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: 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 custom themes for your PSP with Adobe Fireworks

Learn how to create your own custom PSP themes with transparent icons using Adobe Fireworks, Gimp and PSP Theme Converter. 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 a look.

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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Import and export images in Adobe 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 import and export images in Adobe Fireworks. For more, including detailed instructions on the image importation and exportatio...

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 Fireworks CS4 color management tools

Darrell Heath demos the new and improved color management and color harmony tools in Fireworks CS4, focusing on the new design and performance of the color palette. The color palette may not be new, but it is redesigned and rewritten to provide better performance and simplified controls that you should familiarize yourself with. This Fireworks CS4 tutorial will help. Use Fireworks CS4 color management tools.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Photoshop files into Fireworks CS3

Have you ever worked with Photoshop and Fireworks at the same time? This video shows you how to import files from Photoshop into Fireworks. It also goes over maintaining layer hierarchy, XMP data, layer styles, and blending modes. Check out this cool video created by Tom Green now! Import Photoshop files into Fireworks CS3.

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: 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: 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: Make reflective text in Adobe Fireworks CS3/CS4

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a reflective text in Adobe Fireworks CS3/CS4. Adobe Fireworks a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Begin by opening Fireworks and create a new project. Create your text and then duplicate it. Align the duplicated text under the original and flip it vertically. Click on the color and select Fill Options. Select Gradient and keep the second option at Linear. Drag the opacity on the left to zero and the right to 100. This video will benefit those...

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