Adobe Fireworks CS3 Training

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Adobe® Fireworks® CS3 is a versatile image editing program specifically designed for creating, editing, and optimizing web graphics. In this tutorial, author James Gonzalez provides a comprehensive review of Firework’s many features and includes movies on how to work with text, create and edit both bitmap and vector images, add visual effects with Live Filters, create interactive menus using button symbols, slices and behaviors, and how to optimize graphics for the web, and much, much more. Work files are included. To begin learning Adobe Fireworks CS3, simply click on one of the movie links.

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Getting Started
  About this Tutorial (03:30)
  Explaining Fireworks (06:48)
  New Features pt. 1 (07:10)
  New Features pt. 2 (06:09)
The Fireworks Workspace
  The Fireworks Workspace (06:32)
  Fireworks Panels & Windows (07:55)
  About Vector & Bitmap Graphics (06:37)
  Opening & Importing Files (04:36)
  Saving Fireworks Files (02:57)
Creating Vector Graphics
  Working with Vector Objects (06:53)
  Drawing Vector Objects (06:39)
  Drawing Auto Shapes pt. 1 (06:01)
  Drawing Auto Shapes pt. 2 (03:55)
  Editing Paths (05:42)
  Editing with Path Operations (05:19)
  Editing Paths Using the Path Panel pt. 1 (05:36)
  Editing Paths Using the Path Panel pt. 2 (02:36)
Creating Bitmap Graphics
  Working with Bitmap Graphics (05:37)
  Creating Bitmap Objects (04:49)
  Editing with the Image Editing Panel (07:39)
  Retouching Bitmaps (05:42)
  Bitmap Filters (05:40)
Selecting/Transforming/Organizing Objects
  Selecting Objects (05:31)
  Selecting Pixels (07:41)
  Transforming Objects (05:00)
  Organizing Objects (05:24)
  Aligning Objects (07:18)
Working with Text
  Working with Text (06:26)
  Formatting Text pt. 1 (05:50)
  Formatting Text pt. 2 (07:12)
  Attaching Text to a Path (06:21)
  Transforming Text (07:01)
  Importing Text (03:55)
  Spell Checking (04:08)
Using Live Filters
  Live Filters Overview (05:12)
  Applying Bevel Filters (03:32)
  Applying Emboss Filters (03:11)
  Applying Drop Shadow & Blur Filters (07:43)
  Applying Photoshop Layer Effects (06:26)
  Working with Photoshop Filters & Plug-ins (04:50)
  Creating Custom Live Filters (06:39)
  Working with Pages (04:01)
  Working with Master Pages (06:25)
  Exporting Pages to HTML (04:01)
  Working with Layers (05:08)
  About Image Masking (02:58)
  Working with Bitmap Masks (05:57)
  Working with Vector Masks (06:08)
  Editing Masks (07:01)
  Importing & Exporting Photoshop Masks (02:04)
  Slices & Hotspots Overview (06:34)
  Creating Image Maps (06:18)
  Creating Rollovers with Hotspots (02:50)
  Working with Slices pt. 1 (06:22)
  Working with Slices pt. 2 (04:27)
  Making Slices Interactive (06:17)
  Working with Behaviors (03:56)
  Adding a Pop-up Menu Behavior (04:21)
  Using Hotspots on Top of Slices (02:46)
  Preparing Slices for Export (04:43)
Button Symbols
  Creating Button Symbols (07:17)
  Using Symbols pt. 1 (04:17)
  Using Symbols pt. 2 (04:29)
  Using the Button Editor (05:51)
  Using 9 Slice Scaling (03:52)
  Creating Navigation Bars (05:15)
  Creating Pop-up Menus pt. 1 (07:19)
  Creating Pop-up Menus pt. 2 (04:15)
Creating Slideshows & Animations
  Creating Slideshows (06:07)
  Slideshow Properties (06:28)
  Working with Animation Symbols (06:10)
  Modifying Animation Symbols (05:33)
  Creating Frame Tweening Animations (04:25)
  Exporting Animations (05:19)
  Using Fireworks Graphics in Flash (06:42)
Optimizing Images
  Optimizing Images (07:10)
  Optimizing Images in the Workspace (05:12)
  Optimization Presets & Custom Settings (06:14)
  Optimizing GIFs/PNGs/TIFFs/BMPs (03:34)
  Optimizing JPEGs (06:37)
  Optimization Summary & Review (06:22)
  Publishing Files (07:13)
  Setting Slice Export Controls (04:31)
  Setting HTML Export Options (06:35)
  Defining How HTML Tables Export (05:25)
  Exporting to CSS Layers (01:59)
  Working with Dreamweaver (05:07)
  Inserting Images into Dreamweaver (06:54)
  Working with Flash (03:11)
  Working with Photoshop Files (03:48)
  Working with Illustrator Files (03:28)
Wrap Up
  Conclusion (02:01)
  About the Author (01:11)

Title Information / Pricing

Title: Adobe Fireworks CS3
Author: James Gonzalez
SKU: 33836
ISBN: 1-934743-42-9
Release Date: 2008-01-25
Duration: 8.5 hrs / 93 lessons
Work Files: Yes
Captions: For Online University members only
Compatibility: Vista/XP/2000, OS X, Linux
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