Things you need to know to create something like this in After Effects:
How to make a Project and Compositions
When you start AE, you can press Cmd+N to create a new Project with one Composition inside it.
If you already have a Project open, pressing Cmd+N only creates a new Composition.
In this project, I used 2 compositions. GUI comp to hold the GUI ...
InDesign gets my vote. It does all the tasks you're describing, and is meant for layout.
However, as a general note, do NOT over-design your résumé. Even if you're a designer applying for a design job, please, make your CV clean and straightforward.
If I'm reading through 100 résumés in a week (which I've done), I am really, ...
Good question, for I too have been a lifetime fan of Fireworks (their entire lifetime). Have you heard of Sketch? I can tell you that it's the only thing that comes close. (It's a perfect mashup of Illustrator and Fireworks, but SO MUCH closer to FW). Your transition should be seamless, and you will quickly be in love. Personally, I'll still use FW until it'...
Head over to Adobe.com and do a bit of reading regarding features.
Photoshop = raster image editing (photographs) or digital painting (Illustration)
Photoshop Extended = Same as Photoshop + ability to use some 3D tools and basic video editing
Illustrator = Vector artwork (Logos, illustrations, etc.)
Indesign = Page layout (books, manuals, ...
There are some "rules" regarding color harmonies that you will find very helpful for this case and any future ones you might have regarding colors.
Color combination is really the most important part of color theory
and designing with colors, and also the hardest-- It always comes down
to your personal judgement and how you look at colors. There are,
This is the Language Selection that the package has.
Deutsch - German
Español - Spanish
Español América Latina - Spanish
Français Canadien - French
Français - French
Italiano - Italian
Nederlands - Dutch
Português do Brasil - Brazilian Portuguese
Svenska - Swedish
Japanese (not sure)
There is a quite old thread on Adobe forums where speculation is made that it's because Fireworks is a screen-specific tool and this behavior might change in the future.
However, you can change the limit.
Make sure that Fireworks is closed, open Fireworks CS6 Preferences.txt file located in:
Windows 7/Vista: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\...
It's true that a logo must look as good on a billboard as it does on a business card. That doesn't mean the same artwork will work in both cases.
It's not uncommon for the full-scale version of a logo to have detail that becomes completely lost or too fine and "busy" when scaled down. Stripes, strokes, even a typeface must be adjusted for tiny applications. ...
Other than Photoshop, whose guides are monomanically monochromatic, guides in the rest of the CS applications pretty much follow the rule that when selected they will assume the color of the layer they're placed on.
If you have, say, three layers in AI or ID and place guides on each one, a simple marquee selection will expose their "true colors" so you can ...
Actually the only way to see which fonts are used, is to use "Replace fonts", note the missing ones and close the file without saving.
Search them, download/buy/install them and you are done.
I'm not aware of another way to do it. :/
There is no universal "best" software for GUI design. It just depends on your software/workflow preferences.
I'm not sure what you mean by "multiple editable gradients", but if you know what you're doing, Photoshop provides all the tools you need to design any GUI you can imagine. No "tricking" of tools needed.
Despite its name, Photoshop has ...
"Also when I export PNG24 with alpha transparency in fireworks, it always adds background color, but in photoshop, it exports with alpha ."
You need a PNG32 for the alpha channel, so when you save a PNG24 with an alpha channel, PhotoShop actually makes it a PNG32.
In Fireworks, it actually let's you manually make the decision, so if you choose PNG24, you ...
I'm 99.999999% sure the example you posted is just a typeface that's like that. If you want to achieve a rough approximation in Photoshop, it's possible using the Bevel and Emboss Layer Style. The key is the custom contour.
The best way to do something like that would be to use a font with the effect baked in, or draw custom shapes... probably in ...
It's important not to over-complicate logos.
I believe it's more typical to design logos to be well suited for a broad range of sizes, as well as making it look good in both color AND black and white. When designing a logo you can't be 100% certain exactly what for the logo will be used for, so it needs to be as versatile as possible.
This is pretty simple.
Create your background layer and fill it with the color that you want. Then choose Filters>Noise>Add Noise... from the menus. Make sure Monochromatic is checked, and adjust the Amount until it looks how you want.
Hope this helps!
Call me old school, different or just plain wrong but Photoshop should be used just for that: photo editing and retouching. Fireworks should be used for web design (the CSS exporting ability alone in Fireworks is heavily underrated much like Fireworks itself). Illustrator for, yep you guessed it: illustration work and logo's. InDesign for magazine/newspaper ...
For Transparent Noise
Create a new layer with the desired left over noise color you want.
Add a mask to the layer in step 1.
Go to: Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise.
Select the desired amount of noise and click "OK".
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the final amount of transparent noise is desired.
(Optional) Select your layer from step 1 and apply an opacity, to ...
There's also the Smooth tool if you prefer a more hands-on approach. Rub it over a selected path, and it smooths it where you rub. If it doesn't smooth enough, keep rubbing.
From this tutorial:
Double-click the tool icon to set how closely the smoothed line sticks to the original (fidelity) and how strong the smoothing is each time (smoothness).
A nice ...
THIS IS A FREE ANIMATED MOCKUP .PSD FILE of a website scroll dow and a menu animation completely edit and animated in photoshop ridiculous easy to edit and play around, you can download the file for free here, i also have a tutorial video of how is easy to edit this freebie.
One huge recent change is the shift to vector graphics. SVG is now a stable requirement for new websites.
A good web designer needs to use Illustrator or Inkscape for icons and other re-scalable vector SVG graphics, as well as using Photoshop or GIMP for the photographic, detailed, not-so-re-scalable raster graphics.
I'm not sure if Fireworks would have ...
1) Use a Black & White adjustment layer.
2) Use a Photo Filter adjustment layer. I used a custom purple #6c118e. I made the intensity 95% and the opacity 98% (really just messing with the sliders)
3) Added a levels adjustment layer to brighten the image. I just moved the white point slider to the left, towards the middle.
4) Added overall saturation ...
"I want Raster+Vector"
The primary alternative would be to use a raster illustration program and a vector illustration program. Common in the industry would be Photoshop + Illustrator. For open source, maybe The Gimp + Inkscape.
Alas, Fireworks doesn't really have any direct competition. It is/was a tool designed specifically for on-screen graphics with an ...
The reason why your images look different is because of the compression you applied to the second one. The higher the compression, the more the quality degrades.
JPEG is a lossy compression format, meaning there is loss of image information during the compression (a sacrifice needed to make the file smaller). For example, this is the same image saved with ...
Adobe's Photoshop supports something like 300,000 pixel canvas's. It has a "Save for Web" feature that allows you to save a PNG24 file (which supports your alpha transparency). It too has all the functions you are looking for.