How to achieve pixel perfection in your designs with Adobe Fireworks
When it comes to user interface design, Adobe Fireworks is an excellent tool for laying out your ideas and also for creating cutting edge graphics for your App/Website. Like in any other graphic software, there are different ways to create one effect. However, the result doesn‘t always look the same for each method. In this article, I want to show you how to achieve real pixel perfection in your designs.
Refining Your Design In Adobe Fireworks
While certainly not as well known as Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks is a great tool for creating user interfaces, website designs and mock-ups, wireframes, icons and much more. However, most designers who have been using Photoshop for years may find Fireworks a bit awkward at first. Fireworks does have a slightly different workflow and requires a slightly different approach than you may be used to.
Fireworks in the sky
In this tutorial we are going to teach you how to draw a fireworks in the night sky, It will be drawn by using brush, pen tool etc. it can be use in the celebration greeting cards and offer banner backgrund. Take a new document with appropriate size as you need and draw a circle and tringle shape with white fill color, Open pathfinder pannel by click Ctrl + Shift + F9. Select both shape and merge them by click on the "Unite" button as showing by red spot.
Working With Auto-Shapes
I mention quite a bit how fond I am of the tools that Fireworks provides to help draw basic shapes. Today I would like to talk a little about one of least known but helpful tools that Fireworks provides; the Auto-Shapes Palette. The Auto Shapes Palette contains a wide variety of objects that allow you to draw quite a few basic shapes including: 3D Boxes, a calendars, cogs for drawing gears, cubes, cylinders, hearts, stick figures, thought bubbles, tubes, and more. The best part is that Fireworks’ Auto Shape Panel allows you to draw these objects with the least amount of effort possible. In this brief video tutorial I will introduce you to the Auto-Shape Panel in Fireworks and show you how to use it.
Create a vector icon in Adobe Fireworks
Icons can communicate a message very quickly, occasionally in a way that is quicker than words. Most importantly, if well designed, they can be understood by everyone, no matter their language or culture. In this tutorial we're going to explore how to design a cloud icon for a cloud-based software to share and upload files.
How to Create a 3D Vector Button
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D Button Vector in Adobe Illustrator using only one shape and the Appearance panel. So awesome! In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a rectangle. Using only this shape and the Appearance panel along with a bunch of fills, effects, and basic blending techniques, you will create your own 3D button vector.
Working with CSS sprites
Basic familiarity working with Fireworks is required. Prior experience building websites with CSS is also recommended. In this article, you'll learn how to work with Adobe Fireworks CS6 to generate CSS Sprites. A sprite image consists of multiple graphics that are combined together to form a single image. Each one of the graphics in the sprite image can be rendered separately in an HTML web page using the data provided in the CSS style sheet.
Creating jQuery Mobile website themes
Basic familiarity working with Dreamweaver and Fireworks is required. Prior experience building websites with the jQuery Mobile Framework, HTML, and CSS is also recommended. In this article you'll learn how to work with Adobe Fireworks CS6 to create custom jQuery mobile skins and use them in mobile websites based on the jQuery Mobile Framework.
Creating a cool website header
We have been posting a series of articles with simply fantastic images from the most famous graphic designers and illustrator from all around the world. Most of them have been pushing the boundaries mixing lighting effects with color overlays, and that have intrigued us.
Creating a Realistic Peelable Sticker Effect
The tutorial will give you a step-by-step instructions on how to create a peelable sticker effect, great for placing in a corner of a website to reveal news or offers. Getting started with our peelable sticker effect...
Creating the iPhone Frame
Since some people asked for this tutorial, We're going to show you guys how to create the iPhone frame. It isn't as complicated as it appears to be, and I think this is the solution that most comes closer to the original.
Masking in Fireworks
Adobe Fireworks video tutorial: Tom Green covers the basics of using bitmap and vector masks in Fireworks. You should download the files to follow along with this tutorial...
Mobile workflows using Fireworks and Device Central
As mobile devices, platforms, and app stores proliferate, it's more important than ever to have the latest device information at your fingertips. Adobe Fireworks CS5 is integrated with Adobe Device Central CS5, enabling you to leverage handset data and work more productively from inception to final launch of your mobile project. In this tutorial I'll show you how to harness the power of Fireworks combined with Device Central in these common workflows:
Easy Camera Icon Creation
few weeks ago I decided to create a camera icon. Usually I would do that in Illustrator or Photoshop, however as I use Fireworks pretty much most of my time I chose to create the icon using it. The cool thing about Fireworks is that you have the vector features found in Illustrator with bitmaps features found in Photoshop, especially layer style filters.
Text Glow effect
This morning I saw an advertisement on a webpage somewhere and really liked the glow effect it had. I spent sometime on it and managed to get something close to it.
Creating a glass button
Using Adobe Fireworks, I show you how to create a glassy style button/icon you might find on a mobile device or as a social media button.
Creating a folder icon in Fireworks
Adobe Fireworks is a familiar tool to a significant subset of web developers. There are many reasons for this. In addition to the benefits of integrating with Dreamweaver, Fireworks has an easy-to-use interface and includes a wide array of web-focused features. The image creation, slicing, and optimization tools make Fireworks extremely useful for both beginning and advanced users alike.
Build a Promotional iPhone App Website Wireframe in Fireworks
Wireframing is a useful part of the website design process. It's great to separate out this planning stage and have your page positioning, spacing, layout, and other elements like text size and tone works out before you jump into Photoshop to add color, texture, images, and effects to polish off your design.
Stylish Black Button
What I am going to teach you to make in Adobe Fireworks is a stylish shiny (glossy) black button for a website or blog or whatever you may decide to use it for.
Create a 3D vector icon in Fireworks or Illustrator
This tutorial will show you how to create a 3D-looking icon, adding fine details and shadows, using textures and making the illustration very realistic with gradients and lights. At the end of the tutorial it will be hard to say which software you used to create the icon because of its depth and stunning look and feel.