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How to export Fireworks symbols to other applications

How to export Fireworks symbols to other applications

Export of shapes to other applications via save

raster and vector export from Fireworks symbols

The Fireworks symbols can be exported as JPG, GIF, PNG etc

  1. Go to the fireworks symbols panel (document library or common library)

  2. Place a symbol on the document / page by dragging it from the symbols panel

  3. File menu

  4. Save command

  5. Select GIF or JPG etc format

  6. Give it a name

  7. Save button

Export Fireworks symbols via the save as command as vector format

export psd for maximum vector format for fireworks symbols

If you want to export the artworks as vectors for use in Adobe ® Photoshop ® such as using the Fireworks shapes as vectors then you can use the PSD format.

  1. File menu

  2. Save as

  3. Select PSD format

  4. Click options

  5. Set "maintain editability" Also the shapes etc must be on individual layers (and not on the same layer).

  6. Open Photoshop and then open the PSD file and use the vector shape layers (you can also even used the export artworks as Photoshop custom shapes).

If you export the shapes in PNG and other formats the artworks are stored as raster format files, if you re-input them into FW the image will still be raster. The vector information has been lost.

Save as AI vector format

To export and save Fireworks symbols to a vector format then the best format is probably AI as you can use the exported Fireworks symbols (as well as auto shapes) as vectors in Adobe AI and these can be exported to other applications. The save command (different from save to) only saves PNG

  1. File menu

  2. Save as

  3. Give it a name

  4. Select the Illustrator 8 format

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