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Adobe Fireworks, the Better Tool for Creating Basic Shapes

by Grant Friedman

on February 12, 2010

in Adobe Fireworks Screencasts Tutorials

When most people think about drawing basic shapes they probably think about Adobe Illustrator or maybe Photoshop; but even as good as those apps are for creating basic shapes, in some cases, Fireworks is even better. In this 10 minute screencast I will demonstrate how to create several basic shapes including beveled rectangles, doughnuts, pie charts, arrows, as well as many more shapes using Adobe Fireworks’ easy-to-use shape tool. I will then show you how to import those vector shapes into Illustrator for use.

Video Tutorial

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Below is a screenshot of one of the shapes that you can quickly create using some of Adobe Fireworks’ easy-to-use tools.

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About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.