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Fireworks CS4 Online Training

Fireworks CS4 Online Training



Our Adobe Fireworks CS4 course 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. 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!

Chapter 1: 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 2: WORKING WITH BITMAPS (27 min)

Importing & Cropping
Making Selections
Adjusting Color
Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
Using the Blur Tool & History Panel
Transforming & Positioning an Image

Chapter 3: 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 4: WORKING WITH TEXT (15 min)

Creating & Formatting Text
Using Placeholder Text & Importing Text
Using the Find and Replace & Check Spelling Commands

Chapter 5: WORKING WITH LAYERS (20 min)

Introducing the Layers Panel
Adding & Deleting Layers & Sub Layers
Showing, Hiding & Locking Layers
Renaming, Organizing & Changing Stacking Order
Single Layer Editing & Flattening Layers


Combining Paths
Changing Opacity & Blend Modes
Creating & Applying Commands
Attaching Text to a Path


Using Rulers to Determine Button Size
Creating & Aligning a Button
Stylizing a Button
Setting Button States
Creating Multiple Buttons
Naming, Linking & Testing Buttons

Chapter 8: CREATING SLICES & HOTSPOTS (17 min)

Creating a Hotspot
Naming & Linking Hotspots
Inserting Slices Based on Selections
Using the Slice Tools, Testing & Previewing

Chapter 9: OPTIMIZING FOR EXPORT (30 min)

Introducing the Optimize Panel
Choosing a File Format & Settings
Comparing JPEG Optimization Settings
Optimizing a GIF & Saving a Preset
Exporting Your File & Viewing It in Dreamweaver®

Chapter 10: CREATING GIF ANIMATIONS (20 min)

Intro to Animation & the States Panel
Using the Share Layer To States & Animate Selection Commands
Symbols, Adding a Still Text State & Onion Skinning
Frame-by-Frame Animation
Adjusting the Timing, Looping & Exporting


Using Library Items in Dreamweaver
Exporting a SWF & Editing It in Flash®
Editing Layers in Photoshop®
Editing Vector Graphics in Illustrator®

Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 6 Hours
Platform:  Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included

Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go.

Stream your training via the internet, or download to your computer and supported mobile device, including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and most Android devices.

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