Learn how to create pictures in the shape of objects you create using the paste Inside technique in Fireworks
This tutorial demonstration is in Fireworks MX 2004. However, it can also be done
in previous versions of Fireworks
The one great design idea that I love in Fireworks is the Paste
Inside command. Instead of cutting an image in a desired shape you
can simply create the shape and paste the image inside it. It is
very easy to paste pictures inside a star, spiral, donut, arrow,
circle, square or a pie as these are in-built shapes that are automatically
available in Fireworks MX 2004.
Alternatively, you can create a complex shape and insert a picture
inside it. In this tutorial we will learn how to create pictures
in certain shapes that are already available in Fireworks MX 2004.
Examples are given below.
- Open a blank document in Fireworks MX 2004.
- The first step is to create the object. We will select the spiral
tool for this tutorial. Select the spiral tool from the shape
tool in the left tool bar. If you are working in Fireworks, you
can select the circle or square tool.
- Draw a spiral in the document by clicking and dragging the spiral
tool. Example given below.
- Next, you need to place the picture of your choice behind the
spiral. Example given below.
- The last and final step is to paste the picture inside the spiral
shape. To do this you need to cut the picture by selecting the
picture and then clicking on Edit/Cut. Next, choose the
spiral and click on Edit/Paste Inside. There, you have
got the picture pasted inside the spiral. The final effect is
You can use this technique for any shape you create or any of the
shapes that are already available in Fireworks.
Here are some examples of website templates we have created using
swap images - Family
Estate Template and Sports
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