Arched Text

One thing you can't do with a simple filter in Fireworks is distort text, which can be used in some graphic apps to make typography a little more interesting at times. Well I just saw this clever Inkscape (opensource vector app) tutorial at Sixthings and thought: wow, that's really clever, you could use the same technique in Fireworks easily enough!

Adobe Developer Spotlight

Adobe® Fireworks® CS3 comes armed with a brand new and unique type of symbol for rapidly creating and editing design elements in any Fireworks document. These new objects are known as rich symbols. Rich symbols are editable design and interface components that can be used and reused for website designs, interface prototypes, or any other graphic design composition.

Using Blend Paths

Using the Pen tool and the Path panel's Blend Paths function, you can create wavey background effects.

Using Rich Symbols in Fireworks

Adobe® Fireworks® CS3 comes armed with a brand new and unique type of symbol for rapidly creating and editing design elements in any Fireworks document. These new objects are known as rich symbols. Rich symbols are editable design and interface components that can be used and reused for website designs, interface prototypes, or any other graphic design composition.

Using the 3D Rotate Command in Adobe Fireworks CS3

Adobe® Fireworks® CS3 comes armed with a brand new and unique type of symbol for rapidly creating and editing design elements in any Fireworks document. These new objects are known as rich symbols. Rich symbols are editable design and interface components that can be used and reused for website designs, interface prototypes, or any other graphic design composition.


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