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I have used Photoshop in the past and have plug-ins that I would like to use in Fireworks. Is this possible?

Sure. To use Photoshop plug-ins, you need to indicate where the plug-ins are located in your Fireworks 8 preferences. To do this, choose Edit, Preferences and click the Folders tab. Then browse to where your plug-ins are located. You need to close Fireworks and restart it for the settings to take effect.

After I start using the Polygon Lasso tool, is there a way I can go back a step without having to start all over again?

To go back a step, simply release the mouse button. Hold down the Shift key, press Alt or the Option key, and then release the Alt or Option key to temporarily display an arrow cursor. The selection path is reset to wherever you click with the arrow cursor. The cursor then reverts back to the Polygon Lasso tool and you can continue your work.

Is there an easy way to swap the line color and the fill color for an object?

The quickest way to swap colors is to use the Swap Stroke/Fill Colors button on the Tools palette. Just select an object, click the button, and you’ll notice that the colors are swapped.

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