3D Text Effect in a few simple steps.

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how, with some basic font choices and a few filters we can get really slick solid 3D text effect.

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Free Data Grid Template

Posted in Resources > Interaction Design by Firetuts

Check out this free data grid template from Webportio.

free data grid template

If your developing a web app or simple table, this template will be a worthwhile download.

Free Mobile Wireframe Template

Posted in Resources > Interaction Design by Firetuts

Check out this Free Mobile Wireframe Template from Webportio.

Free Mobile Wireframe Template

This is another resource to help Fireworks users to design and prototype mobile apps. If you need to design for more viewports on iOS then you can download the iOS grid system for more options.

Replicate the Siri Icon in Adobe Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Icons by Firetuts

With the release of the iPhone 4S we saw the introduction of siri icon on our iPhone. For many of us it marks the serious initiative to implement a long talked about idea of voice controlled computing. I wanted to mark the introduction of voice controlled computing by recreating the Siri icon in fireworks.
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Apple iCloud Logo with Brushed Metal effect

Posted in Resources > Icons by Firetuts

I came across the new iCloud application from apple (which is in beta at the time of writing this tut) the Apple iCloud Logo replicates the brushed metal that permeates most, if not all apple products. I thought it would be a good excuse to show some techniques for creating brushed metal effects.

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Free Social Media Icons

Posted in Resources > Icons by Firetuts

While creating the google plus icon recently I started to explore creating other free social media Icons.

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Google Plus Icon

Posted in Resources > Icons by Firetuts

Having got a google plus account recently I thought I would have a go at creating the Google plus icon, the source for the icons is open to download and re-use.
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Letterpress text effect

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts

Letterpress text effect is a relatively easy effect to achieve and relies on only two filters to get a really good look and feel.

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Tilt shift effect with Adobe Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Bitmaps by Firetuts

Even though Fireworks is a great web workhorse its still possible to create some nice photo manipulation effects similar to photoshop. In this article i’ll go through a simple way to approximate the tilt shift effect we see all over flickr and alike.

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Create custom fonts design in Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts

Every now and again you will need to adjust the shape of a font you are using in a project, Ive needed to do this quite a few times when creating logo concepts that have a play on text shape rather than use a icon/shape logo. Create custom font shapes is an easy technique to learn and will give you loads more scope when coming up with those creative concepts.

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