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How to re-size / scale symbols in Adobe Fireworks tutorial

Scaling Fireworks symbols using scale tool

You can use the scale tool for scaling the Fireworks symbols / shapes.


The scale tool also combines with the Fireworks' skew and distort tool, both of the tools can also be used to modify the selected vector graphic. The shape can also be flipped vertically or horizontally. The center of the scaling can be re-positioned.


Personally, I find the scaling of Fireworks symbols and paths a little more fiddly than the basic transform panel in many of the other Adobe Creative Cloud applications.


Scaling Fireworks symbols via pointer tool

You can also scale the symbols


1. double clicking the Fireworks symbols and then using the pointer tool to increase the size of the work (or decrease).


2. You then need to exit from editing the symbol.

Scaling Fireworks symbols via toolbar

fireworks symbols scaling1. select the fireworks symbols


2. Go to the toolbar


3. select the scale tool (near the top of the toolbar)


4. size as required

Scaling Fireworks symbols via menu

fireworks scaling of symbols via menu1. select Fireworks symbol to scale


2. Modify menu


3. transform command and scale.


The same as the scale tool. There are other transformations such as skew and distort and flip. One interesting option is the numeric transform for scaling of FW shapes as this does at least offer options for scaling attributes and proportions as well as resize and rotate. The resize is basically the same as scaling but it just sets the size as required and requires no mathematical calculation.


Fireworks symbols scaling via properties

scaling fireworks symbolsThe FW symbols can be scaled via the properties panel


1. select symbol


2. change the W (width) and H (height) of the symbol (the equivalent of scaling a symbol)


You can also add effects as well as shift item and textures etc

Other tutorials

You can find other tutorials on the site such as how to use the amazing bristle brush in Illustrator for all kinds of paint strokes and how to export the Fireworks symbols from CS6 CS5 etc



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