13 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2006 8:54 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Replace Color(s)

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      I couldn't figure out how to use the Replace Color function in
      Photoshop, so I checked out Fireworks and was pleased to see it's user
      friendly in the extreme. The only problem is it doesn't work!

      First, I opened an image with a .png extension. (It only works on .png
      images, right?) Then I clicked Window > Find and Replace, opening the
      little dialog box. The settings are "Search Document," "Find Color" and
      "Fills & Strokes."

      There are two colored squares - Find: and Change to:. I used the
      eyedropper to set the color of Find to the color I want to replace (a
      light gray). Then I clicked Change to and set it at yellow. Then I click
      "Replace All," but nothing happens.

      This is the first time I've used Fireworks, by the way. I've owned
      Studio MX for a long time but never got around to playing with Fireworks
      because I already had Photoshop. Thanks.

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        • 1. Re: Replace Color(s)
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          > There are two colored squares - Find: and Change to:. I used the
          > eyedropper to set the color of Find to the color I want to replace (a
          > light gray). Then I clicked Change to and set it at yellow. Then I click
          > "Replace All," but nothing happens.

          You need to rub the cursor over the color you want to replace.

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          • 2. Re: Replace Color(s)
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            Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
            >
            >
            >> There are two colored squares - Find: and Change to:. I used the
            >> eyedropper to set the color of Find to the color I want to replace (a
            >> light gray). Then I clicked Change to and set it at yellow. Then I
            >> click "Replace All," but nothing happens.
            >
            > You need to rub the cursor over the color you want to replace.
            >

            You mean if I want to replace the gray in North America only, I need to
            place my cursor over North America and hold down the mouse button while
            I rub it with the cursor? Or I need to place the cursor over the color
            in the Find box? I tried both without success. Thanks.

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            • 3. Re: Replace Color(s)
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              David Blomstrom wrote:
              > Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
              >>
              >>
              >>> There are two colored squares - Find: and Change to:. I used the
              >>> eyedropper to set the color of Find to the color I want to replace (a
              >>> light gray). Then I clicked Change to and set it at yellow. Then I
              >>> click "Replace All," but nothing happens.
              >>
              >> You need to rub the cursor over the color you want to replace.
              >>
              >
              > You mean if I want to replace the gray in North America only, I need to
              > place my cursor over North America and hold down the mouse button while
              > I rub it with the cursor? Or I need to place the cursor over the color
              > in the Find box? I tried both without success. Thanks.
              >

              The Replace Color tool works as Linda describes, and can be used on
              pngs, gifs, jpegs, etc. I do not think FW MX had the actual tool
              (although it's been a long time since I used MX so I could be wrong).
              I've never found it to work all that well or predictably especially with
              grey, but that could just be me.

              However, what you described was the Find and Replace Color panel. This
              panel no longer exists in later versions such as FW8 and probably MX
              2004. Its functionality was built into the main Find and Replace dialog box.

              At any rate, this feature only works for vectors, fonts and paths.
              Sampling a color from a flattened bitmap (PNG or otherwise) will have no
              effect on the image.

              HTH

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              • 4. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                I've worn out three cursors that way
                ;)

                Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:

                >
                > You need to rub the cursor over the color you want to replace.
                >
                • 5. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                  Alex Mari�o wrote:
                  > I've worn out three cursors that way
                  > ;)

                  LOL! And how many mousepads?

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                  • 6. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                    Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
                    > Alex Mari�o wrote:
                    >> I've worn out three cursors that way
                    >> ;)
                    >
                    > LOL! And how many mousepads?
                    >

                    Well, I finally figured out a technique for replacing colors in
                    Photoshop, and I suspect I can use the same technique with Firefox. Thanks.

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                    • 7. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                      "David Blomstrom" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      >
                      > Well, I finally figured out a technique for replacing colors in Photoshop,
                      > and I suspect I can use the same technique with Firefox. Thanks.

                      I don't think Firefox allows you to replace any colors, unless someone has
                      developed a nifty add-in.

                      8^O

                      Tony


                      • 8. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                        Anthony Bollinger wrote:
                        > "David Blomstrom" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        > news:ee98r4$j2j$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >> Well, I finally figured out a technique for replacing colors in Photoshop,
                        >> and I suspect I can use the same technique with Firefox. Thanks.
                        >
                        > I don't think Firefox allows you to replace any colors, unless someone has
                        > developed a nifty add-in.
                        >
                        > 8^O
                        >
                        > Tony
                        >
                        >

                        I meant Fireworks.

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                        • 9. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                          David Blomstrom wrote:

                          >
                          > I meant Fireworks.

                          David, one of the biggest mistakes you can make in learning to use
                          Fireworks is to try using it like Photoshop. They are very different
                          kinds of apps, and although many of the tools appear to be the same,
                          they often function differently.


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                          • 10. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                            And for web graphics, mostly better.

                            Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:

                            They are very different
                            > kinds of apps, and although many of the tools appear to be the same,
                            > they often function differently.
                            >
                            >
                            • 11. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                              Alex Mari�o wrote:
                              > And for web graphics, mostly better.
                              >
                              > Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
                              >
                              > They are very different
                              >> kinds of apps, and although many of the tools appear to be the same,
                              >> they often function differently.
                              >>
                              >>
                              Here, here!

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                              • 12. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                                Jim Babbage wrote:
                                > Alex Mari�o wrote:
                                >> And for web graphics, mostly better.
                                >>
                                >> Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
                                >>
                                >> They are very different
                                >>> kinds of apps, and although many of the tools appear to be the same,
                                >>> they often function differently.
                                >>>
                                >>>
                                > Here, here!
                                >
                                Hear, hear? ;-)

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                                • 13. Re: Replace Color(s)
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                                  Bonnie wrote:
                                  > Jim Babbage wrote:
                                  >> Alex Mari�o wrote:
                                  >>> And for web graphics, mostly better.
                                  >>>
                                  >>> Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
                                  >>>
                                  >>> They are very different
                                  >>>> kinds of apps, and although many of the tools appear to be the same,
                                  >>>> they often function differently.
                                  >>>>
                                  >>>>
                                  >> Here, here!
                                  >>
                                  > Hear, hear? ;-)
                                  >


                                  Or there, there . . .

                                  *sniffle*

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