> Krstathemes » fireworks

fireworks

Jan
14
2014

Adobe Fireworks and SVG files

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is really gaining more and more attention and popularity and it is here to stay. Many say the web format of the future (many use it already). Few months ago I have worked on a project and the project included several several files in SVG format. I knew that Adobe Illustrator supported the format but since the client was interested in me delivering Adobe Fireworks source file so I decide to try my luck and do some Fireworks extension look up. What a joy! It did not took me long, I found two great extension that do the trick.
Continue reading…

No Comments

Tags: , , , ,

May
3
2013

Create Basketball Icon in Adobe Fireworks

This is another Adobe Fireworks tutorial in which I will show you how easy can be to create a nice looking objects in few simple steps. By using the basic tools and techniques you can achieve stunning results. Just to emphasize at the very start that the end result is vector graphic which means it can be easy resized or scaled when and if needed with out any quality loss. To make this tutorial easier to follow I have included the source file and video tutorial at the end.
Continue reading…

No Comments

Tags: , , ,

Oct
23
2012

Using Vector Resources in Adobe Fireworks

One of the less known features of Adobe Fireworks is how easy it handles pure vector resources such as EPS or AI ¬†files that are normally associated with Adobe Illustrator. It is really nice when you don’t have to jump from one application to another in order to get ¬†job done. In this tutorial I will show you how to create grunge text in Adobe Fireworks using Adobe Illustrator AI texture.

No Comments

Tags: , , , ,

Oct
15
2012

Create a Pill Icon – Fireworks Tutorial

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple but solid looking pill icon using Adobe Fireworks. I have used Adobe Fireworks CS6 but any version will do just fine. Neat way of creating icons in Adobe Fireworks is by using reference image as a guide to help you while choosing gradients and fills.

No Comments

Tags: , ,

Aug
13
2012

Using Pen Tool in Adobe Fireworks

Pen tool in Adobe Fireworks is really cool and the behavior of the tool is pretty much similar in other Adobe editors (Illustrator and Photoshop). Once you master the tool the sky is the limit, but really. Pen tool can be used for creating complex curves and shapes, masks and lines but one situation where it is most useful in my opinion is in making complex selections and extracting specific parts of the image.

No Comments

Tags: , , , , ,

Apr
2
2012

Create Realistic Cheese – Fireworks Tutorial

Usually you can achieve top notch results by just applying some basic techniques in Adobe Fireworks. To create a nice piece of cheese, you can see below, I will use some gradient fills, some shape making and a bit of free hand pen tool. It is a good idea to google up some nice reference image while making such objects I did look take a peek at some of them myself before I made this.

No Comments

Tags: , ,

Oct
28
2011

Create a Credit Card Icon – Fireworks Tutorial

Creating cool gold credit card icon in Adobe Fireworks is really easy once you get the grasp of some of the basic tools. In this tutorial I will show you how to use various gradients, some masking approach and some other easy but effective tricks. Of course I will include the original source file with all the styles used so you can check it out for yourself if you have some problems with following this tutorial.

No Comments

Tags: , , ,

Oct
13
2011

Seamless Background – Fireworks Tutorial

Another great and easy Adobe Fireworks tutorial. Nice thing about this tutorial is that this technique can be applied almost the same way in most graphic editors (Illustrator, Photoshop…). I choose to write about Adobe Fireworks more often because there are tons of Photoshop and other tutorials and that is not fair since Fireworks deserves more attention. It is pretty easy to find a neat seamless image to use as a background in web pages but sometimes you just cannot find what you are looking for or you want to make something special and unique.

No Comments

Tags: , , , ,

Oct
10
2011

Adobe Fireworks – Working With Styles

Styles are the basics in Adobe Fireworks and it is very important to master their use at the very beginning if you intend to use Fireworks as the main tool of the trade. If you are familiar with Photoshop’s layer style than it is very similar thing with styles in Fireworks. But don’t worry if you don’t know Photoshop, if you are interested in Fireworks only you don’t need to know a thing about Photoshop.

1 Comment

Tags: , , ,

Sep
15
2011

Design Cute Cat Character With Fireworks

Power of Adobe Fireworks is not only in fast web and app prototyping but also in mighty vector handling. This tutorial is going to show you how you can create cute character using some of the basic tools and techniques. Fist of all characters are not my thing but I was inspired by this cute creatures made by great designers from Turbomilk. I have tried to recreate at least something similar. I will explain how i made this cute cat you can see below.

No Comments

Tags: , , , , , ,

Latest Article
dj aston desktop theme