2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2006 4:44 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Fade Image and Paste Inside not working?

    Level 7
      I have a small graphic that I want to fade into on the right hand side of
      another box. I took the graphic, Create / Fade Image. Looks good. WHen I
      select that image behind my rectangle and cut / paste inside, I lose my
      fading. Is this supposed to happen?

      THanks.


        • 1. Re: Fade Image and Paste Inside not working?
          Level 7
          Beverly,

          Try this:

          1. Create a rectangle and give it a gradient fill of your choice.
          2. Select the graphic - with no fade - cut.
          3. Select the rectangle and Paste Inside.
          4. In the Layers panel click on the Bitmap icon of the rectangle object
          5. In the Properties Panel select Gray Scale Appearance.
          You can still manipulate the gradient with the control handles.

          alex

          Beverly wrote:
          > I have a small graphic that I want to fade into on the right hand side of
          > another box. I took the graphic, Create / Fade Image. Looks good. WHen I
          > select that image behind my rectangle and cut / paste inside, I lose my
          > fading. Is this supposed to happen?
          >
          > THanks.
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Fade Image and Paste Inside not working?
            Level 7
            Beverly wrote:
            > I have a small graphic that I want to fade into on the right hand side of
            > another box. I took the graphic, Create / Fade Image. Looks good. WHen I
            > select that image behind my rectangle and cut / paste inside, I lose my
            > fading. Is this supposed to happen?
            >
            > THanks.
            >
            >

            Hi Beverly:

            The fade is being produced by the mask, when you copy the image pasted
            inside the mask you are taking that element out of its mask.

            This TechNote and those linked to it should give you some background on
            how to work with masks:

            http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_15089

            Japi Honoo's article on the DevNet is a good tutorial:

            http://www.adobe.com/devnet/studio/articles/fwmx_masking.html

            I found lots of articles on Masking searching under the Fireworks
            Support area of the Adobe website using the keyword "mask" so that
            should help you to understand this phenomenon.

            enthusiastically
            mark haynes
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