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Fireworks 8 Essential Training

Course Summary

How to design and export static, animated, and interactive graphics for the web.       


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction
       Welcome
       What's new in Fireworks 8
    1. The Fireworks Interface
       The default workspace (Windows)
       The default workspace (Mac)
       Panel management
       Essential preferences
       Selecting tools with the keyboard
       Customizing the keyboard shortcuts
       Finding help
    2. Vector Drawing Tools
       Vectors vs. bitmaps
       Creating basic shapes
       Combining shapes
       Using auto shapes
       Drawing with the Pen tools
       Rulers, guides, and grid
    3. Picking Colors
       The Color Mixer panel
       The Swatches panel
       Using the Eyedropper tool
    4. Fills and Strokes
       Fill types
       Gradients
       Stroke settings
       Creating custom strokes
    5. Bitmap Painting Tools
       Pencil, Brush, and Eraser tools
       Tracing art
    6. Working with a Wacom Tablet
       Bitmap Paint Brush settings
       Combining bitmap and vector art
    7. Image Editing
       The Image Editing panel
       Selecting pixels
       More about selecting pixels
       Saving selections
       Red-eye removal
       Tonal correction with Levels
       Adjusting colors with Hue/Saturation
       The Color Replace tool
       Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask
    8. Text
       Intro to fonts/installing fonts
       Creating and formatting text
       Special characters
       Importing text
       Spell-checking
       Text on a path
       Converting text to paths
    9. Layer Essentials
       Layer basics
       Managing layers
       Transparency and Blend Modes
    10. Symbol Essentials
       Using graphic symbols
    11. Aligning and Transforming Objects
       Aligning and distributing objects
       Scaling, skewing, and distorting
    12. Masking
       Using vector masks
       Using bitmap masks
       Using hide and reveal
       Masking with text
    13. Live Filters and Styles
       Live vs. traditional filters
       Shadows
       Working with Styles
    14. Optimization and Exporting
       GIFs
       GIFs with transparency
       JPEGs
       Selective JPEG optimization
       Using the Export Wizard
       The History panel
       Batch processing
    15. Slicing Essentials
       Image slicing
       HTML slicing
       Exporting a single slice
       The Polygon Slice tool
    16. Image Maps
       Creating image maps
    17. Rollovers
       Simple rollovers
       Exporting rollovers
       Complex rollovers
       Button Symbols
       Creating multiple rollovers
       Exporting multiple rollovers
       Rollovers and image maps
       CSS pop-up menus
    18. Animation
       Frame-by-frame animation
       Animated masks
       Sharing layers across frames
       Exporting GIF animations
       Importing photos as animations
       Tweens
       Animating Symbols
       Importing animations
    19. Dreamweaver Integration
       QuickExport
       Roundtrip essentials
       Building a simple site
    20. Flash Integration
       QuickExport
       Fireworks to Flash
    Conclusion
       Goodbye


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

11 - 12 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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