6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2008 3:51 AM by Bokstas

    Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability

    numbertwosuperguy Level 1
      My main designer is reticent to give up Photoshop for Fireworks in our HD-DVD/Blu-ray production outfit. This means I get a PSD design and then when I rearange it in Fireworks for PNG export, I don't get the same results as before.

      Specifically, text seems to go awry...

      On PSD import, the text always looks fine. I'm guessing this is a pre-rendered bitmap.
      As soon as you edit it, I lose some effects. Here's what I've noticed so far:
      1. The 'autocaps' setting is completely lost. (I've got to find a fix for this straight away!)
      2. The weight of the text seems to be lighter (even with strong AA)
      3. Some character and line spacing seems to change.

      My questions are:
      How can I avoid these?
      Are Adobe working to better the FW PSD compatability?
      Is there a list of other 'gotchas' that might prepare me?


      thanks all
        • 1. Re: Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability
          Level 7
          Depends on teh version of FW you are using ... in CS3 they improved greatly
          the compatibility between FW & PS (I'm not sure about your specific issues
          though)

          "numbertwosuperguy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:fcefiu$7nc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > My main designer is reticent to give up Photoshop for Fireworks in our
          > HD-DVD/Blu-ray production outfit. This means I get a PSD design and then
          > when
          > I rearange it in Fireworks for PNG export, I don't get the same results as
          > before.
          >
          > Specifically, text seems to go awry...
          >
          > On PSD import, the text always looks fine. I'm guessing this is a
          > pre-rendered bitmap.
          > As soon as you edit it, I lose some effects. Here's what I've noticed so
          > far:
          > 1. The 'autocaps' setting is completely lost. (I've got to find a fix for
          > this straight away!)
          > 2. The weight of the text seems to be lighter (even with strong AA)
          > 3. Some character and line spacing seems to change.
          >
          > My questions are:
          > How can I avoid these?
          > Are Adobe working to better the FW PSD compatability?
          > Is there a list of other 'gotchas' that might prepare me?
          >
          >
          > thanks all
          >

          • 2. Re: Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability
            Level 7
            Text can still be a problem in CS3, because each app handles fonts
            differently.

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            Alexander Ross wrote:
            > Depends on teh version of FW you are using ... in CS3 they improved
            > greatly the compatibility between FW & PS (I'm not sure about your
            > specific issues though)
            >
            > "numbertwosuperguy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            > news:fcefiu$7nc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >> My main designer is reticent to give up Photoshop for Fireworks in our
            >> HD-DVD/Blu-ray production outfit. This means I get a PSD design and
            >> then when
            >> I rearange it in Fireworks for PNG export, I don't get the same
            >> results as
            >> before.
            >>
            >> Specifically, text seems to go awry...
            >>
            >> On PSD import, the text always looks fine. I'm guessing this is a
            >> pre-rendered bitmap.
            >> As soon as you edit it, I lose some effects. Here's what I've noticed
            >> so far:
            >> 1. The 'autocaps' setting is completely lost. (I've got to find a fix
            >> for
            >> this straight away!)
            >> 2. The weight of the text seems to be lighter (even with strong AA)
            >> 3. Some character and line spacing seems to change.
            >>
            >> My questions are:
            >> How can I avoid these?
            >> Are Adobe working to better the FW PSD compatability?
            >> Is there a list of other 'gotchas' that might prepare me?
            >>
            >>
            >> thanks all
            >>
            >
            • 3. Re: Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability
              Level 1
              quote:

              Originally posted by: numbertwosuperguy
              Are Adobe working to better the FW PSD compatability?



              Most definitely! The Fireworks team is agressively working on PSD Import compatibility and will continue to support PSD import going forward.


              quote:

              Is there a list of other 'gotchas' that might prepare me?


              We are gathering up the list here:

              http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb401026&sliceId=2

              If you have anything thats new to add, please let us know!


              • 4. Re: Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability
                numbertwosuperguy Level 1
                Glad to help make my life easier...!
                I don't know where to post the problems, so I'm hoping you can pick them up from here.

                Basically the problems are as listed in my first post.
                1. The 'small caps' character style isnt present in Fireworks,
                2. The weight of the font seemed to change,
                3. And the 'character spacing' that seems to changes I think has something to do with the treatment of the 'tab' character.

                Thanks,
                Nathan.
                • 5. Re: Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability
                  Level 1
                  numbertwosuperguy -

                  Posting here is fine. We'll keep an eye out and update the TechNote accordingly.

                  Thanks!
                  • 6. Re: Photoshop to Fireworks: PSD compatability
                    Bokstas
                    Yes i have same problem with txts imported from PSD. Actualy im used to Fireworks for ~7years. But now i must to edit to texts only in photoshop because its much faster:(

                    That issua solving would make work easyer for most designers, who arent too busy to find this post:) Good luck!