Recently they announced the Skin to Win Challenge for Flex skin designs. I’ve been doing a bunch of skinning for Flex over the past year, so this really caught my eye. The grand prize is pretty extravagant:
- (1) MacBook Air with SSD
- (1) Copy of Adobe CS3 Master Suite
- (1) Copy of Adobe Flex Builder 3 Pro
- (1) Ticket to Adobe MAX
- and a feature on Adobe DevNet
I tried it out and it was easy to use. Unfortunately, exporting skins from Fw limits you to bitmap (.png) rather than vector artwork. I personally prefer to use vectors, so I’ll also be using the Illustrator template for most of my entry.
Regardless, Firework has finally managed to gain my attention. Another benefit I immediately discovered was the ability to manipulate anything on stage without selecting the Layer first – a basic feature that Photoshop lacks.
Once I win the Skin to Win Challenge, I’m going to have to spend more time with Fireworks on my new Mac Air laptop. Maybe I can learn more about Fireworks at Max ;-)