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blending mode in button symbols? - Macromedia Fireworks

Seems that bitmaps with layer blending applied, such as "screen", look fine in the button editor but on the FW stage, the bitmap component loses its blending transparency. Is there something I'm missing to make this work? I have a simple button with tiny hand drawn baseball oriented icons on them - bat, glove, film reel, typewriter. They were pencil sketched, scanned inverted and set to layer mode "screen" so that the button color shows through. As I said, they look right in the button editor but in the FW doent, when I pull the symbol on stage, the icons ...

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    Default blending mode in button symbols?

    Seems that bitmaps with layer blending applied, such as "screen", look fine in the button editor but on the FW stage, the bitmap component loses its blending transparency. Is there something I'm missing to make this work?

    I have a simple button with tiny hand drawn baseball oriented icons on them - bat, glove, film reel, typewriter. They were pencil sketched, scanned inverted and set to layer mode "screen" so that the button color shows through. As I said, they look right in the button editor but in the FW doent, when I pull the symbol on stage, the icons have reverted to non-screen mode.

    Any assist?






    squidz Guest

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    Default Re: blending mode in button symbols?

    I don't believe you can use blend modes in the symbol editor. I don't know
    why...

    As a work around, you might find that using a gradient fill and altering the
    transparency in the fill editor will give you a satisfactory result.
    Alternatively, convert to alpha might work for you.


    Rich




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    fine in the button editor but on the FW stage, the bitmap component loses
    its blending transparency. Is there something I'm missing to make this work? 
    them - bat, glove, film reel, typewriter. They were pencil sketched, scanned
    inverted and set to layer mode "screen" so that the button color shows
    through. As I said, they look right in the button editor but in the FW
    doent, when I pull the symbol on stage, the icons have reverted to
    non-screen mode. 


    Rich Guest

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    Default Re: blending mode in button symbols?

    "squidz" com wrote:
     

    Add the icons after you create the button. Click on the Hide slices and
    hotspots button, then arrange the icons over and around the button. Turn
    slices and hotspot view back on. Preview.


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    Default Re: blending mode in button symbols?

    thanks y'all.

    Linda, I did try this when I encountered it with a graphic symbol as well, with success. Just seemed like if the tools are in the program, they should work. So, I thought I'd ask.




    squidz Guest

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