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.

What is Adobe Fireworks??

Posted in Resources > Culture by Firetuts

On more than a few occasions I’m asked what is Adobe Fireworks by new users. The official short answer would be along the lines of “Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor’ but this isn’t really an answer that helps us work out how it would fit in with our workflow or help us with a certain task.
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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.

Adobe Fireworks CS6 New Features

Posted in Resources > Culture by Firetuts

With Adobe Fireworks we can create and optimize vector and bitmap images, content, comps, wireframes, mock-ups, and designs for smartphones and tablets with Adobe® Fireworks® CS6. Keep designs crisp on screens of virtually any size with pixel-precise rendering. Smooth integration with Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Dreamweaver® as well as other Adobe solutions help you efficiently achieve your vision.

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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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