2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2008 11:46 AM by

    New FW User Looking for Assistance

    Ben M Adobe Community Professional
      I'm trying to learn FW a little bit as I hear it is better for making web pages then Photoshop. I was trying to use one of the Photoshop Live Effects though on an object, but I am a bit confused about one thing. If I do the Live Effect pattern overlay I can see to change the opacity and scale but no where to change the pattern being used. The same goes for the Gradient overlay where I see the Opacity, Style, Scale and Angle, but no where to change the colors.

      Am I missing something or is there a toolbar that should be open but is not?
        • 1. Re: New FW User Looking for Assistance
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          SnakEyez02 wrote:
          > I'm trying to learn FW a little bit as I hear it is better for making web pages
          > then Photoshop. I was trying to use one of the Photoshop Live Effects though
          > on an object, but I am a bit confused about one thing. If I do the Live Effect
          > pattern overlay I can see to change the opacity and scale but no where to
          > change the pattern being used. The same goes for the Gradient overlay where I
          > see the Opacity, Style, Scale and Angle, but no where to change the colors.
          >
          > Am I missing something or is there a toolbar that should be open but is not?
          >
          You're not missing anything, unfortunately. The PS Live filters are more
          of a maintenance feature than a creative tool. Although the Stroke
          effect is very handy on masked bitmaps. You can certainly apply any of
          the filters, but the real control still remains in Photoshop. I guess
          the thinking being that the reasons to use them in the first place is
          that the file will end up back in Photoshop, or you've received a PS
          file and don't want those effects to be discarded or flattened.

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          • 2. Re: New FW User Looking for Assistance
            the links was very informative but i could not find my solution from it could you please give me more details