Introducing Specctr the specifications extension for Fireworks Specctr is a plugin for Adobe Fireworks and Illustrator which automates spec generations for your designs. The term, “spec” is short for specifications — in the case of web design, they are instructions that specify colors, fonts, sizes, spacing and so on, just like a blueprint. Creating these [...]
On May 6, 2013 Adobe announced that Fireworks the graphics platform will no longer be developed by the team at Adobe. This petition is to give a voice to those who want this decision to be overturned or to have the code release to open source. Please make sure you sign it. http://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-com-release-adobe-fireworks-to-open-source
With this technique you can change the colour of a particular part of a bitmap image or photo. The tutorial uses a photo as an example but remember that this technique can be used with elements of graphic design, icons or even web graphics.
In this tutorial, you will learn this simple and extremely helpful technique of converting color photographs to black / white and sepia tone using Adobe Fireworks.
After seeing how many of you downloaded the 3D text effect source file, I thought I use this opportunity to release the first of our premium products. One of the most time saving aspects of Fireworks is the ability to apply styles to objects on the canvas with one click. I have put together a [...]
Now that we can open SVG in Fireworks, I wanted to write a post to draw attention to Aaron Beall’s export extension as it supports exporting vectors within fireworks to a SVG file. Export SVG with Fireworks Once you have downloaded and installed the plugin, click Command -> Export -> Export SVG to export your [...]
John Dunning has saved us all again, he has just released the first version of his SVG extension that lets us open SVG straight into Firewroks. Open SVG file in Fireworks Now complete support for SVG is a reality we can use this very flexible and lightweight image format with confidence. If you’re not familiar [...]
Joshua Mauldin over at smashing magazine has release an iOS Grid System for Fireworks. The extension is command based and will create guides and guide layers to your canvas. Using the iOS Grid System Once you have downloaded the plugin and installed it, simply run the extension by clicking Commands -> iOS grid system. You [...]
With this post I’m going to open up a can of worms that’s been going from way back in Fireworks conception. If you’re familiar with Fireworks you know it has a native file format of .PNG for a source Fireworks document. Over the years many have discussed the merits of changing this to something specific [...]
Transparent text effect This transparent text effect was based on the article on maagraphics. The effect is a simple and effective way of adding text to an image in an unobtrusive way, also with a few tweaks you can use this effect in conjunction with the letterpress effect, to create a nice click action.