Ok, for years I have used Firework on a PC. I now use Fireworks on a Mac. I'd like to know how set up a fade, for example ... If I have box on my canvas 500 px by 500 px and I use the rectangle tool to place a layer over it, color it red, how can I fade it from top to bottom or visa versa???
The twist and fade option is all I see and it too ******* cumbersome trying simply fade an object without it twisting and looking stupid ... (sorry - I'm frustrated)
Can someone please advise me ho to do simple fades without the twisting effect. This was so easy in previous versions
Select the object and choose auto vector mask from commands>creative or edit the gradient fill properties if the object is a vector. HTH