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Faded Background quality

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by philipp, Jun 7, 2004.

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  1. philipp

    philipp Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am trying to create a faint background image which fades into a white page color. The image is a rose and I will be placing text over the top of it.
    I am using Fireworks as it will be a dynamic html page with mouse rollovers and hyperlink, etc...
    I am making the rose image around 20% transperant and then adding feathering but this produces a really poor quality image, is there a better way ?
    I dont have photoshop.

    Thanks,
     
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  3. Rockn

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    Fireworks is not an image editor. It has basic image editing capabilites but really isn't meant for what you are trying to do. Try Irfanview, it's free and has some better editing qualities than Fireworks
     
  4. philipp

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    Rockn,
    I have downloaded Irfanview and I cant find any options to Feather or Fade or even set Transperencies at all.....

    Any other ideas....
    Anyone....
     
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    If you have Microsoft Photo Editor program you can get the effect you want by choosing from menu:
    IMAGE/ BALANCE / GAMA slider-move it to the right about half way,
    Then use the SMUDGE tool (next to the magnifying glass-looks like a tiny light bulb) to smear the edges and blend into the white area.
    This program also gas transparency ability but I am unfamiliar with it.
     
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