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!
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.
Continue reading ‘Fireworks Goodness: Qrayg’s Fw PNG Week Project (+ a Tip on Filename Conventions)’
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.
Continue reading ‘Rapid Fire #11: Dot Matrix Effect’
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’
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.
Continue reading ‘Fireworks Zone: Tutorial Design Contest’