iOS Grid System For Fireworks

Posted in Extensions > Commands by Firetuts on May 3, 2013

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 [...]

Why we need a new file format for Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Culture by Firetuts on

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 in Fireworks

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts on April 30, 2013

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.

Web Application Prototype UI Components

Posted in Extensions > Common libraries by Firetuts on

Web Application Prototype UI This Web Application Prototype UI Component is an oldie but still worth while downloading and adding to your common library. Most elements have support for 9-slice scaling and all are symbols. To access this extension,press F7 to open the common library or Window > Common Library.

Sprite animation using Adobe Fireworks and Axure

Posted in Resources > Interaction Design by Firetuts on April 29, 2013

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

Brand New Site and Brand New Possibilities – Firetuts V2.0

Posted in Resources > Culture by Firetuts on April 24, 2013

Over the years, I’ve always been surprised with the tens of thousands of visits we get each month, and looking through the stats these users are not searching for general content but content on Adobe Fireworks so who said there isn’t an audience out there who want to learn Fireworks.

3D Text Effect in a few simple steps.

Posted in Resources > Text Effects by Firetuts on March 31, 2013

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.

Auto Arrange Rows and Columns with the Spacer Panel

Posted in Extensions > Automation by Firetuts on October 20, 2012

When trying to auto arrange rows and columns of objects it can be a consuming task, especially if you need precision and granular detail.

Free Data Grid Template

Posted in Resources > Interaction Design by Firetuts on August 5, 2012

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 July 6, 2012

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 [...]

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