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Rapid Fire #5: Image Editing Tricks Part II

Apples and mangoes

We conclude our two-part Rapid Fire special with a technique that will save you from manual-erase horrors that come with placing one photo over another. Using vector shapes and the Multiply blend mode in Adobe® Fireworks® allows us to create adjustable superimpositions and preserve the shadows of the superimposed image. This works best with photos of objects with a flat white background, standard among stock photos.

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Rapid Fire #4: Image Editing Tricks Part I

Together, pictures become better pictures

This dual serving of Rapid Fire demonstrates some basic image compositing techniques in Adobe® Fireworks®. This is the first of two parts, and will serve as a simple intro showing how to create and match perspectives using the Distort Tool. And what better example than putting a screenshot over an empty screen?

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Rapid Fire #3: Quick ‘N Dirty Outlines

The dirty look done quick

In this edition of Rapid Fire, we’ll be making use of a particular design resource in a not-so-conventional manner. Utilizing readily-available corroded fonts, we can achieve a marker- or chalk-stroke effect with which to frame or emphasize our design elements in Adobe® Fireworks®.

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Rapid Fire #2: Golden Seal

Shiny golden seal

Whether it’s signifying merit or signalizing new content, a golden seal graphic often does the trick. Utilizing two of Macromedia Adobe® Fireworks®‘ nifty features—Auto Shapes and Text On A Path—you’ll be stamping shiny seals in no time. Continue reading ‘Rapid Fire #2: Golden Seal’

Rapid Fire #1: Photo-Realistic

A demonstration of realism

Make your digital images more convincing and lifelike with just a handful of gradients and custom shadows. Once you’re done, your pictures will look like real photo prints, you’d swear they popped out of the screen. Continue reading ‘Rapid Fire #1: Photo-Realistic’