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How to create blend mode with Fireworks CS4+

Blend Mode Effect

How to create blend mode with Fireworks CS4+

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to use blend mode to an image using Adobe Fireworks CS4+. Adobe Fireworks CS4+ has several blending mode help you to get the look you want in a photograph. The blending mode allow you to create multiple images. Blending mode also include a dimension of control to the opacity of objects and images.

Prerequisite Knowledge

This tutorial teaches you how to create a blend mode using Fireworks and thus assumes you are familiar with some design software, even if you are new to Adobe Fireworks. However be assured that our detailed instructions can be followed by even a total novice.

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Blending mode examples with Adobe Fireworks CS4+

Here are examples of some of the blending mode in Adobe Fireworks CS4+.

Luminosity

Luminosity

Hard light

Hard light

Heat

Heat

Inverse color burn

Inverse color burn

Soft Dodge

Soft Dodge

Multiply

Multiply

Darken

Darken

Lighten

Lighten

Overlay

Overlay

  • The Blend Mode is displayed on the right side of the Properties Window. See the image below that will show where the Blend mode option will appear.
  • Property Inspector

    Properties Inspector

    Blend Mode

    Blend Mode

    Properties & Blend Mode Settings: Fireworks CS4+ Screenshot
  • For Lighten and Overlay the backgrounds will differ. Since the image will not display clearly in the white background so we have used two different backgrounds.
  • See how we have used this Multiply blend mode image in our CSS website design tutorial.
    Website Design using Dreamweaver CS4+ and Fireworks CS4+

Software Required

Adobe Fireworks CS4+. If you are using the CS3 and below version please read Blend Mode Effect with Fireworks.

Compatible Versions of Adobe Fireworks for this Tutorial

Fireworks CS6 Fireworks CS4 | Fireworks CS5 | Fireworks CS6
Adobe Fireworks CS3 & below users: For lower versions of Fireworks, some features, steps and screenshot images may differ. Please read the CS3 & Below version of this free web design tutorial - Blend Mode Effect with Fireworks.
Recommended Version: Fireworks CS6
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