Fireworks CS5 :: filling a hand-made polygon

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-23
Hi there,

I must use Adobe Fireworks CS5.

Let´s say I create three line segments to form a triangle (not equilateral, not specific, general). I would like to "connect" the three vertices for the fireworks to understand that this is a limited region, and after that I want to color that region.

Please help step-by-step to do the bold part. Please do not teach me how to do another thing. I want to learn how to proceed as mentioned in the above paragraph.

Question by:fskilnik
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    by:Paul Sauvé

    I posted an answer in the original question

    Author Comment

    Hi there!

    I had the same problem in the past, and it was marvellously solved in the fireworks 8 framework...

    The question was presented here:

    and the "perfect answer" (as far as my taste/necessity is concerned) was that:

    >>Using the line tool I draw 3 line segments that I would like to consider a triangle. I want to shade the internal area of this "triangle".<<

    Select all three lines.. go..

    Modify/Convert to bitmap
    select the Paint Bucket from the tools
    click on the internal area of your triangle


    In other words, where do I find in Fireworks CS5 the same possibilities or, if not possible, could I work in Fireworks CS5 with some sort of "same procedure"? How?

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    Accepted Solution

    Hi fskilnik,
    I want to create "irregular" polygons...
    If you create an irregular shape with the Polygon Lasso Tool and double-cllick, the shape will be automatically closed. If you double-click on the resulting shape, you can modify it using the diamond-shaped points. You can do the same thing with any autoshape you create.

    But you seem only to want to use the Combine Paths function! I found this document on Scribd: ADOBE FIREWORKS CS5. However, the process seems much more complex than what I have explained... If you go to the document, search for "Combine Paths".

    Author Comment

    If you create an irregular shape with the Polygon Lasso Tool and double-cllick, the shape will be automatically closed.
    Excellent, Paul. Your suggestion and the aid of edit > cut chosen bitmap will do the trick beautifully!

    Thanks also for the document on Scribd. It will also be very useful.

    See you in other EE posts!


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