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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:21 PM

This is a consolidated list of the best tutorials and resources chosen by fellow gurus on this forum. All good stuff. All moderators are welcome to add to and edit this list, and all other fireworks fanatics are welcome to suggest new ones in the forum. Enjoy!

Tutorials

First be sure to check out the official Adobe learning center, there is a lot of really good stuff there:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/ - Fireworks Developer Center
http://www.adobe.com.../...works&go=Go - Fireworks Design Center

General Fireworks resource, with a combination of tutorials, textures, autoshapes, extensions, PNGs, etc:
http://www.fireworkszone.com
http://www.senocular.com/fireworks/
http://www.phireworx.com
http://www.fwkit.com
http://fireworks.abeall.com

Fireworks tutorials:
http://www.brownbatt...ngs/rapid-fire/
http://www.designpic...om/web-atelier/
http://firetuts.com/
http://www.blog.blue2x.com
http://www.tutorialf...egory/tutoriais

Sites not dedicated to FW but with FW tutorials:
http://www.projectse...mages/index.htm
http://www.community...atID=3&typeid=2
http://www.tutoriali...ials/Fireworks/
http://www.pixel2lif...dobe_fireworks/
http://www.tutorial-...hics/fireworks/
http://www.solardrea...dios.com/learn/
http://www.entheosweb.com/fireworks/

Our own Fireworks guru forum tutorials (roughly in chronological order):
Text Glow effect - by funkyasl
Golden Compass - Adaptation of an Illustrator Tutorial - by DaveH
Simple space & stars-effect by just using stroke - by Mikko
Easy grunge tutorial - by Mikko
Illustrating bug character - by Mikko
ALTES WINES Web Logo Tutorial by blue2x
Frame Tutorial by raja
Arched Text by abeall
Circular Arrows - by stowball
Mobile / cell phone - by Gavski
Animated 3D Football - by SiamJai
Convert vector path to a selection - by Alan
outline effect - by blue2x
Using Paste Inside Command - by Rami
Adding Styles To Strokes Only - by Rami
3D Text Using ALT Method - by Rami
Using Symbols to Create a Quick and Easily Updatable Photo Montage, FWCS3 required - by stowball
Yin Yang - by Gordon
Textured Cylinder, can be used for a roll of carpet - by MagdalenaH
Creating a sitemap with reusable symbols - by Alan
Reflective 3d ball - by Snakebite
Using Blend Paths to create wavey, abstract background effects - by abeall
A Simple little Envelope - by Adam!
Shiny Happy Buttons - by Adam!
A Simple Little Pencil - by Adam!
A Teddybear - by Adam!
Creating Abstract Backgrounds - by blue2x
Shiny Ball / Sphere - by Adam!
Using Grids to make Swirls (e) Symbol, How a grid can come in handy - by Adam!
A computer mouse in 7 layers - by Adam!
Curtains effect - by lian
3D Glow Frame Effect - by blue2x
Gel Cap / Plastic Button - by Mapnapkin
Lighting Effects - by lian
Creating reusable, flexible, custom Ajax loading animations - by stowball
Animated Snake Loader - by stowball
3D-Dots Tutorial - by raja
Starburst Light Effects - by blue2x
Quick masking technique using Convert to Path - by Alan
Faded Shadows - by lian
TV Static Effect - by raja
Creating Rain - by blue2x
Turning Day into Night - by blue2x
Controlling Exposure in Photographs - by lian
Curved Tabs - by lian
Scotch Tape Tutorial - by Juliano Haussen (posted by so1980==MikeTaylor)
Old Paper Effect - by lian
Sunburt Tutorial - by lian
Vector Maps - by so1980==MikeTaylor
3-D Comic Book Effect - by so1980==MikeTaylor
Customizing Bitmap Patterns - by so1980==MikeTaylor
* NOTE: if you are thinking about creating a tutorial, make sure it hasn't already been done above -- we don't need any more shiny gel button tutorials ;)


Textures and Patterns
http://www.squidfingers.com/patterns/
http://www.theinspirationgallery.com/
http://www.patterns.....net/tiled.html
http://www.citrusmoon.typepad.com/
http://www.playingwi...days/tiles.html
http://www.mayang.com/textures/
http://www.noctua-graphics.de/
http://www.cgtextures.com/

Free Icons
http://dryicons.com/ - all free! - by Elfriede
http://www.freeiconsdownload.com/ - all free! - by mattdogs
http://www.fasticon.com/ - some free
http://www.topsharew...stock-icons.htm - some free
http://www.iconshock.com/ - some free
http://iconshoppe.com/ - all very cheap
http://www.icongalore.com/ - some free
http://www.simpleweb...tyfreeicons.htm - long list of other free icons
http://weloveicons.com/ - collection of free, high-quality icons

Stock photography

free
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.freephotosbank.com/
http://www.blueverti...bluevertigo.htm - massive list of free and pro stock resources
http://www.yotophoto.com/
http://www.openstockphotography.org/
http://www.public-domain-photos.com/
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ - free for low res, cost for high res(cheap)
http://www.imageafter.com
http://www.everystockphoto.com/
http://www.freefoto.com

cheap
http://www.istockphoto.com/
http://www.stockxpert.com/
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/
http://www.dreamstime.com/
http://www.buy-photo.eu/

high end and rights managed
http://www.inmagine.com/ - all royalty free, some expensive, some free
http://www.gettyimages.com
http://www.veer.com/
http://www.punchstock.com/

Fonts

free
http://www.dafont.com/
http://www.abstractfonts.com/
http://www.1001freefonts.com/
http://www.showfont.net/
http://www.searchfreefonts.com/
http://www.eternalfonts.com/
http://www.websiteti...om/fonts/pixel/ - list of pixel fonts
http://www.youfont.com/
http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl
http://www.typenow.net/themed.htm - themed/brandname fonts
http://www.houseoflime.com/dings.htm - lots of useful icons/dingbats
http://www.showfont.net/
http://www.urbanfonts.com/

licensed
http://www.veer.com/products/type/
http://www.linotype.com/
http://www.myfonts.com/
http://www.fonts.com/
http://www.adobe.com/type/

identify a font with these tools(very handy!)
http://www.identifon...m/identify.html
http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

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