3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2009 1:41 PM by Jim_Babbage

    How can i import layer folders from photoshop/other png ?

    jarmanje

      I have a photoshop file with my web layout inside. All layers are in a folder named after the page. e.g. master, home, portfolio etc
      I have about 12 of these folders

      Is there a way I can import only 1 layers folder into my fireworks file? I am using the 'pages' function to try to create a site preview for my customer

      Not enjoying this transition into fireworks yet!

        • 1. Re: How can i import layer folders from photoshop/other png ?
          Jim_Babbage Level 4

          You'd need to set up Layer Comps in PS first, then you can import 

          based on the Layer comp, rather than the entire file.

           

           

          Jim Babbage

          • 2. Re: How can i import layer folders from photoshop/other png ?
            jarmanje Level 1

            Hi there, thanks for your reply.

             

            I just tried this

             

            1) go into my photoshop file and make invisible all of the layer folders

            2) make my 'home' layer folder visible (only)

            3) create new comp

            4) click yes for 'visibility', 'position' and 'appearance' and then 'ok'

            4) hide 'home' and then make 'portfolio' layer folder visible

            5) create new comp

            etc etc for 8 pages

            6) save the photoshop file

             

            the problem is, i tried importing just one comp into fireworks, but it is still importing EVERY layer and it's contents. It's almost pointless using comps for me, as i have all my pages in nice pages within photoshop...

             

             

            Did i do something wrong?

             

            also when importing, can i not just import it to the stage in the middle. It wants me to select a rectangle and it's not an exact science..

            • 3. Re: How can i import layer folders from photoshop/other png ?
              Jim_Babbage Level 4

              Because PS has no concept of Fireworks Pages, the best FW can do is 

              import the layer comp, so unfortunately, you will still get all the 

              layers, but at least the visibility of specific layers in a comp is 

              supported.

               

              I don't build my web page designs in PS, so I avoid the issue 

              completely.

               

              FW import can import by simply clicking on the canvas or by clicking 

              and dragging if you need to scale the artwork.

               

              If you just click in the upper left (or right, or where ever) corner 

              of your canvas, FW will bring everything in and all the artwork will 

              be selected. Then you can use the Shift and arrow keys to quickly 

              reposition the entire layout.

               

              HTH

               

              Jim Babbage