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I know how to emboss images in Photoshop but I can't get it to work on Fireworks 8 on the Mac, even though there are instructions in the help menu (I have fireworks 8 installed on my Mac Mini and also iBook G4 laptop and it doesn't work on either one).

I'm using an image of a rosebud with the background removed because I want to emboss it and use it as a background tile.

The select image - Property/inspector/ filter/Bevel Emboss / Raised Emboss only embosses the edge of the image and not the whole image.

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

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So you only want the outer edge of the rosebud embossed or all of the detail making up the rose embossed too? Embossing needs edges so if the inner portion of your rose is one solid image, you will only be able to emboss the outer edge.

If you are choosing the raised emboss setting and unchecking show object, you are doing it correctly.

Have you tried embossing text? That is the easiest way to tell if it is working.

Just a thought, but if you can get it to work in Photoshop, why not do it in there then import it into Fireworks?

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Hi,

I want the whole image to emboss, not the edges. I'm trying to make a background tile with raised outline of the image. Is there another way to do this in Fireworks?

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If you had the line art of the rose in which is was essentially just a path, it would work.

Your best bet would be to do it in Photoshop then from Fireworks do File --> Import and import the PSD file. It might increase file size a bit, so i would export from Photoshop in a PNG format then import that into Fireworks.

Are you designing the whole site in Fireworks or are you just trying to make the background?

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Thanks but it's a photo of a rosebud that I'm trying to emboss and I'm wanting to do it entirely in Fireworks. I suppose the reason it won't work in Fireworks is because then they wouldn't need to sell Alien Skin and Eye Candy plugins.

Maybe I can change the photo into line art. Thanks for the idea. I'll try that.

If you had the line art of the rose in which is was essentially just a path, it would work.

Your best bet would be to do it in Photoshop then from Fireworks do File --> Import and import the PSD file. It might increase file size a bit, so i would export from Photoshop in a PNG format then import that into Fireworks.

Are you designing the whole site in Fireworks or are you just trying to make the background?

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