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Fireworks CS5 Essential Training

Course Summary

A detailed overview of Fireworks CS5, Adobe’s software for creating and optimizing web graphics and interactive prototypes.       

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    Course Syllabus

       What is Fireworks?
       Using the exercise files
    1. The Workspace
       Creating and opening documents
       Understanding the interface
       Working with tabbed documents
       Setting up rulers, guides, and grids
       Using tooltips and Smart Guides
       Working with panels
       Working with pages
       Working with layers
       Working with states
       Using the Properties panel
       Using the Preferences panel
    2. Graphics 101
       Understanding the Fireworks PNG format
       Saving and exporting files
       Importing files
       Opening Photoshop files
       Opening Illustrator files
       Exporting a single file
       Using the Image Preview window
       Using the Export Area tool
       Creating PDF files
       Saving Photoshop files
       Using Fireworks files for Illustrator
    3. Working with Bitmap Images
       Understanding bitmaps
       Resizing images
       Using the selection tools
       Using the drawing tools
       Retouching with the corrective tools: Rubber Stamp
       Using the bitmap effects tools: Blur, Sharpen, and Replace Color
       Using more bitmap effects tools: Dodge and Burn
       Improving images using the Levels filter
       Creating a bitmap mask with a selection
    4. Working with Vector Images
       Looking at the vector toolset
       Using the Pen tool
       Editing vector shapes with the Freeform and Reshape Area tools
       Filling shapes with patterns and live filters
       Using Auto Shapes
       Using shapes as image elements
       Scaling shapes
       Masking objects with vector shapes
       Applying strokes
       Using Vector Path and Path Scrubber
       Using the Compound Shape tool
       Using Snap to Pixel
       Using Gradient Dither
    5. Working with Symbols
       Understanding symbols
       Creating graphic symbols
       Creating button symbols
       Creating animation symbols
       Sharing symbols with the Common Library
       Editing the instance of a symbol
       Adding component symbols to a design
       Exporting and importing symbols
    6. Animating in Fireworks
       Creating GIF animations
       Animating with Twist and Fade
       Creating a tweened animation
    7. Working with Text
       Using text in Fireworks
       Understanding text properties
       Adding text in a path
       Adding text to a path
       Using text as a mask
       Maintaining crisp text in web images
    8. Exploring Creative Options
       Having fun with filters
       Working with Styles
       Using Blend Modes
       Converting bitmap selections to paths
       Working with Adobe Swatch Exchange files
       Using the Kuler panel for color inspiration
    9. Rapid Prototyping
       Understanding the web toolset
       Creating hotspots
       Using the Slice tool
       Using a master page
       Sharing layers across pages
       Sharing web layers across pages
       Using HTML component symbols
       Creating choices and showing design options to clients
       Importing pages
       Previewing the mockup
       Using HTML prototyping
       Improving the workflow
    10. Working with Web Graphics
       Optimizing images for export, part 1
       Optimizing images for export, part 2
       Generating a CSS-based layout
    11. Fitting Fireworks into Your Design Workflow
       Integrating Fireworks, FXG, and Flash Catalyst
       Integrating Fireworks and Flash
       Using roundtrip editing between Dreamweaver and Fireworks
       Copying and pasting objects to Dreamweaver
       Integrating Fireworks and Device Central
       Working with Bridge

Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:


Course Status:



9 - 10 hours / week

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

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