8 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2006 9:34 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8

    KathWebmaster
      Hello,

      I've been using Fireworks for years to create picture frames around photos. I recently upgraded to Fireworks 8 and they have changed it so much that I am not able to create a picture frame with a solid color. All I can do is create one by choosing the textured (Berber, waves, etc.).

      Does anyone have any guidelines for creating a picture frame and changing it to solid color? I won't waste your time by asking why Macromedia felt it was necessary to screw around with Fireworks so much. Bleech.

      Kath
        • 1. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
          Level 7
          Kath,

          I now resort to CSS to display borders around images. There is the added
          bonus that if you change your mind on color, width etc, they can all be
          changed in a blink of an eye.
          Worth investigating ...

          Alex

          KathWebmaster wrote:
          > Hello,
          >
          > I've been using Fireworks for years to create picture frames around photos. I
          > recently upgraded to Fireworks 8 and they have changed it so much that I am not
          > able to create a picture frame with a solid color. All I can do is create one
          > by choosing the textured (Berber, waves, etc.).
          >
          > Does anyone have any guidelines for creating a picture frame and changing it
          > to solid color? I won't waste your time by asking why Macromedia felt it was
          > necessary to screw around with Fireworks so much. Bleech.
          >
          > Kath
          >
          • 2. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
            KathWebmaster Level 1
            Oh, crud. I thought you'd be able to tell me how to do the same thing I used to do with this. It was so simple - create photo frame, choose "solid" and you got a nice beveled photo frame around a picture.

            Thanks
            Kath
            • 3. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
              Level 7
              KathWebmaster wrote:
              > Oh, crud. I thought you'd be able to tell me how to do the same thing I used to
              > do with this. It was so simple - create photo frame, choose "solid" and you got
              > a nice beveled photo frame around a picture.
              >
              > Thanks
              > Kath
              >

              Hi Kath:

              Once you create the frame with the Picture Frame command, just unlock
              the layer containing the frame, select the frame object, remove or
              change the Bevel effect (if you want) and change the fill from a pattern
              to a solid color.

              HTH

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              • 4. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
                Level 7
                KathWebmaster wrote:
                > Oh, crud. I thought you'd be able to tell me how to do the same thing I used to
                > do with this. It was so simple - create photo frame, choose "solid" and you got
                > a nice beveled photo frame around a picture.
                >
                > Thanks
                > Kath
                >

                I forgot to mention, if you wish to try something more custom, where you
                build a textured matte and gallery style frame, you can check out this
                tutorial I just released on Community MX.

                Creating a Digital Framed Print in Fireworks
                http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=ABFE7

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                Extending Knowledge, Daily
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                • 5. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
                  KathWebmaster Level 1
                  Wow! Great article. Thanks for all your help, Jim.

                  Kath
                  • 6. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
                    Level 7
                    Jim,

                    Nice tutorial!

                    alex

                    Jim Babbage wrote:
                    > KathWebmaster wrote:
                    >> Oh, crud. I thought you'd be able to tell me how to do the same thing
                    >> I used to do with this. It was so simple - create photo frame, choose
                    >> "solid" and you got a nice beveled photo frame around a picture.
                    >>
                    >> Thanks
                    >> Kath
                    >>
                    >
                    > I forgot to mention, if you wish to try something more custom, where you
                    > build a textured matte and gallery style frame, you can check out this
                    > tutorial I just released on Community MX.
                    >
                    > Creating a Digital Framed Print in Fireworks
                    > http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=ABFE7
                    >
                    • 7. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
                      Level 7
                      KathWebmaster wrote:
                      > Wow! Great article. Thanks for all your help, Jim.
                      >
                      > Kath

                      You're very welcome, Kath! :-)

                      --
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                      Extending Knowledge, Daily
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                      • 8. Re: Filling a Picture Frame in Fireworks 8
                        Level 7
                        Hey thanks Alex! I had fun putting that one together. Even did a podcast
                        version for my photo students, but using Photoshop instead.

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                        Alex Mariño wrote:
                        > Jim,
                        >
                        > Nice tutorial!
                        >
                        > alex
                        >
                        > Jim Babbage wrote:
                        >> KathWebmaster wrote:
                        >>> Oh, crud. I thought you'd be able to tell me how to do the same thing
                        >>> I used to do with this. It was so simple - create photo frame, choose
                        >>> "solid" and you got a nice beveled photo frame around a picture.
                        >>>
                        >>> Thanks
                        >>> Kath
                        >>>
                        >>
                        >> I forgot to mention, if you wish to try something more custom, where
                        >> you build a textured matte and gallery style frame, you can check out
                        >> this tutorial I just released on Community MX.
                        >>
                        >> Creating a Digital Framed Print in Fireworks
                        >> http://www.communitymx.com/abstract.cfm?cid=ABFE7
                        >>