screen shots. It depends on whether you are on a Mac or PC, and there are some good ones out there. Snapz Pro on the Mac is a great tool.
          • 2. Re: Exporting CS3 FW to Illustrator CS3?
            Level 7
            Fireworker_in_need wrote:
            > Hello!
            >
            > I've created a low resolution interface for moble phones in Fireworks CS3
            > (160x128 pix) and I am planning to make an instruction manual with screen
            > shots. Since I don't want the screen shots to be pixellated and jagged (like my
            > screens) but with completely rounded corners I try to import my FW file into
            > Illustrator (I tried saving as Illustrator file in FW). The result, however is
            > not very nice, since colors and effects are changed. Am I asking for too much
            > or is there a way to safely transfer a FW file into an AI without distortions?
            >
            > Kind regards
            >
            > M
            >
            At this time, AI support is really only one way. You can import AI files
            with a decent degree of fidelity, but exporting as AI renders the file
            in AI 8, not CS3. So anything fancy usually doesn't end up getting
            translated to Illustrator.

            You might be better off saving the file at the correct resolution as a
            Photoshop file if you want to work with it outside of FW.


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