Exploring Gradients in Adobe Fireworks – Colorburned
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Exploring Gradients in Adobe Fireworks

One thing that has always frustrated me about Illustrator and Photoshop is their poor support for gradients. While they have made some strides in recent years, the tools that they provide to manipulate gradients are really sub par. Fireworks, however, has some very nice options to help you create gradients. In this short video tutorial I will demonstrate the power of Fireworks’ gradient tools in some detail and show the types of effects that you can create quickly and effortlessly in Fireworks.

Video Tutorial



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.

  • JC

    Great tutorial Grant…it is amazing how bad the gradient tools are PS and AI…especially AI. Fireworks does some great stuff though. THX!

  • Melody

    The videos are always such high quality, what’s used for the screen recording?
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  • jared thompson

    The usual amazing content provided by colourburned!
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  • SJL Website Design

    Thanks for the video, the gradient tools in Photoshop and Illustrator don’t come close to Firework’s.
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  • Aivea

    Awesome tutorial, Looks kinda like one of the projects im working on right now!
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  • John

    Nice… I like how the end product looks. I tried using this concept on my logo but it somehow looked a little bit off.Finally decided to use the professional services of an online logo design site instead ( and finally got the logo I wanted at an affordable price and fast too. Lesson learned. I’m not going to design a logo without any professional help though it’s somewhat fun. And liberating. Definitely. Haha. Thanks for the tutorial…