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    Newb Fireworks user here... is there a way to convert a selection to a path?

    Thanks.
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    In article <bmjtvf$t30$1forums.macromedia.com>,
    Ian Kelleigh <ian_nospam_freehandsource.com> wrote:
    > Newb Fireworks user here... is there a way to convert a selection to a path?
    Not from within Fireworks. Here's what I do:

    1. Copy the selection.

    2. Open Photoshop (I still use v3.0) and paste the selection into a new
    doent.

    3. Use Photoshop's Path tools to convert the selection to a path.

    4. Copy the path and paste it back into FW as vectors.

    I'm reasonable sure some other apps will work, too.

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    "Lanny Chambers" <lannyhummingbirds.net> wrote in message
    news:lanny-BFB00E.13070215102003forums.macromedia.com...
    > In article <bmjtvf$t30$1forums.macromedia.com>,
    > Ian Kelleigh <ian_nospam_freehandsource.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Newb Fireworks user here... is there a way to convert a selection to a
    path?
    >
    > Not from within Fireworks. Here's what I do:
    >
    > 1. Copy the selection.
    >
    > 2. Open Photoshop (I still use v3.0) and paste the selection into a new
    > doent.
    >
    > 3. Use Photoshop's Path tools to convert the selection to a path.
    >
    > 4. Copy the path and paste it back into FW as vectors.
    >
    > I'm reasonable sure some other apps will work, too.
    >
    > --
    > Lanny Chambers, St. Louis, USA
    > [url]http://www.hummingbirds.net/[/url]
    Well, I beleive if you fill selection with black, then invert it, then fill
    with white (there must be some option like "Fill selection only" among fill
    tool options somewhere), then save the result as new separate file, then
    import it into Freehand or Flash, you'll be able to do trace job there. If
    you don't have FH or Flash, try searching for freeware trace tools like
    AutoTrace.

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