Archive for the 'Fireworks' Category

I Have Good News, Bad News, and a New Fireworks Tutorial

First, the bad news: with all the stuff that’s been going on with work, I’ve only been able to update this blog with tidbits, and only when I have time to do so. I’m afraid I won’t be able to post any Rapid Fire tutorials for a while.

But that doesn’t mean I’ll stop writing Adobe Fireworks tutorials, which brings me to the good news:

I’ve been given the opportunity by popular design resource Smashing Magazine to write Fireworks articles and tutorials. My new tutorial, Extracting Logos Using Levels In Adobe Fireworks is the first of many collaborations between me and the awesome people I get to work with. Expect more in the coming months, but for now, I hope you enjoy my debut article!

Fireworks Goodness: Qrayg’s Fw PNG Week Project (+ a Tip on Filename Conventions)

Craig Erskine's Fw PNG Week Project

In March of 2010, Craig Erskine (a.k.a., qrayg.com) set out to create PNG vector files and offer them for free download to the Adobe Fireworks community. Ten months later, his Fw PNG Week project has consistently grown into a solid collection of 48 52 Fireworks vector resources, ideal for designers of application interfaces, websites, logos and icons.

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Rapid Fire #11: Dot Matrix Effect

Sixthings dot matrix effect - final output

In this resurrection post for the Rapid Fire tutorial series, we make use of Adobe® Fireworks®‘s Grid Fill Texture to apply a dot matrix effect to any vector element.

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Arched Text: A Fireworks Command

Fireworks guru Aaron Beall caught wind of my Arched Text Inkscape Tutorial a few days back, pointing out that the task of arching the bottom of the text can be done in Adobe® Fireworks® (in fact, it’s even easier with Fireworks’ Distort tool). He even provided a quick walkthrough for the benefit of other Fireworks users over at FireworksGuru Forum. Continue reading ‘Arched Text: A Fireworks Command’

Fireworks Zone: Tutorial Design Contest

Our good friends over at Fireworks Zone are holding a tutorial contest for Adobe® Fireworks® users. At stake are three (3) copies of GenoPal Pro and other goodies for the Fireworks enthusiast. The deadline for entries has been moved to the 30th of March, 2008, so send in those awesome Fireworks tutorials, already!

Proceed to the contest page for more details.

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