How to Add Text Effects in Adobe Fireworks Creative Suite 5

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

Adding text to your Adobe Fireworks Creative Suite 5 graphics is a simple process, but the results can be a bit plain. You can spunk up your text in Fireworks by adding Live Effects from Photoshop. You can add drop shadows or 3D effects or even make your text look like wood!

To add effects to your text, follow these steps:

1With the Pointer tool, select some text and then click the Add Filters button in the Properties panel.

The Add Filters button is on the far right hand side of the Properties panel.

2Select Photoshop Live Effects from the pop-up window that appears.

The Photoshop Live Effects dialog box appears.

3Select the effect you want to apply.

Choose it from the list on the left side of the dialog box.

4Set the related options from the right side of the dialog box and click OK.

The effects are applied to your text.

Don’t apply all these effects to your text at the same time. You’ve heard it before, but here it is again: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you always should.