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How To : Make Black Snake Fireworks With & Without Fire

In this video, I'll be showing you how classic black snakes work and how to make them at home. There are actually two methods covered in the video — one that uses fire and one that does not. So just choose the one that fits best for your situation. Video: . Black Snake Version ...more

How To : Make a Fire Wire (Easy Steel Wool Fireworks)

Once you've reached an age where sparklers are no longer fun, it's time to upgrade to science and steel wool. It may be basic chemistry, but as you'll see in the video, simplicity can amaze more than complexity, as well as create some really impressive fireworks that are perfe ...more

How To : Make Colorful 'Fireworks' Using Origami Paper

If you won't be near any real fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, do the next best thing and origami yourself some! For this origami fireworks project, you'll need square sheets of paper of different colors. Video: . First, you fold it diagonally across to form a triangle. ...more

How To : Origami fireworks

Origami is the timeless art of Japanese paper folding. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold fireworks. Origami is a fun craft and your models make nice, homemade gifts. Practice makes perfect. Designer : Yami Yamauchi Song : Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold Acti ...more

How To : Origami a colorful paper firework

Here are some step by step instructions for how to fold and assemble Yami Yamauchi's origami fireworks. This modular unit uses 12 sheets of paper. A bone folder can be helpful for making creases. After it's completed, this sturdy origami firework can be rotated to reveal a kal ...more

Pop Rocks Recipes : Add Some Fireworks to Your Food

If you're a child of the '70s, then you'll probably remember Pop Rocks, those fizzy little candies that created such a buzz. They went out of style in the States for a while, but now they're back with retro status. I was surprised to see them in my kids' Halloween bags a few y ...more

How Fireworks Work : Design, Performance, & Chemistry

At a very early age, I would go on summer camping trips. I remember every night being handed a pack of sparklers that were my own, to swing around wildly, which gave me many valuable life lessons on cause and effect. My curiosity with fireworks grew continually throughout my ...more

How To : Take Better Fireworks Photos with Your iPhone

The default Camera app on your iPhone can take some pretty incredible photos during the day. Newer iPhone models can even make nighttime shots look good. But you can't just point and shoot if you want to capture some pretty spectacular fireworks photos on July 4th, New Year's ...more

Explosive POV : Mini Spy Cam Mounted on Firework

The 4th of July brings out the inner-pyro-hypnotized child in many of us. And while WonderHowTo has plenty of tutorials for using/creating firecrackers , fireworks, and general explosives—for responsible 18+ upstanding citizens only, of course!—some of us prefer to enjoy the f ...more

How To : Create rollover effects in Fireworks

In this episode Paul Wyatt shows you how to use rollover effects in Fireworks, and create a menu bar for your sites. In this Fireworks project you’ll get to grips with slicing images, using frames, and mastering behaviors

How To : Fold Origami Fireworks from Dollar Bills

For all your origami enthusiasts, take your art of origami to greater heights by using a dollar bill to create the impossible—fireworks! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to fold origami fireworks from a single dollar bill. It's a great origami project for the 4th of ...more

How To : Create 3-D perspective boxes in Adobe Fireworks

This tutorial shows you a very basic process in Adobe Fireworks - how to make a 3-D perspective box. The steps to complete this simple procedure are clearly outlined in this tutorial. Once rendered, you can even animate your little box and have it dance across the screen!

How To : Make and decorate a heart fireworks tiered cake

Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a heart fireworks tiered cake. Roll out the pliable edible cake clay so that it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out heart shapes with cookie cutters. Let them dry for a few hours. Attach the hard hearts to wire wi ...more

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 ...more

How To : Make animated gifs with Adobe Fireworks CS4/CS3

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make animated GIFs with Adobe Fireworks CS4/CS3. It is easier than Photoshop and Flash. You can create a picture or you can drag and drop a picture. To drag and drop a picture, find out the dimensions of the picture. In the ...more

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 acquain ...more

How To : Cut stars for can shell aerial fireworks

With this video tutorial and with help from a little black powder, you'll know all you need to make small can shells for some awesome aerial fireworks. Another tip is, if you over-wet the mix by mistake you just need to wait several hours before cutting. This video actually ...more

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 scr ...more

How To : Batch process images in Fireworks

Fireworks has a great batch processing mechanism for images. In this tutorial, Mike Lively converts a PowerPoint presentation to jpegs and batch processes them down to a smaller size within Fireworks.

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 rig ...more

How To : Add Fireworks to Any Night Picture in Photoshop

Going to miss the fireworks extravaganza this Fourth of July? Doesn't mean you can't fake the experience, and that's exactly what we're going to do here—in Photoshop. You're going to learn how to take any night photograph and insert fireworks into it. It's the next best thing ...more

How To : Capture Fireworks on Video

This tutorial by Israel offers some great tips and tricks on how to capture fireworks on video. Two of the key things to remember are to turn off your auto-focus and manually set the gain.

How To : Make Fireworks with Marshmallows

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make some Fourth of July fireworks using marshmallows. If sparklers are unavailable or illegal in your area, marshmallows make for a great alternative (and make a great snack while you're working). For brief written instructions, make sur ...more

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 watc ...more

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. PART 1: RC talks about the new Fireworks C ...more

News : Hunting Hydrogen Balloons with Fireworks

A group of R/C helicopter enthusiasts (of the superbly named entertainment production company Dude Licking a Pole Production) outfit a mini 'copter with little missiles, and send it out to hunt balloons in the cold Swedish wild. Motivation: mystifying. Outcome: wonderful. It's ...more

How To : Use the image slide show in Adobe Fireworks

How do you create a slide show without having to write a bit of code? The answer is Adobe Fireworks. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Pho ...more

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 Too ...more

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 metho ...more

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 ...more

How To : Animate floating text in Adobe Fireworks and Flash

Tom Green demonstrates this floating text technique by cutting the text out of the an image using Fireworks and then animating the text floating using Flash. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all ...more

How To : Create CSS/XHTML layouts in 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 ...more

How To : Create a Google-style logo using Fireworks

Ever wanted to create your own Google-style logo? In this video tutorial you will learn how to create the Google logo using Macromedia Fireworks then change the text to your own name and have fun! You can also use Photoshop instead of Fireworks if you wish. Create a Google-sty ...more

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 : Export CSS and images out of Fireworks CS4

Fireworks CS4 is bridging the gap between graphic design and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) with it's new CSS and images export script. Jim Babbage shows you how the CSS and images export script in Fireworks CS4 works in this Adobe CS4 tutorial. Let Fireworks CS4 do some of the ...more

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