Total Training for Adobe Fireworks CS4 introduces you to Adobe’s web graphic development program, Fireworks. After watching this training, you’ll know how to create vector graphics, layouts and interactive buttons for a website.
In this Fireworks CS4 series, you’ll also learn about the interface, and unlock the flexible features that allow you to edit bitmap images, apply automated Commands, and optimize images for the Web. In addition, you’ll explore the more dynamic Web features, including creating slices, linking hotspots, animating states, and more. This series is just what you need to get up to speed quickly on everything Fireworks has to offer!
Learn how to edit and touch-up photos
Find out how to create and manipulate vector graphics
Discover best practices for organizing and designing using layers
See how easy adding and formatting text can be
Learn how to create slices and hotspots for web optimization and interactivity
Chapter I: GETTING STARTED (34 min)
Creating a New Document & Modifying the Workspace
Exploring the Tools Panel
Exploring the Properties Panel & Preferences
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
Zooming In & Out
Modifying Canvas Properties
Accessing Fireworks Help & Support
Chapter II: WORKING WITH BITMAPS (27 min)
Importing & Cropping
Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
Using the Blur Tool & History Panel
Transforming & Positioning an Image
Chapter III: CREATING VECTOR IMAGES (23 min)
Using Rulers, Guides & Grids
Selecting Colors & Swatches
Drawing a Shape & Adding a Gradient
Using the Ellipse Tool
Using the Freeform & Subselection Tools to Distort Shapes
Using the Line Tool & Applying Patterns & Textures
Applying Filters & Working with Styles
Chapter IV: WORKING WITH TEXT (15 min)
Creating & Formatting Text
Using Placeholder Text & Importing Text
Using the Find and Replace & Check Spelling Commands
Sean McKnight has been a multimedia teacher for nearly 12 years. Beside working as a software trainer, he also runs a video production company and is a filmmaker. His experience includes working as a web master in addition to doing work as a professional video production expert and 2D animator. During his experience working as a software trainer, he’s also worked as a contributing writer to a number of software books and has lectured at numerous conferences around the United States as well as at some of the country’s largest Fortune 500 companies.
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