I’m am trying to follow the Fireworks tutorial at http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=4CB81&print=true in an attempt to reproduce the Intaglio Sample graphic “Aqua Button”. Everything has gone great until I try and apply the Alpha Mask that is supposed to add a hint of transparency around the caustic (glow). I’m pretty sure it is using a CI effect, but I can’t figure out which one, and then I’m guessing the final step uses the “Paths” sub-menu?
Can anyone clear this up for me? I have my Alpha Object created, but no matter how I try and apply it to the button it doesn’t come out right.
Are you talking about the object that appears in Figure 8 of the example? In Intaglio that features uses an intensity mask on the group object (see the group inspector at Window > Group). If you ungroup the object you’ll probably see what’s going on.