3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2008 10:06 AM by Newsgroup_User

    How to save a slice of selected layer or selected object

    mcjack Level 1
      I am new to Fireworks CS3. I have a layered PSD and want to create slices (or images to be used separately on a web page via Dreamweaver) from certain selected layers or certain objects showing the selected layer and / or object only. I tried and got a slice that contains all visible layers cropped to the size of the object I wanted. Can someone point me to a resource that will show me some tutes or offer an explanation?

      For example, suppose I have an apple as a background image on a bottom layer, with other images on other layers overlapping the apple in my psd file. How do I create a slice of just the apple?

      And, suppose I have an apple, an orange and a banana on the same layer, but I want to create a slice of each fruit individually. How is this best done?

      Thanks.
        • 1. Re: How to save a slice of selected layer or selected object
          Level 7
          mcjack wrote:
          > I am new to Fireworks CS3. I have a layered PSD and want to create slices (or
          > images to be used separately on a web page via Dreamweaver) from certain
          > selected layers or certain objects showing the selected layer and / or object
          > only. I tried and got a slice that contains all visible layers cropped to the
          > size of the object I wanted. Can someone point me to a resource that will show
          > me some tutes or offer an explanation?
          >
          > For example, suppose I have an apple as a background image on a bottom layer,
          > with other images on other layers overlapping the apple in my psd file. How do
          > I create a slice of just the apple?
          >
          > And, suppose I have an apple, an orange and a banana on the same layer, but I
          > want to create a slice of each fruit individually. How is this best done?
          >
          > Thanks.
          >
          The easiest thing to do is either put the apple on its own page and
          slice it separately, or physically move that element lower on the
          existing page so it is not overlapped by other slices. It won't be
          pretty in FW but seeing as you will be building the HTML in a web editor
          anyway, it should not be a big deal.

          HTH

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          • 2. Re: How to save a slice of selected layer or selected object
            WorWicWebmaster
            I have dealt with this type of problem for years now. I have been asking for a solution and oddly enough, Microsoft has provided the solution. The latest release of Expression Design 2 now has slicing support. They took it to the next level and allow you to indicate which layers, even which elements on layers, you want to be "visible" to the slice. If a layer or element is not marked as visible, it will not be exported with that slice. It's as if the graphic(s) were unseen by the slice.

            This is a very elegant solution to an old problem ever since slices were first introduced. I sincerely hope Adobe takes notice of how competitors are innovating similar tools. I personally prefer Fireworks over Expression Design, but I've been using Design lately just for this slicing feature.
            • 3. Re: How to save a slice of selected layer or selected   object
              Level 7
              WorWicWebmaster wrote:
              > I have dealt with this type of problem for years now. I have been asking for a
              > solution and oddly enough, Microsoft has provided the solution. The latest
              > release of Expression Design 2 now has slicing support. They took it to the
              > next level and allow you to indicate which layers, even which elements on
              > layers, you want to be "visible" to the slice. If a layer or element is not
              > marked as visible, it will not be exported with that slice. It's as if the
              > graphic(s) were unseen by the slice.
              >
              > This is a very elegant solution to an old problem ever since slices were first
              > introduced. I sincerely hope Adobe takes notice of how competitors are
              > innovating similar tools. I personally prefer Fireworks over Expression Design,
              > but I've been using Design lately just for this slicing feature.
              >

              Yes let's hope they do

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