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In this tutorial we will show you how to save Adobe Swatch Exchange or .ase files with the following Adobe CS6 programs:

  • Fireworks CS6
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Illustrator CS6
  • Indesign CS6

These files may also be downloaded directly from Adobe Kuler as well. Once we have done that we will also show you how to import them into Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator… Continue reading

This is a rather unusual question I’ve been asked. Can the crop tool in Photoshop CS6 crop a circle? Yes and No. Fact is Photoshop CS6 or any other version of Photoshop cannot crop a circle with the crop tool. It can however be done in any version of Photoshop via other methods. The same can be applied to other Adobe products such as Fireworks and Illustrator.

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Is it possible to create more than five colors in an Adobe ASE file? Yes it is. Today we will quickly run you through how to do this in Fireworks and Photoshop.

Adobe CS6 ASE files: Adding more than 5 colours to an ASE File Tip

This is more of a tip than an actual tutorial. As we all know… Continue reading

Adobe Indesign CS6 and CS5: Importing PNG’s with Transparency

This is more of a tip than an actual tutorial. If you are having trouble importing an image with transparency into InDesign CS6, CS5 or even some earlier versions and you want to retain the transparency of the image here is what you do. If you place the image and it… Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to add a custom texture to Adobe Fireworks CS5.5. This tutorial is more of a tip that a full blown tutorial as the process is actually quite easy. This technique works for Fire works CS5 and CS4 as well but the directories you save the textures in changes with those earlier versions. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to add three round corners to a rectangle in Fireworks CS5.5. This quick Tutorial is in response to an email I received as this was not covered in my previous tutorial. If you only want to add one or two rounded corners please check out that tutorial here. That tutorial will give you the basic’s this tutorial will just be covering three corners as the process is a little more complex but still quite easy once you get into it.

We all know the standard Fireworks tools do not handle this very well, its every corner rounded or none at all. There techniques although I am using Fireworks CS5.5 will work with Fireworks CS5 and also CS4. I am not sure about previous versions. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to round off the corners of an image or bitmap in Fireworks CS5.5 by using vector shape masks. You can apply any shape you wish to a vector shape but the most common application is for rounding corners off. I am using Fireworks CS5.5 for this tutorial but you can use any version of Fireworks without modifying the techniques involved to achieve the same result.

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In this tutorial we will show you how to add one or two rounded corners to a rectangle in Fireworks CS5.5. It is pretty much common knowledge that you can only set all four corners to rounded and all need to be rounded off the same using the standard Fireworks tools. We will show a simple work around that will enable you to round those corners off while maintaining your others corners squared off. This is fairly common in web design and frustrating to most beginner web developers while wireframing in Fireworks.

If you are looking to do three round corners I have added a tutorial for that now which you can find here. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to create your own Youtube Theme (or template what ever you prefer to call them)in Fireworks CS5.5. First we will show you the best way to set up your background image and then we will go into putting it in on your YouTube account and adding the final touches that have to be done actually in YouTube.

Remember we do not have access to CSS in a YouTube theme so we are limited in a lot of ways when it comes to our custom themes however with a little imagination you will still be able to create amazing profiles.

As an example I have put one up on my YouTube for you. Feel free to take a look and comment.

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