Fw or Ps effects mapping flexibility

Fireworks CS5 allows for better importing of psd files.

There is one small feature which is overlooked by many people that the effects in the psd file can be converted to native Fireworks effects or matained as Ps effects. In both the cases the attributes for these affects can be edited individually and independentaly.

How to map the effects while the import/open of psd.

Goto Preferences and check the following option shown:

Once the preferences have been edited, open the psd file with the following custom option in the import/open dialog:

Once this done, ex: a drop shadow with PS effects will be converted to drop shadow of Fireworks. There could be a rendering difference and depends on the designer to use the best of both worlds.

This is a feature which is not engineered for CS5 but exists from version CS4 onwards.Share on Facebook

3 Responses to Fw or Ps effects mapping flexibility

  1. Keith Lang says:

    Thanks Sarthak for the tip.

    Even when I select ‘Maintain Photoshop Layer Appearance, there’s still differences in FW from the original PSD. This is no small inconvenience —  in my world of app and web design, the majority of the best guys use Photoshop, so working with their file (tweaking, cutting out) becomes a big problem when a finely honed design ‘breaks’ when brought into FW.

    I’d strongly encourage your team to see flawless PSD import (and perhaps export one day) as the gateway into gaining a much wider userbase.

    • Sarthak Singhal says:

      @Keith: Is it possible for you to share us a psd file so that we can investigate it further?

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