5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2008 1:31 AM by gg8899

    Replacing a stock image in a PNG frame...

    baldrn
      Hi,
      I can use PS ok, but I"m new to Fireworks. I am working on a website template. One of the images has a frame with a picture in it. It is in PNG format.
      I want to replace the stock picture with an image of my own.
      I can import it, but it's huge...I want it to look like the original one in the existing frame.
      Is that possible? How so? I tried to create another layer like in PS, but it doesn't work the same, it seems. I'm used to drawing a layer and placing a photo in there.
      Thanks for your help,
      Mark
        • 1. Re: Replacing a stock image in a PNG frame...
          Level 7
          Hi,

          It would be easier if you could upload the template and provide us to a link
          to it? If you cannot do this can you provide us with a link to a screen
          shot?

          That way you are more likely to get useful feedback. I am quite sure what
          you are aiming to achieve is possible, just not sure of the best way to go
          about it from your description.

          Peter
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          | Hi,
          | I can use PS ok, but I"m new to Fireworks. I am working on a website
          template.
          | One of the images has a frame with a picture in it. It is in PNG format.
          | I want to replace the stock picture with an image of my own.
          | I can import it, but it's huge...I want it to look like the original one
          in
          | the existing frame.
          | Is that possible? How so? I tried to create another layer like in PS, but
          it
          | doesn't work the same, it seems. I'm used to drawing a layer and placing a
          | photo in there.
          | Thanks for your help,
          | Mark
          |


          • 2. Re: Replacing a stock image in a PNG frame...
            Level 7
            baldrn wrote:
            > Hi,
            > I can use PS ok, but I"m new to Fireworks. I am working on a website template.
            > One of the images has a frame with a picture in it. It is in PNG format.
            > I want to replace the stock picture with an image of my own.
            > I can import it, but it's huge...I want it to look like the original one in
            > the existing frame.
            > Is that possible? How so? I tried to create another layer like in PS, but it
            > doesn't work the same, it seems. I'm used to drawing a layer and placing a
            > photo in there.
            > Thanks for your help,
            > Mark
            >
            Activate the layer where the original image is located. When you import
            your image (File > Import), click and drag the import icon to set the
            size, rather than just clicking.
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            • 3. Replacing a stock image in a PNG frame...
              pixlor Level 4
              A Fireworks .png is different from a regular .png. Fireworks adds some proprietary info. If you have a Fireworks .png, then, yes, it won't work quite the same in PS as it does in FW (and it won't work the same in PS as other .png files).

              If the image is a FW .png, then you should be able to open it in FW and see if it has layers (similar to PS). If so, then simply find the bitmap object which is the background picture and delete it. Copy your photo in and move it in the layer stack until it is below everything else that needs to be visible. (Click and drag, very easy. )

              If the image is not a FW .png, then...well...it depends on the image, whether it has layers or is flattened, etc.
              • 4. Re: Replacing a stock image in a PNG frame...
                baldrn Level 1
                I actually got it to work by opening with PSD. Then, I forget now. LOL, but converted to a smart object and edited from there.
                But it worked great, just need to remember how I did that for future use.
                Thanks for the replies.
                Mark
                • 5. Re: Replacing a stock image in a PNG frame...
                  gg8899
                  Good solution Mark. I'll remember that one in the future too.

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