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Fireworks CS6 Workshop

Course Summary

Understand where Fireworks fits into the workflow for digital media projects ranging from simple web page prototyping to interface design for rich Internet applications.       

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    Course Syllabus

    1. Introducing Fireworks
       Getting to know Fireworks CS6
       About the project files
    2. The Fireworks Interface
       Creating a new document
       Touring the interface
       Using the document tabs
       Guides, grids, and rulers
       The Fireworks panels
    3. Vector Drawing in Fireworks
       Drawing shapes
       Creating gradients
       Using auto shapes
       Working with color
       Using textures and patterns
       Creating compound shapes
       Applying filters
       Creating an alternate interface for the FWUser site: Part one
       Creating an alternate interface for the FWUser site: Part two
    4. Working with Bitmaps
       9-slice scaling
       Making selections
       Drawing tools
       The Rubber Stamp tool
       Project: Creating a banner image
    5. Image Retouching and Color Correction
       Removing image artifacts
       Levels and curves
       Removing a color cast
       Using Unsharp Mask
       Project: Correcting a Hawaiian shirt
    6. Masking in Fireworks
       Creating a vector mask
       Using the Auto Vector Mask feature
       Creating a bitmap mask
       Creating a text mask
       Other masking techniques
       Project: Building a banner ad
    7. Working with Text
       Text properties
       Using text
       Putting text on a path
       Flowing text
       Special characters
       Text effects
       Project: Creating neon text
    8. Creating Symbols in Fireworks
       What is a symbol?
       Creating a graphic symbol
       Creating a button symbol
       Creating an animation symbol
       Working with components
       Symbols and the Common Library
       Project: Building a homepage
    9. Wireframing
       What is wireframing?
       Using Fireworks grids
       Creating wireframe symbols
       Adding a Fireworks extension
       Project: Wireframing a prototype
    10. Creating for Edge and Mobile
       Preparing for Edge
       Using sprite sheets
       Batch processing in Fireworks
       Optimizing images in Fireworks
       Using the CSS Properties panel
       Introduction to the jQuery extension
       Creating a custom jQuery theme
       Applying a custom jQuery theme
    11. The Endgame
       Creating hotspots
       Creating shared layers
       Export options
       Importing Photoshop documents
       Importing Illustrator documents
       The Fireworks Export Wizard
       Fireworks and Adobe Bridge

Course Fee:
USD 25

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Course Status:



7 - 8 hours / week

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

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