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Twist and Fade

How to apply twist and fade effect in Fireworks

Twist and Fade Effect

How to apply twist and fade in Fireworks

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create some fun abstract effects using Adobe Fireworks CS4+. This tutorial explains how a single Image/Vector can be converted into various Images/Vectors using the properties such as Steps, Spacing, Rotation and Opacity. The image below shows how we have applied twist and fade effects to a honey bee.

Twist and Fade technique

Prerequisite Knowledge

This tutorial teaches you how to create a twist and fade technique using Fireworks and thus assumes you are familiar with some design software, even if you are new to Adobe Fireworks. However be assured that our detailed instructions can be followed by even a total novice.

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Twist and fade technique with Adobe Fireworks CS4+

Follow the steps given below:

Color Palette - Honey Bee

  • Step 1: Open Adobe Fireworks CS4+; draw a honey bee of your own using Pen Tool Pen tool and Ellipse Tool Ellipse Tool. See the illustration below that shows how to draw a honey bee:

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  • Step 2: Now we are going to apply twist and fade effect. Select the honey bee using Pointer Tool Pointer tool. Then, click on Commands >> Creative >> Twist and Fade. Now the Twist and Fade pop-up window will be appears. The twist and fade window will look as below:

  • Twist and fade window

    Twist and Fade window Settings: Fireworks CS4+ Screenshot
  • In the above image, Steps specifies the number of steps; Spacing specifies the spacing between each step; Rotation specifies the degree rotation; and Opacity specifies the opacity of the image.

  • Step 3: You can adjust the four properties (Steps, Spacing, Rotation and Opacity) using the arrow symbol Arrow. Now set the following values Steps – 5, Spacing – 18, Rotation – 360, Opacity – 93. After applying the values the honey bee will look as below:
  • Honey Bee

  • In the below image we have arranged the honey bee is flying and sitting in the flower. Once the effect is applied you can't change it.

  • Honey Bee and Flower

Congratulations! You have completed our Twist and Fade technique tutorial.

Software Required

Adobe Fireworks CS4+. If you are using the CS3 and below version please read Twist and fade technique with Fireworks.

Compatible Versions of Adobe Fireworks for this Tutorial

Fireworks CS6 Fireworks CS4 | Fireworks CS5 | Fireworks CS6
Adobe Fireworks CS3 & below users: For lower versions of Fireworks, some features, steps and screenshot images may differ. Please read the CS3 & Below version of this free web design tutorial - Twist and fade technique with Fireworks.
Recommended Version: Fireworks CS6
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