Creating Aqua Buttons in Fireworks MX
One of the most popular effects graphic designers want to learn is how to create the aqua-style buttons found in the Mac interface. In this article, you learn how to create these buttons quickly and easily in Fireworks MX.
Creating a New Document
To create a new document in Fireworks MX, click File, New or press CTRL+N (Mac users: press Command+N).
The New Document dialog box appears. Make the following customizations (as shown in Figure 1) and then click OK.
- Width = 400 Pixels
- Height = 400 Pixels
- Resolution = 72 Pixels/Inch
- Canvas Color = White
Figure 1 The New Document dialog box with the correct settings.
The canvas size can be larger or smaller than 400 x 400 pixels. A size is specified here so that what you see onscreen matches the screen shots in this tutorial.