Hot Adobe Fireworks How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 the style panel in Fireworks CS4

This Fireworks CS4 tutorial will showcase the new styles panel and show you how to save time and manage your style assets with ease. Learn how to create several styles in Fireworks CS4, save them to file and use them later. Darrell Heath explores some of these new capabilities in style management in Fireworks CS4. Use the style panel in Fireworks CS4.

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: 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: 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.

How To: Use Firefworks animation to keyframe a banner

Fireworks animation capabilities are perfect for creating web banner ads or for adding simple motion to your web site. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to animate a banner. Learn how to set up documents, add and control frames and timing, animate the banner, and optimize and export it. 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 Firefworks animation to keyfra...

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: Use 9-slice and 3-slice scaling in Fireworks

This video shows you how to slice a button for a website using 9-slice scaling and then using 3-slice scaling. Scaling is done the same way in Fireworks and in Illustrator CS3, so the concepts done here in Fireworks, are the same in Illustrator. Knowing how to use these tools will make creating rich symbols much easier. Use 9-slice and 3-slice scaling in Fireworks.

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: 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: Generate a CSS-based layout with Adobe Fireworks

See how to work with (and for) CSS when using Adobe Fireworks. 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 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: Animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3

Watch this video tutorial to find out how to animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3 (Fw). Fireworks was originally developed by Macromedia for those of you who didn't know. Here, you will learn some simple and basic animation in Fireworks, great for just starting out.

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: Perform batch file edit in Fireworks 8

Batch processing can be used to convert a group of graphic files. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to perform batch file editing. Learn how to use the batch file script, open multiple images, and apply automated batch function. 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. Perform batch file edit 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.

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