How to Make Arrows in Fireworks


Adobe Fireworks is a graphics software package that lets you create images without having to use any type of code or programming language. After creating the images, you can print them or save them for easy uploading to your website or blog. Thanks to its intuitive interface and automated shape functions, Fireworks is suitable for beginners as well as for designers and hobbyists who have prior experience with graphics software. For example, you do not have to draw any lines to make an arrow. Make it with the arrow tool and then edit and position it with your mouse.

  • Launch Adobe Fireworks. Click on the arrow at the bottom left corner of the rectangle icon in the "Vector" menu of the left-hand toolbar to reveal the auto-shape drop-down menu.

  • Click "Arrow" on the drop-down menu to create an arrow that you can fill in (or "Arrow line") to create a straight line with an arrow tip.

  • Position your mouse at any point on the Fireworks canvas (work surface). Left-click your mouse while dragging it so that a line appears on the canvas. Drag it as far across the canvas as you want to choose the size of your arrow. Release the left button of your mouse once you are done.

  • Point your mouse over the square and circular dots at the edges of your arrow to access the editing choices for each part of the arrow. Drag the dots at the edges upward to make the arrow larger. Drag the circular dot at the center of the arrow head to stretch the head. Right-click on your mouse and drag the center dot upward to reposition the arrow.

  • Use the color-fill, gradient, shadow and other creative functions of Fireworks to customize your arrow as you wish.

  • Left-click on the "File" menu button in the upper toolbar. Choose "Save" to save your arrow in Fireworks .png format or "Save as" to export it to another format.

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