View Full Version : Resolved Right Triangles in Fireworks?

09-14-2009, 02:56 AM
I was using Fireworks CS4 seriously for the first time, and I couldn't figure out how to make a right triangle; the polygon tool would either make an equilateral or isosceles triangle, but never one with a single 90 angle.

I'm hoping that I missed something simple, because I'd hate to have to import a shape from another program every time I want a right triangle. Any help would be appreciated, and sorry if this is a dumb question (which it hopefully is).

09-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Use the Line tool (in the Vector section) to draw the triangle.
Using the control key when you draw the Horizontal and verticals will ensure that they are true Horizontals and verticals. The hypotenuse is then easy to place/connect using a similar technique.


09-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Ah, and then if I flatten the layers with the lines I can apply a fill to it...

I don't see why I didn't think of that earlier, thanks for the reply! :thumbsup:

09-14-2009, 11:33 PM
I’d rather use the pen tool for this or modify an (auto) shape.

Pen tool approach:

Choose pen tool from tools palette.
Click once on the canvas to place a point.
Hold the Shift key while you move your mouse to have the line “lock” into a 45 raster.
Click canvas to add points and/or close the shape.

Shape approach:

Draw a rectangle.
Ungroup it (Cmd+Shift+G on Mac; that’s probably “Ctrl+Shift+G” on Win)
Click a point with the subselection tool (shortcut key “A”) and remove it.

11-20-2009, 04:37 AM
Using Rectangle Tool, create and colour a square, then go to Modify, Transform, Distort. Drag one of the corners over to the middle, got yourself a right angle triangle.


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