4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2007 3:19 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Layer question

    Level 7
      Hello,

      I have a question about image layers, if anyone has a moment to answer
      please. I have two layers that I am working with in Fireworks. On the bottom
      layer I have a background color and on the second layer, placed where I need
      it, I have a long rectangle with rounded corners. Inside this rectangle I
      need the viewer to be able to see the canvas behind the layers. How do I go
      about this? How do I cut out this section of the background. I already have
      it set to no fill for the rectangle but how do I cut out the background
      where this rectangle box sits?

      Thank you for any help in this area.

      Best Regards,
      Jwebdesigner


        • 1. Re: Layer question
          Level 7
          Webdesigner wrote:

          > Hello,
          >
          > I have a question about image layers, if anyone has a moment to answer
          > please. I have two layers that I am working with in Fireworks. On the bottom
          > layer I have a background color and on the second layer, placed where I need
          > it, I have a long rectangle with rounded corners. Inside this rectangle I
          > need the viewer to be able to see the canvas behind the layers. How do I go
          > about this? How do I cut out this section of the background. I already have
          > it set to no fill for the rectangle but how do I cut out the background
          > where this rectangle box sits?

          Here are two articles that will give you a good feeling for how best to
          use Fireworks and Dreamweaver together to build a Web page:

          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/layout_editing.html
          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/web_standards_layouts_pt1.html


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          Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
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          • 2. Re: Layer question
            Level 7
            Thank you for the article links... Is there a way I can browse through all
            the articles on fireworks... forgive my ignorance but I have looked for a
            way to read the older articles that aren't on the front page of Fireworks
            Developing Center and I can seem to find them. I can use the search, of
            course, but I sure would like a way to just look over what already has been
            written. Sometimes I don't know the terminology to type in the search box
            and other times I like just reading over what other have said in the past.
            Is there a way to see the articles, besides search, that were posted before
            2007 for fireworks.

            That may sound like a dumb question but thank you all the same to the person
            who takes the moment to answer!


            "Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks**" <lightly@sc.rr.com>
            wrote in message news:f76blp$56s$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Webdesigner wrote:
            >
            >> Hello,
            >>
            >> I have a question about image layers, if anyone has a moment to answer
            >> please. I have two layers that I am working with in Fireworks. On the
            >> bottom layer I have a background color and on the second layer, placed
            >> where I need it, I have a long rectangle with rounded corners. Inside
            >> this rectangle I need the viewer to be able to see the canvas behind the
            >> layers. How do I go about this? How do I cut out this section of the
            >> background. I already have it set to no fill for the rectangle but how do
            >> I cut out the background where this rectangle box sits?
            >
            > Here are two articles that will give you a good feeling for how best to
            > use Fireworks and Dreamweaver together to build a Web page:
            >
            > http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/layout_editing.html
            > http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/web_standards_layouts_pt1.html
            >
            >
            > --
            > Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
            > --------------------------------------------------------------
            > http://www.projectseven.com
            > Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
            > CSS Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/css/
            > http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
            > --------------------------------------------------------------


            • 3. Re: Layer question
              pixlor Level 4
              If I understand your question, what you want is like looking through a framed window?

              In that case, try this:
              Duplicate your rectangle with the rounded corners.
              Turn off visibility of the uppermost rounded-corner rectangle (just for ease).
              Set the other rounded-corner rectangle to have fill but no stroke (the opposite of what it is now).
              Place the filled rounded-corner rectangle above your background, which I assume is another rectangle.
              Select the background rectangle and the filled, rounded-corner rectangle and select Modify > Combine Paths > Punch. This should remove the rounded rectangular area from the background rectangle.
              Turn on visibility of your stroked, rounded-corner rectangle again.

              If I didn't understand your question properly, I'm sorry, never mind.
              • 4. Re: Layer question
                Level 7
                Thank you pixlor! Yes, you understood my question perfectly. Just what I was
                asking. I will go try it out in fireworks...

                Thank you and have a good weekend.

                Best Regards,
                Jwebdesigner

                "pixlor" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:f76oth$jpa$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > If I understand your question, what you want is like looking through a
                > framed
                > window?
                >
                > In that case, try this:
                > Duplicate your rectangle with the rounded corners.
                > Turn off visibility of the uppermost rounded-corner rectangle (just for
                > ease).
                > Set the other rounded-corner rectangle to have fill but no stroke (the
                > opposite of what it is now).
                > Place the filled rounded-corner rectangle above your background, which I
                > assume is another rectangle.
                > Select the background rectangle and the filled, rounded-corner rectangle
                > and
                > select Modify > Combine Paths > Punch. This should remove the rounded
                > rectangular area from the background rectangle.
                > Turn on visibility of your stroked, rounded-corner rectangle again.
                >
                > If I didn't understand your question properly, I'm sorry, never mind.
                >
                >