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.
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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.
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.
I love: icons and Fireworks! And as I’m a big fan of Bjango’s work I’ll start with a very simple tutorial to show you how to create a very cool icon using Fireworks.
Adobe Fireworks Video tutorial - duration 20-minute. A few visitors have asked how to create complex vector shapes in Adobe Fireworks. So the screencast is a of me taking you through the process I use to create complex shapes.
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...
This tutorial will show you how to create in Fireworks the icon for the Palm Pre frame.
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.
In this tutorial we will show you how to round off the corners of an image or bitmap in Fireworks CS5.5 by using vector shape masks. You can apply any shape you wish to a vector shape but the most common application is for rounding corners off. I am using Fireworks CS5.5 for this tutorial but you can use any version of Fireworks without modifying the techniques involved to achieve the same result.
In this tutorial we will show you how to create a grunge Polaroid photo using Adobe Fireworks and its unique ability to work with textures. The way Adobe Fireworks handles texture is substantially different to how Photoshop does things, and in fact it's one of the main things that stump a lot of Photoshop users when they first use Fireworks. However, with a bit of experience and experimentation, you can learn how to combine bitmap textures with vector drawing in Fireworks for an excellent result.
A complete study around the different ways of working with shadows in Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Fireworks, includes the opinion from many well-know designers around the world and some good examples.