Now that Adobe Fireworks CS6 has been released, there is much interest in how to use it more effectively. Fireworks is a powerful tool, but it can be made even more powerful by adding extensions. I’ve been using Fireworks for more than twelve years, and here are some of my favorite extensions, the ones I could not live without:
Sending modified photos from mobile devices has become big business for apps like Instamatic and Hipstamatic, but what if you want to create similar effects for photos not on your mobile device? Adobe Fireworks, Live Filters, and Styles to the rescue!
There is often confusion between index and alpha transparency. What are they? When do we use them? How do we create them?
I hosted a live screencast (with some Fireworks Q&A at the end) on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6.00p PT (9.00p PT.) The recorded session is now available online.
I showed how to use the Master Page, Shared Layers, Symbols, and Styles to save time and effort when working in Adobe Fireworks. These techniques are relevant if you use Fireworks for interaction design or visual design.
Thank you to everyone who attended, and if you have ideas or requests for future Adobe Fireworks screencasts, please leave me a note in the comments below.