1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 29, 2007 10:12 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Help with a tutorial please

    Jono-60
      I am trying to follow this tutorial which is actually for Photoshop - http://sigsource.com/tutorials.php?act=full&id=66

      Im am doing the bit where I create holes in the image using the marquee tool. However it does not allow me to use the marquee tool, I get the not allowed icon. Is it because I am trying to apply it to a bitmap layer? if so, what other kind of layer can I use? I used the rectangle tool and I thought it was a vector tool.

      Also can I do all that texture stuff at the end of the tutorial in Fireworks?

      Only reason I use FW is because PS totally kills my macbooks CPU.
        • 1. Re: Help with a tutorial please
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          Jono-60 wrote:

          > I am trying to follow this tutorial which is actually for Photoshop -
          > http://sigsource.com/tutorials.php?act=full&id=66
          >
          > Im am doing the bit where I create holes in the image using the marquee tool.
          > However it does not allow me to use the marquee tool, I get the not allowed
          > icon. Is it because I am trying to apply it to a bitmap layer?

          The marquee tool will only work on bitmaps in Fireworks. If you are
          getting the not allowed icon, it may be because you are attempting to
          use the marquee tool on a vector shape. If you are trying to add holes
          to a vector shape, use the vector ellipse tool to draw a circle. Clone
          the circle as many times as you need (Edit > Clone) and then distribute
          the cloned circles evenly down the paper shape (the vector rectangle) by
          1. moving the topmost circle to the bottom of the square, 2. pressing
          shift and selecting the thumbnails of all the circles in the Layers
          panel, and 3. choosing modify > Align > Distribute Heights. Once the
          circles are distributed, and with all the circles still selected, choose
          Modify > Combine Paths > Join. Finally, press shift and select both the
          joined circles and the rectangle and choose Modify > Combine Paths > Punch.




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