Create complex vector shapes in Adobe Fireworks

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Create complex vector shapes in Adobe Fireworks

A few vistiors have asked how to create complex vector shapes in Adobe Fireworks, specifically the shapes I did for the mega pack of ribbons and badges I released last week. So the screencast is a of me taking you through the process I use to create complex shapes.

Let me know if you do it different or have any questions in the comments below. And dont forget you can all 200 shapes in the mega pack of ribbons and badges.

Enjoy :)

Campaign to open source Adobe Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Culture by Firetuts

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

Sprite animation using Adobe Fireworks and Axure

Posted in Resources > Interaction Design by Firetuts

Joseph Reni goes through the steps to create an sprite animation in Fireworks using states. (more…)

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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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 Vista Wallpaper with Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Wallpaper by Firetuts

I have noticed a considerable demand for a tutorial to create vista wallpaper, so I’ve decided to give it a try. It’s not easy, and the result is not perfect, but its a good attempt nonetheless.

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Create a Planet from scratch with Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Illustration by Firetuts

In this tutorial I’ll go through completely how to completely create a planet from scratch with Fireworks. You don’t even need any images, its all there in your textures. This tutorial is inspired by this one.

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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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