How to Apply Filters to Images in Fireworks CS5 - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

The filters in Adobe Fireworks Creative Suite 5 offer you many opportunities to edit your images. You can choose to blur an image or adjust its colors by using the Curves or Hue Adjustment layer. To access your filters, you can choose them from the Filters menu or choose Window→Others→Image Editing.

If you want to apply additional filters that you can change later or even delete, click the Add Filters button in the Properties panel and choose Photoshop Live Effects from the drop-down list. The Photoshop Live Effects dialog box appears.


In the following example, you use the Hue/Saturation filter to add a color tint to an image. Follow these steps:

  1. Open an image and select it with the Pointer tool.

  2. Click the Add Filter button in the Properties panel.

  3. Choose Adjust Color and then Hue/Saturation.

    The Hue/Saturation dialog box appears.


  4. Check the Colorize check box to apply a color tint.

  5. Adjust the Hue slider until you find a color you want and click OK.

If you want to edit or delete a filter, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click on the listed filter to edit it.

    The Hue/Saturation Filter panel opens, where you can make changes to the filter.

  2. Delete a filter by selecting it from the filter list and clicking the minus icon (–) located on top of the filter list.

Red eye is a typical result of using a camera with a built-in flash, but you can fix this problem easily. Click and hold the Rubber Stamp tool to select the Red Eye tool; then simply click and drag a marquee around each red-eye occurrence.