45 Excellent and Useful Adobe Fireworks Tutorials

written by aext on December 15, 2011 in Tutorials with one Comment

With the passage of time, Adobe Fireworks is getting trendy and popular among the web designers. The capacity and room of using Adobe Fireworks in the web designs is simply enormous. Furthermore, web designers find it a lot of fun to experiment different techniques with Adobe Fireworks, and in their experiment they try to learn how to operate a mixture of features of Adobe Fireworks in order to add zing to boring pictures and convert them into works of arts.

Many designers who although are interested in learning new techniques of using Adobe Fireworks do not know where to get help from. So, for all those designers who want to learn some new skills, here we are presenting a collection of exceptional Adobe Fireworks tutorials for you. Enjoy!

Designing An Effective Gaming Clan Logo

In this Adobe Fireworks tutorial , you will learn how to create your own gaming logo for your website using Adobe Fireworks.

Designing An Effective Gaming Clan Logo in Adobe Fireworks

Circular Shadows & Highlights

Gradients and masks are all it takes to create lighting effects for circular shapes in Fireworks. Generate as many layers of shadows and highlights as you need. Let me show you how…

Circular Shadows & Highlights

Easy Camera Icon

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create a camera icon in Fireworks. He will focus on the lens pretty much, but as you will see, to create a realistic effect it’s all about playing with gradients.

Easy Camera Icon in Fireworks

Fancy Rss Button Tutorial

In this Adobe Fireworks tutorial , you will learn how to create a fancy rss button for your blog / websites.

Fancy Rss Button Tutorial

Create a Slideshow in Adobe Fireworks CS4

This tutorial will teach you how to create a beautiful slideshow gallery with transition effects, categories, captions and resizable images in Fireworks CS4.

Create a Slideshow in Adobe Fireworks CS4

Create a Collage by Fading Images in Fireworks CS4

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful header collage of 4 different pictures in a few simple steps using Fireworks CS4!

Create a Collage by Fading Images in Fireworks CS4

Antique skeleton key with compound shapes

This video shows you how to design an antique skeleton key with compound shapes in Fireworks CS5.

Antique skeleton key with compound shapes

How to Create a Magazine Cover

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a magazine cover with our old, versatile and powerful Fireworks.

How to Create a Magazine Cover with Fireworks CS5

Apple Air Banner

The tutorial author states that the reasons for creating this tutorial are to showcase the simplicity and beauty of apple style design in Fireworks. Follow along and you’ll be able to create these designs quickly as well.

Apple Air Banner

Interactive Prototypes in PDF

In this tutorial artist want to explain to you how to generate interactive prototypes directly from Fireworks in a PDF format. This kind of prototype can be very useful for layouts approval with clients or just to make the communication between the design development team easier.

Interactive Prototypes in PDF

Fireworks CS5 with Device Central

This brand new feature in Fireworks CS5 allows users to prototype an interface with mobile devices.

Fireworks CS5 with Device Central

How To Create a Stylish Navigation Bar

Artist have created this simple yet modern navigation bar in Fireworks, and he will walk you through the steps necessary to create something like that. In the event there are some windows and panels you don’t see opened on your computer, simply go to the ‘Windows’ menu and open them.

How To Create a Stylish Navigation Bar In Adobe Fireworks

Interaction design and rapid prototyping with Fireworks

In the following short video presentation, David Hogue demonstrates how to use Adobe Fireworks CS4 for information and interaction design and creating interactive prototypes quickly, and how you can use Fireworks as a design tool that fits into your complete design process, from concept to development.

Interaction design and rapid prototyping with Fireworks

How to make items and people stand out

How to make items and people stand out through a photo manipulation.

How to make items and people stand out

Creating A Fading Line Effect

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.

Creating A Fading Line Effect Using Adobe Fireworks CS4

Creating a Glass Button in Adobe Fireworks CS4

Using Adobe Fireworks, artist show you how to create a glassy style button/icon you might find on a mobile device or as a social media button.

Creating a Glass Button in Adobe Fireworks CS4

Text Glow effect

A small tutorial to create a simple text-glow effect.

Text Glow effect

Creating graphics for custom wallpapers and backgrounds.

In this tutorial we are working in Fireworks CS4 creating graphics for custom wallpapers and backgrounds.

Creating graphics for custom wallpapers and backgrounds.

Tech Orb Interface Video

This Adobe Fireworks tutorial teaches you how to create a tech orb interface. Artist will show you some techniques on how to create a different kind of glossy button/orb , and add some extra touches to the design. Although this is just a portion on a web interface / application skin.

