Hot Adobe Fireworks How-Tos

How To: Create wireframes with doc templates in Adobe Fireworks CS5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create wireframes using doc templates in Adobe Fireworks CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular bitmap and vector graphics editor (formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks) or are a seasoned web design professional simply looking to become better acquainted with the application, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed step-by-step instructions, take look.

How To: Use the Clone Tool in Fireworks 8

Want to replicate objects fast? In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Clone Tool (also known as the rubber stamp tool). Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use the Clone Tool in Fireworks 8.

How To: Use the Rubber Stamp tool in Fireworks 8

The Rubber Stamp tool takes pixels or objects from one area of your canvas and paints them in another. This replication process from one area to another is called "cloning." In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Rubber Stamp tool. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use the Rubber Stamp tool in Fireworks 8.

How To: Animate pictures using Fireworks 8

In this tutorial, we learn how to animate pictures using Fireworks 8. First, open up Fireworks 8, then open up your picture and zoom in to make it a full screen. You can also draw your picture inside of a blank document on the page. After you have drawn your image onto the screen, go to the frames panel. From here, go to options, then duplicate the pictures. After this, change your picture in the second frame to make the arm in a different position. Now, move from the different frames and it ...

How To: Combine path objects in Fireworks 8

Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor aimed at web designers. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to combine path objects, create a vector path, and join paths from multiple layers. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Combine path objects in Fireworks 8.

How To: Make a custom brush texture in Fireworks 8

In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to add a custom texture. You can use bitmap files from Fireworks and other applications as textures. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Make a custom brush texture in Fireworks 8.

How To: Use Fireworks CS4

This ten-part video tutorial series covers all the new features and uses of Fireworks CS4. This is a great introduction to any user new to Fireworks in general, or wanting to learn what changes have happened from Fireworks CS3 to CS4.

How To: Use Paintbrush in Fireworks 8

Double clicking any bitmap based object will get you into bitmap mode. You'll be able to use all the bitmap tools like the Lasso, the Paintbrush, and the Magic Wand. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use Paintbrush, and how to set brush preferences. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use Paintbrush in Fireworks 8.

How To: Draw a female anime character in Adobe Fireworks CS4

Interested in creating anime-style characters within Fireworks? See how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular bitmap and vector graphics editor (formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks) or are a seasoned web design professional simply looking for a fun project, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Replace colors in Fireworks 8

The Replace Color tool lets you select one color and paint over it with a different color. To use the Replace Color tool, choose whether you want to select replacement colors from the swatches or from the image itself using the From drop-down. This is not always the best method to do this, but it's one of the fastest and worth knowing. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Repl...

How To: Create a scroll panel in Adobe Fireworks CS5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create scroll panels within Fireworks CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular bitmap and vector graphics editor (formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks) or are a seasoned web design professional simply looking to become better acquainted with the application, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed step-by-step instructions, take look.

How To: Import ASE files in Adobe Fireworks CS5 when rapid prototyping

In this video tutorial, we learn how to import ASE files in Fireworks CS5 when doing prototyping work. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular bitmap and vector graphics editor (formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks) or are a seasoned web design professional simply looking to become better acquainted with the application, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed step-by-step instructions, take look.

How To: Use the Free-form Tool in Fireworks 8

The Free-form tool in Fireworks to automatically add points, deletes points, or changes point type along the path as you edit the path. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Free-form Tool. Learn how to reshape areas, amd use path scrubbers. Use the Free-form Tool in Fireworks 8.

How To: Remove red eye from flash photography in Fireworks 8

In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to remove red eye using a simple tool. The Red-eye Removal tool works by removing all the shades of red within a certain range that are within the selected area. These shades of red will be replaced by a neutral color range of gray and black. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Remove red eye from flash photography in Fire...

How To: Create shiny textured text in Fireworks

This video will show you how your text can be the best using Fireworks! Your design will grab your viewers attention with these simple steps! Proper text size is very important. Using a thick font can make the biggest impression. Filling it with the gradient color with the right light adjustments will make it shine. Don't forget to texture it as well, a nice metallic galvanized finish is featured in the text. Sharp edges and shadowing will make it stand out to any internet surfer.

How To: Use the Vector Pen Tool in Fireworks 8

The Fireworks 8 pen tool lets you create straight or curved line segments by placing points. Pen tool creates object lines that can be altered by sub-selecting and modifying one or more control points. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use Vector Pen Tool, and adjust its parameters. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use the Vector Pen Tool in Firework...

How To: Use Select and Lasso in Fireworks 8

In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use the freehand and polygon lasso tools to select and blur parts of an image. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use Select and Lasso in Fireworks 8.

How To: Record actions in Fireworks 8

Need to perform repetitive tasks in Fireworks? In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to record actions so you can repeat them on multiple images. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Record actions in Fireworks 8.

How To: Make a flash banner in Adobe Fireworks CS3/CS4

First of all open adobe Firework CS3/CS4. Open the 'file', then 'new' and set a banner with 'width' as 900, 'height' as 100 and ‘resolution’ set as 72. It shall open a banner for you on the screen. Now from the side bar underneath the vector, select the 'ellipse tool' and then drag the ellipse to fill in the whole banner as shown in the video. Now from the right side bar you have to expand the 'pages and layers'. Now select 'optimize and align' and select 'animated website 1. 2a’. Now minimiz...

How To: Create and use image masks in Fireworks 8

Fireworks, with its hybrid vector/raster type operation is especially well suited to mask work. Fireworks masks are based on one image clipping another. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to create and use image masks. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Create and use image masks in Fireworks 8.

How To: Blur, dodge, and sharpen images in Fireworks 8

In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use Blur, Dodge, and Sharpen tools. The Blur tool creates the effect of blurring pixels, giving a soft or out-of-focus effect. The Dodge tool is used to lighten pixels on the image. The Sharpen tool increases the contrast between pixels and is useful for repairing out-of-focus images. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions....

How To: Use smart guides and tooltips in Fireworks CS4

Adobe Fireworks CS4 software is used to rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces and to create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately. It is ideal for web designers, web developers, and visual designers. Simply having the software isn't enough, however; you'll need to know how to use it. In this CS4 video tutorial, you'll learn how to use smart guides and tooltips in Adobe Fireworks CS4. Use smart guides and tooltips in Fireworks CS4.

How To: Export to PDF from Fireworks CS4

Keeping the client involved with the design process is very important. Jim Babbage discusses using Fireworks CS4 to export designs to interactive PDFs that can be shared with the client. Increase your productivity and profits by learning how to export PDF's from Fireworks CS4. Export to PDF from Fireworks CS4.

How To: Make a slideshow using Fireworks CS4

Adobe Fireworks is a powerful vector graphics editing tool for creating Flash websites. It has many powerful functions, just one of which you will learn how to use here. This video explains how to make slideshows (or image galleries for the web-savvy) that will display on your website. Making slideshows in Fireworks is easier than doing so in some other programs, so if you're lucky enough to have it watch this video and then get those photos organized!

How To: Use animated gif files in Fireworks 8

Fireworks provides all the tools you need to create animated GIFs. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use animated GIF files, including how to view individual frames, and adjust frame timing. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use animated gif files in Fireworks 8.

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