How to export Fireworks symbols tutorial

How to export Fireworks symbols to other applications such as Illustrator and Photoshop

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 for symbols export file

  7. Save button


maxFireworks symbols via the save as command as vector format files: If you want to save the artworks as vectors for use in Adobe ® Photoshop ® such as using the Fireworks shapes as vectors then you can use the PSD format.


File menu and Save as and then select the PSD format and click the options and set "maintain editability" and also the shapes etc must be on individual layers (and not on the same layer).


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

If you save the shapes in PNG or other formats then the vector information is 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 artwork as vectors in Adobe AI and the format can also be used in other applications as well in vector format. The save command (different from save to) only saves PNG. The steps are file menu and then save as and give the filename a name and then select the Illustrator 8 format


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