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Adobe Fireworks, the Better Tool for Creating Basic Shapes

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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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.

  • Matthew

    Hey, Great work! I didn’t even know that fireworks could do this stuff!