One of the most overlooked tools in Adobe Fireworks is the Eraser Tool. It is a neat tool especially if you want to manipulate bitmaps. Vector paths with fills have options to use fill colors that are gradients , or semi transparent colors.
I just got my package from Adobe from the fireworkszone wallpaper contest a few days ago and I was really excited to open it. At first I thought I was to get a fireworks cs4 book and a shirt but instead I got a fireworks moleskine notebook. Wohoo!
Photomanipulation is the use of different imaging techniques in order to create a different image ( improvement, illusion , alteration) by digital means. People often regard to Photoshop as the main “photomanip tool ” but however, we can use other programs like GIMP , Corel Photopaint , Paintshop Pro and even Adobe Fireworks CS4.
In the previous versions of Adobe Fireworks, we were able to use a limited edition of the Eyecandy Plugin from the Alien Skin Software site . It was only limited to 3 filtersÂ , but they were pretty good ones.Â From the same company that created the Eyecandy plugin ,Â let’s take a look at another plugin they made calledÂ Xenofex 2.
It has 14 amazing effects to choose fromÂ and best of all it’s totally compatible with fireworks cs4. You can enable / disable the filter in the filters panel, incase you made a mistakeÂ and can apply multiple xenofex filters on an object. The plugin is not free though ( 129 usd ) , previous owners of XenofexÂ can avail a discount upgrade, but if you want to just try it, you can downloadÂ a 30 day free trial.
This article shows the new UI Fireworks CS4 and how to create custom workspaces by moving and manipulating document windows, panels and docks.
Video tutorials illustrate all the actions which are difficult to describe only by words. Learn to customize your workspace to meet your needs.
Here are some works that I’d like to share with you guys, a banner and two signature examples. The one in the middle is my recent sig in the fireworksguru forum , hope you like them all. To view the full size version , please download them [download id="12"] and comment if you do =) Thanks !
Here’s a wallpaper I made for my friend Thierry over at fireworkszone using Adobe Fireworks Cs4 , the most complete fireworks resource in the web =). Click here to view his post.