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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 contras ...more

How To : Use the Free-form Tool in Fireworks 8

The Free-form tool in Fireworks to automatically add points, deletes points, or changes point type along the path as you edit the path. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Free-form Tool. Learn how to reshape areas, amd use path scrubbers. Use the ...more

How To : Make firework hemispheres

Nighthawkinlight teaches you how to make firework hemispheres. You start with a softball that will be the basis for the strips of paper you construct the hemispheres from. You take craft paper about an inch wide and soak them in a thin wheat paste. You start applying them on t ...more

How To : Record actions in Fireworks 8

Need to perform repetitive tasks in Fireworks? In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to record actions so you can repeat them on multiple 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' ...more

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 ...more

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 "p ...more

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 t ...more

How To : Make Fireworks-Grade Charcoal

Watch this video to learn how to make high performance charcoal. This is just one of many things you'll need to know in order to get started in pyrotechnics—legally and safely. Video: . You'll need an empty paint can and lid. If there is any paint or plastic inside, you'll hav ...more

How To : Create interactive prototypes 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 : Export to PDF from Fireworks CS4

Keeping the client involved with the design process is very important. Jim Babbage discusses using Fireworks CS4 to export designs to interactive PDFs that can be shared with the client. Increase your productivity and profits by learning how to export PDF's from Fireworks CS4. ...more

How To : Prank a drawer with fireworks

Pull a prank by rigging a drawer or cabinet with a party popper firework. Whoever opens the drawer is in for a scare. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

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 ...more

How To : Use 9-slice and 3-slice scaling in Fireworks

This video shows you how to slice a button for a website using 9-slice scaling and then using 3-slice scaling. Scaling is done the same way in Fireworks and in Illustrator CS3, so the concepts done here in Fireworks, are the same in Illustrator. Knowing how to use these tools ...more

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-u ...more

How To : Use animated gif files in Fireworks 8

Fireworks provides all the tools you need to create animated GIFs. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use animated GIF files, including how to view individual frames, and adjust frame timing. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the ...more

How To : Add perspective shadows in Fireworks 8

The motivation for the Add Shadow command, according to sources at Macromedia, was in response to a popular enhancement request to add "perspective shadow-like" capability to Fireworks. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use distort to add perspective sha ...more

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 ...more

How To : Photograph a Fireworks Show

As Fourth of July nears, you might be considering a fireworks show or two. Capturing the beauty of a firework spectacular on camera can be a tricky feat but luckily, there's help out in the world. In this Cameras Brookwood tutorial, learn how to photograph a fireworks show the ...more

How To : Import files into 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 ...more

How To : Create a watermark for your videos in Fireworks

HelpTube1 teaches you how to create a watermark for your videos using Adobe Fireworks CS3. Create a new 100x100 pixels file, with a transparent canvas. Create the custom shape that you want. You can add borders and colors, but make sure you don't overcomplicate your design, as ...more

How To : Macrame Firework Bracelet Tutorial

Very interesting bracelet and fun to wear! Here I used cotton yarn and seed beads. In the middle of the bracelet you can make your own firework with different beads :) Video: . Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/MacrameSchool

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 applica ...more

How To : Create HTML clickthroughs 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 : Make homemade fireworks

This features how to use fire wire to create your own homemade fire works! What you need is fine steel wool, wire, and a lighter. Take your wire and your steel wheel and a tie a slip knot on the wire. Stretch out the steel wool and put it inside the slip knot and tighten. Now, ...more

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 simplifie ...more

How To : Use Fireworks CS4 layout tools

Fireworks CS4 has some new and improved layout features to take advantage of. This Fireworks CS4 video covers: display rulers, traditional guides, the new tool tips feature, smart guides, and align panel improvements. See how to use these new layout tool features in Fireworks ...more

How To : Use the style panel in Fireworks CS4

This Fireworks CS4 tutorial will showcase the new styles panel and show you how to save time and manage your style assets with ease. Learn how to create several styles in Fireworks CS4, save them to file and use them later. Darrell Heath explores some of these new capabilities ...more

How To : Export a web gallery from Fireworks CS3

This video shows you how to batch-process your images to create a slide show on the web. Using the new web gallery tool in Fireworks, Tom Green sets everything up and exports it right into a browser. Check out this video created by Tom Green now! Export a web gallery from Fire ...more

How To : Work with gradients in Fireworks 8

Tired of plain solid colors? In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to work with gradients. Learn how to edit gradients, tweak, change and animate gradients. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sou ...more

How To : Use smart guides and tooltips 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 : Use layers and create layouts in Fireworks CS3

This video shows you the main elements of Fireworks, including layers, layouts, rich symbols, and the new color panel. You will learn how to modify Photoshop layers in Fireworks and the different effects available. Check out this video created by Tom Green now! Use layers and ...more

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 ...more

How To : Perform batch file edit in Fireworks 8

Batch processing can be used to convert a group of graphic files. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to perform batch file editing. Learn how to use the batch file script, open multiple images, and apply automated batch function. Make sure to hit "play tutor ...more

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