2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2006 7:43 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Simple Save w/Opacity....

    Level 7
      Hi all, I'm very new with Fireworks. Okay, I actually opened it up just a few
      hours ago. I'm trying to save a small red box so that it's transparent when
      it's used on my web page. As you can see by my
      http://www.davidpinero.com/web/home/blog/article.asp?topicid=142, the image is
      cleary opauqe within Fireworks itself. However, by the time I get it to the
      web page - not so much. What am I doing wrong? Why does it tease me as being
      opaque in Fireworks and then not save that way?

        • 1. Re: Simple Save w/Opacity....
          Level 7
          On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 17:57:14 +0400, dpinero <webforumsuser@macromedia.co=
          m> =

          wrote:

          > Hi all, I'm very new with Fireworks. Okay, I actually opened it up ju=
          st =

          > a few
          > hours ago. I'm trying to save a small red box so that it's transparen=
          t =

          > when
          > it's used on my web page. As you can see by my
          > http://www.davidpinero.com/web/home/blog/article.asp?topicid=3D142, th=
          e =

          > image is
          > cleary opauqe within Fireworks itself. However, by the time I get it =
          to =

          > the
          > web page - not so much. What am I doing wrong? Why does it tease me =
          as =

          > being
          > opaque in Fireworks and then not save that way?
          >

          1) I have no idea what format you are saving it in. Only PNG files can =

          have partial transparency, and there are tricks to make it work under IE=
          . =

          I guess last discussion on that matter finished here just a couple of =

          hours ago, so search the forum for the trick info.

          2) I cannot understand your idea of using transparent image as a =

          background for text. Not only I'm not so sure that transparent backgroun=
          d =

          images will work in browser (hope other people will add something =

          regarding that), but I simply do not understand *what* you are expecting=
          =

          to see below transparent background. I hope you're not expecting to see =
          =

          the chessbord pattern, aren't you?

          -- =

          Ilya Razmanov
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          • 2. Re: Simple Save w/Opacity....
            Level 7
            dpinero wrote:
            > Hi all, I'm very new with Fireworks. Okay, I actually opened it up just a few
            > hours ago. I'm trying to save a small red box so that it's transparent when
            > it's used on my web page. As you can see by my
            > http://www.davidpinero.com/web/home/blog/article.asp?topicid=142, the image is
            > cleary opauqe within Fireworks itself. However, by the time I get it to the
            > web page - not so much. What am I doing wrong? Why does it tease me as being
            > opaque in Fireworks and then not save that way?
            >


            I'm not really clear on what your end goal is but it sounds like
            what you're looking for is alpha transparency (assuming you still want
            to see that pinkish shade). GIF's do not support this kind of
            transparency. If you view the image in your preview tab, you should see
            what FW will spit out once the file is exported.

            You've got two options:

            1) Use a web-dither fill, and set to pixels to red and two to
            transparent. This will emulate (although not all that well) your end
            goal. Export as GIF.

            2) Set your file to export out as a PNG-8 with alpha transparency. The
            downside currently with this option is that IE 6 and earlier do not
            properly support alpha transparency without the use of a little
            JavaScript function.

            There may be other solutions too, but this is what I am aware of.

            HTH
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