Use 9-Slice Scaling in Adobe Fireworks CS4 to Scale Objects Without Distortion
I’m sure most of you have probably attempted to scale an object in Illustrator or Photoshop with rounded corners. If so, you have probably noticed how Photoshop or Illustrator can distort the rounded corners on your objects. This is a frustration that many designers are faced with. Fireworks however has a really nice solution for this problem; the 9-Slice Scaling Tool.
The 9-Slice Scaling tool can be used to transform any object or symbol without distorting important areas like corners. In this 4-minute video tutorial I will demonstrate how to use the 9-Slice Scaling Tool to transform a button in Fireworks. In addition, I will also show how to save these settings in a button symbol.
Below is a screenshot of the image that we will be manipulating.