Im trying to familiarise myslef with the patterns and textures in fireworks. At the moment I find the effect I want by trial an error. What is the difference between patterns and textures?
You can't manipulate a texture—use it the way it is or don't use it.
A pattern on the other hand has the same level of control as a gradient fill.
You can stretch the "tile," skew it, move it's registration point, etc.
Hope that helps.