25 Cool Adobe Fireworks CS5 Text Tutorials

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Adobe Fireworks CS5 is a bitmap and vector graphic editor. Its target is to help web designer to quickly create website prototype and application interfaces. The main feature we will be exploring today is the text effects, web designers will be able to create some stunning text effects that can be used in Photoshop etc for further effects. Usually it is quite tough if you are new to get around this application but if you are patient enough you can master it in no time. We will be discussing and focusing on other stuff so keep tune to our next release of tutorials and comment what you want to learn.

1. Floral Type by Fabio Sasso

 In this tutorial you will learn how to create an elegant floral type that you can use to draw attention on the text of your graphic work. The end result is a sophisticated type that suits a variety of graphics. Note that to get the full effect of the font you will also have to use Photoshop CS5.

Awesome Floral Type Fireworks


2. Amazing Neon Lights on Fireworks

Amazing Neon Lights Fireworks


3. Create a Letterpress Text Effect in Fireworks

Create a Letterpress Text Effect in Fireworks


4. Create a thick text outline with Adobe Fireworks

Thick Text Outline


5. Text wrapping

Remember that in the end the only way to achieve the desired font effect in Adobe Fireworks is by experimenting yourself with various techniques.

Text Wrapping in Fireworks


6. Extracting Logos

Rapid Fire 8 Extracting Logos


7. Transparent Text

 Transparent Text


8. Motion Trail Effect

 A simple tutorial on how to create a fading 3D trail with any text. It’s a futuristic effect that you can use especially with vector graphics. The tutorial applies to older versions of Fireworks as well, but the results can be slightly different.



9. Bevel Text Fireworks Tutorial

Bevel Text Fireworks


10. Working with the Adobe Text Engine in Fireworks CS4

Adobe Text Engine


11. Creating the IE7 logo effect in Fireworks

Tutorial Creating IE7 Logo Effect Fireworks


12. Glittering Text Effect

Glittering Text Effect


13. Text Reflection

 There are quite a few tutorials out there that show you how to create a text reflection in Fireworks, but none is quite as clear and straightforward as this one. What’s more, with this one, the final result looks professional. You don’t need any previous experience with Fireworks CS5 to complete this tutorial.

Text Reflection


14. Sparkle in Adobe Fireworks

Sparkle Text


15. Yummy Chocolate Text

A delicious tutorial for a delicious text effect, it works best on Fireworks CS5, but it can also be used with older versions of the program. Yummy chocolate text effect perhaps goes best with blogs. This one is a straightforward tutorial that will take only a few minutes to complete.

Chocolate Text


16. Text Path Effect

Text Path


17. Fancy Text Effect

This tutorial shows you how to easily create a stunning fancy text effect in Fireworks. It helps you create a letter as well as a longer text, and it works with most versions of Fireworks, not only CS5. A really cool effect that you can use to draw attention to your future designs.

Text Effect


18. Patterned Text in Fireworks

This shows you how to apply a pattern to a text, to make it more interesting. The tutorial is valuable because it shows you the basic of how patterns can be added to text: you can then grab new patterns from the web and use them creatively with your text.

Patterned Text in Fireworks


19. Ink Blot Effect

Perhaps the easiest tutorial in this list, this one shows you in a few easy steps how to create a typography ink blot effect by experimenting with strokes. It shows you how it’s done, but it also encourages you to experiment with stroke options until you achieve the desired result.

Ink Blot Effect


20. Grunge Effect

There are tens of excellent tutorials on the web on how to create an awesome grunge text effect in Photoshop CS5, but there is only a handful on how to do it in Fireworks CS5, and most of them are rather poor. This tutorial finally offers a simple approach to creating grunge text effect in Fireworks by experimenting with vectors.

Grunge Text in Fireworks


21. Gaming Clan Logo in Fireworks

In this Adobe Fireworks tutorial , you will learn how to create your own gaming logo for your website using Adobe Fireworks.

Gaming Clan Logo in Fireworks


22. iPhone-like buttons in Fireworks

Awesome i-Phone-like buttons in Adobe Fireworks using the Photoshop Live Effects.

iPhone-like buttons


23. Fireworks CS5 with Device Central

This brand new feature in Fireworks CS5 allows users to prototype an interface with mobile devices.

Fireworks CS5


24. Clouds in Fireworks

Here is a two-part series about how to create clouds in Adobe Fireworks. Here is a very quick way to create clouds, flat clouds, (not the fluffly style) in Adobe Fireworks – from scratch. It’s really easy to accomplish this and they fit perfectly in any colorful nature theme artwork you might create.

Clouds in Fireworks


25. Stylish Navigation Bar in Fireworks

I love Photoshop. I guess we all do. But there are some times when I like to design using Adobe Fireworks instead. After all Fireworks was created with web-designers in mind and it allows us to quickly prototype and design for the web, so let’s see what it can do.

Navigation Bar In Fireworks



  1. Nora Reed

    October 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Great Share!! these really effective and nice designs..

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