Adobe Fireworks CS5: Fast Track

1 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT228

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Adobe Fireworks is a popular tool for creating and editing web graphics and prototyping websites. This Adobe authorised course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Fireworks.

The course covers how to create and edit graphics with both vector and bitmap images, work with layers, build buttons, add rollovers, prototype a web design, export web graphics and explore the export options for Flash Catalyst. This course is ideal for anyone new to Fireworks who needs to be able to create professional web graphics.

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Introduction (6 topics)

  • The Fireworks interface
  • Toolbar overview
  • Menus, panels and property inspector
  • Opening and creating documents
  • Rulers, guides, grids and smart guides
  • Gamma settings

Working with Bitmaps (10 topics)

  • Understanding file formats
  • Resizing
  • Canvas operations
  • Importing images
  • Working with Photoshop documents
  • Making effective selections with bitmap selection tools
  • Retouching and image correction
  • Bitmap layers
  • Bitmap masking techniques
  • Painting

Working with Vectors (7 topics)

  • Shape tools
  • Fills, strokes and gradients
  • Editing shapes
  • Path operations
  • Creating complex paths with the pen tool
  • Vector masking techniques
  • Working with Illustrator files

Text in Fireworks CS5 (7 topics)

  • Adding and editing text
  • Paragraph options
  • Kerning shortcuts
  • Typographical features in CS5
  • Anti-aliasing
  • Placing text on a path
  • Text masking techniques

Effects (13 topics)

  • Blend modes
  • Styles and custom styles
  • Creating animations
  • Prototyping and production
  • Templates and template categories
  • Batch processing
  • Wireframes, master pages and states
  • Hotspots and image maps
  • Slices and Symbols
  • Creating buttons and menus
  • Rollovers
  • Integrating with Dreamweaver, Flash and Flash Catalyst
  • Workflow options

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