How to Make Text Glow Better

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts

Instead of using the default Glow filter for the text, you can use other methods to make your text shine in the dark. This tutorial will show you a combination of them.

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How to Create a Custom Radial Burst

Posted in Resources > Miscellaneous by Firetuts

Here’s an easy one. Make your own radial burst, as its not an autoshape in Fireworks and sometimes you want it in your design, like this one. You easily make your own and I’ll show you how. Also, some essential keyboard shortcuts.

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Beautify your name/logo with landscape background

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts

I came across the ‘artwork’ of Nip/Tuck season 4. I don’t watch the show at all but the design I saw on a commercial caught my eye with a logo with landscape background. You can also do this in Photoshop, but here’s how to glamorize your name or logo with a cool scenic background with Fireworks.

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Lens flare effects from scratch with Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Effects by Firetuts

This Lens flare effects tutorial is inspired by this one, which was inspired by what the author found here. Basically you can take pretty much any good logo and add a nice glowy lens flare effect on it. Here the WordPress logo will be used. I’m a WordPress fan anyway. I’m going to show you how to do just that with Fireworks.

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Create Web2.0 logos with Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts

You can make your very own Web2.0-style logo with Adobe Fireworks in this tutorial I’ll teach you a few simple techniques that can help you create Web2.0 logos. There are more methods out there, but here’s my favorite ones.

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Create Mac-like wallpapers with Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Wallpaper by Firetuts

Welcome to the very first tutorial of firetuts.com to create Mac-like wallpapers. I will show you how you can easily make one of those sleek abstract wallpapers you’ve probably seen before, with Adobe (or Macromedia) Fireworks. I shall give credit to Collis for the original tutorial for Photoshop. This tutorial, however, will also teach you a trick to color it in a different way.

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