Tech Orb Interface Video

Creating A Candy Button

In this Adobe Fireworks tutorial, you will learn how artist created those nice looking icons ( twitter , rss , mail )

Adobe Fireworks Tutorial – Creating A Candy Button

Creating a fancy text effect in Adobe Fireworks

The tutorial lets you create a fancy letter or text effect that you can use on your projects , and you can even you use any version of Adobe Fireworks.

Creating a fancy text effect in Adobe Fireworks

The Abduzeetles Rockband Website in Fireworks

In this tutorial we’re going to use nice commands, and what is really cool is trying to test other values on each step, other colors, other shapes, always exploring the whole potencial from every tool.

The Abduzeetles Rockband Website in Fireworks

Create a rope

Learn how to create a rope in Adobe Fireworks.

Create a rope

Water Drops

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create water drops through effects from the Photoshop Live Effects and Masking.

Water Drops

How to Create a Page Curl in Adobe Fireworks

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Page Curl in Adobe Fireworks.

How to Create a Page Curl in Adobe Fireworks

Masking in Fireworks CS4

Tom Green covers the basics of using bitmap and vector masks in Fireworks.

Masking in Fireworks CS4

Creating an icon

Best practices for icon design in Fireworks are reviewed. Then a step by step tutorial on creating an attractive icon is covered.

Creating an icon

Rapid Fire Photo-Realistic

The website SixThings has a professional multi-part tutorial series showing quick techniques for improving your imaging abilities in Fireworks. This is part one. As of the time of this writing the series is up to eight rapid fire parts.

Rapid Fire Photo-Realistic

WaterDrop

This quick Fireworks tutorial will leave you with the ability to create a water droplet that looks like you could reach out and touch it.

WaterDrop

Create Vista-like Wallpapers

Popular wallpapers available for modern operating systems can be created just as professionally in Fireworks as Photoshop or Illustrator. Learn the Fireworks way in this tutorial.

Create Vista-like Wallpapers

Fireworks Aqua

A set of tutorials for creating Aqua-effects with Adobe Fireworks. Unfortunately only in Spanish Portuguese. (thanks, Rodrigo!)

Fireworks Aqua

Motion Blur

In this tutorial we are going to take a photo, extract a central image, and set it in motion by giving it a motion blur.

Motion Blur

Fading An Image Into The Background Color

This video shows how to quickly apply image fades in Fireworks. The commands for doing this are built into Fireworks and take seconds to implement.

Fading An Image Into The Background Color

Vector Masking Interlocking Letters

This is just one of many Fireworks video tutorials available on You Tube. In this tutorial learn how to create overlapping vector letters quickly with the mask tool.

Vector Masking Interlocking Letters

Pixelate Effect Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to create a pixelize look on your designs but you didn’t know how? Well here is your answer ! In this Adobe Fireworks tutorial you will learn how to install 3rd party plugins in adobe fireworks and use them.

Pixelate Effect Tutorial

Creating Grunge Text

In the web, we have seen a lot of photoshop tutorials on grunge text / special effects but none in Adobe Fireworks. We do not have brushes in FW, but we can try a different approach on creating a grunge look using vectors. The key thing to note here is , experiment on different approaches till you are satisfied.

Creating Grunge Text

Sticky Notes

This Fireworks tutorial will show you how to recreate them digitally, with a certain degree of realism, for your own design projects.

Sticky Notes

Gel Cap / Plastic Button

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stunning button in fireworks.

Gel Cap / Plastic Button

Fireworks Quick Tips – How to use QuickMask

In this tutorial we will create a Polaroid photo using amazing and inspirational illustrations from Adhemas.

Fireworks Quick Tips - How to use QuickMask

Abduzeedo Job Board banner

In this tutorial artist will show you how to create a nice effect for banners.

Abduzeedo Job Board banner

Amazing Neon Lights

In this tutorial you will learn how to create amazing neon lights.

Amazing Neon Lights

Creating a cool website header

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a web site header in Fireworks using elements from graphic design and applying to the web.

Creating a cool website header

Scotch Tape Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to create Scotch Tape.

Scotch Tape Tutorial

Crystal buttons

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stunning glass button, Vista styled, with a glowing effect.

Crystal buttons

Creating the iPhone Frame

In this tutorial We’re going to show you guys how to create the iPhone frame. It isn’t as complicated as it appears to be, and I think this is the solution that most comes closer to the original.

Creating the iPhone Frame