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Fireworks CS4 is a versatile image editing program specifically designed for creating, editing, and optimizing web graphics. In this course, VTC author James Gonzalez applies his many years of Fireworks teaching experience to provide a comprehensive review of Fireworkâs many features and capabilities. This includes: creating and editing bitmap and vector images, working with text, creating image effects using masking and filters, creating slideshows and animations, creating interactive menus using button symbols, slices and behaviors, optimizing graphics for the Web, exporting, and much, much more. Work files are included. To begin learning Adobe Fireworks CS4 today, simply click on one of the movie links.
Hi and welcome to this tutorial series on learning Adobe Fireworks CS4. My name is James Gonzalez, I'll be your guide to this comprehensive look at the world's leading software tool for creating editing and optimizing web graphics. This course is composed of movies between 3 and 7 minutes in length organized into sections containing movies covering similar topics or techniques. I start with this section providing an overview of the Fireworks application and introducing new features in this CS4 version. The application works base is covered next including a review of all the Fireworks' important windows, panels, and interface components. Next I cover how to create and modify content in Fireworks using the drawing and selection tools in both the vector and bitmap sections of the tools panel. After learning to apply filters such as bevels, drop shadows, and blurs to your fireworks graphics you then learn how to select, modify, and organize objects. Next, I demonstrate how to format and work with text and how to work with pages, layers, and image masks. The entire middle section of the tutorial is devoted to techniques for adding interactivity for your Fireworks projects through the use of hot spots, slices, behaviors, button symbols, popup menus and much much more. And this part of the tutorial concludes with demonstrations of how to create slideshows and animations. The final section of the tutorial covers how to optimize images using the export wizard and how to quickly and efficiently optimize from within the Fireworks work space itself. The tutorial concludes with demonstrations of the various publishing and export options including how best to use Fireworks with Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Before we begin I need to orientate you on how these videos work, I'm currently using screen capturing software to record my voice and computer screen, the video images you will see running on my screen are being captured by this screen recording program, I'll be recording my screen while demonstrating all of the important features of Fireworks CS4 giving you a very visual detailed look at the application. Now I provided many of the graphics files that I use to demonstrate the Fireworks techniques covered in this tutorial, you have permission to use these working files to practice the various techniques covered in this tutorial, access these files in the Work Files folder, most are named after the particular technique covered in the movie they were used in, for example open the PNG file entitled Master Page to learn how to create master pages in Fireworks or the various files with the word mask in them, here, to follow along with my presentations demonstrating how to work with masks in Fireworks. You'll find these working files very helpful in your efforts to learn Fireworks CS4 in the most efficient and effective manner, let me now move on to the next movie and answer the question, what is Fireworks by giving you a quick and shallow overview of the most important features of Fireworks CS4.
- Course: Adobe Fireworks CS4
- Author: James Gonzalez
- SKU: 33999
- ISBN: 1-935320-47-5
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Internet & Web Design
- The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.