How to Make a Desktop Wallpaper from Your Photos with Macromedia Fireworks

It happens to be a common practice to change the wallpaper photos on our desktop often. There are many ways to make a sleek and abstract wallpaper with your Mac and the help of Macromedia Fireworks. Here are step-by-step directions for making a desktop wallpaper with Macromedia Fireworks.

Step 1- Create a Canvas

The first step involves creating a canvas with a particular screen size. You just need to set the desired option and change the screen size. There are various choices for setting the screen size, such as, 800×600 or 1024×768 and many others. If you like to have a wide screen then use 1200×900. The colour of the canvas needs to be set to #CCCCCC.

Step2- Draw an Oval

Next, you need to draw an oval and shape it likewise. In order to do that, set the fill to linear gradient. Then adjust the colours to #FFFFFF on one side and to #CCCCCC on the other. The position of the gradient should be adjusted accordingly.

Step3- Create another Oval

Now, create another oval on top of the first oval and shape it well. Then, the linear gradient should be set to #CCCCCC and #999999. Set the level of opacity to 50%.

Step 4-Create an Oval with an Inverse Curve

Create an oval and this time and add an inverse curve to it. Then, set the fill to radical gradient with FFFFFF on both ends. Adjust the opacity of the outer edge to 0%. The position of the gradient should be set at the top of the canvas. This in turn, will make the top of the oval glow with a white shine.

Step 5- Draw one more Oval

Now, draw another oval and set the linear gradients to #CCCCCC and #FFFFFF respectively. Next, select all the ovals drawn so far and set the value of the Feather to 2. This will help in give an even blend to the edges.

Step 6- Draw a Rectangle

Draw a rectangle in accordance with the size of the canvas. Set the rectangle to ellipse gradient having white on both ends. Set the opacity of the edges to 0% for adding a white glow in the center of the image. The opacity of the image needs to be set to 50%

Step 7- Set the rectangle to overlay

This is indeed a great feature to set the rectangle to overlay.

Step 8- Create another Rectangle

Create another rectangle suitable to the size of the canvas. Set the radial gradient to #000000 on both the ends. The opacity of the edges should be 0% and set that to overlay. These will darken the edges and will act as a complement to the white glow in the center

Step 9- Colouring

Draw another rectangle, which will fit in the canvas size and fill it with a shade of solid colour of your choice. Then set it to overlay. You will get an array of that shade to be used in future style formats.

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