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Benefits Of Attendance:

In this course, you'll use Macromedia Fireworks to create vector graphics, edit bitmap graphics, optimise images, and create and assign rollover effects for the Web.

  • Understand the differences between bitmap and vector graphics
  • Use Fireworks to create and manipulate complex vector graphics and apply effects, textures, and patterns
  • Understand the GIF, JPEG, and PNG file formats to choose the right one for each kind of image
  • Import bitmap (raster) graphics and modify them in Bitmap Mode
  • Understand image resolution as it pertains to Web based graphics
  • Show and edit rulers, grids, and guides in order to help position items with precision on a Web page
  • Create hotspots to which you will assign links, alt text, and link targets
  • Slice complex images into sections and use the Optimise panel and Fireworks' Preview modes to optimise the images individually
  • Create simple and customized rollover and disjoint rollover effects using effects, patterns, and textures.
  • Export a multi-frame Fireworks file with rollover effects as an HTML document



The Fireworks Environment

  • Previewing a Web Page in Fireworks
  • Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • Fireworks Environment Elements
  • Exploring a Fireworks Document
  • Accessing and Arranging Fireworks Panels

Creating Vector Graphics

  • Drawing Tools
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
  • Drawing Straight Segments with the Pencil Tool
  • Drawing Line Segments with the Line Tool
  • Object Drawing Tools
  • Rectangle Tool
  • The Ellipse Tool
  • Polygon Tool
  • Modifying Vector Graphics
  • Using the Stroke Panel
  • Editing Fills
  • Gradient Fills
  • Applying Pattern Fills

Transforming Vector Images and Effects

  • Combining Shapes
  • Combining Vector Shapes
  • Expanding Strokes
  • Arranging and Transforming
  • Aligning Objects
  • Adjusting the Stacking Order
  • Using Layers
  • Scaling Objects
  • Skewing and Distorting Objects
  • Knife Tool
  • Grouping
  • Using Rulers, Grids, and Guides
  • Applying Effects, Glow, Shadow
  • Applying a Shadow
  • Bitmap Images
  • Importing Bitmaps
  • Enlarging, Cropping & Editing
  • Bitmap Mode
  • Creating Selections
  • Painting Bitmap Images
  • Effects with Bitmap Images
  • Applying Effects to Bitmap Images
  • Effects with Bitmap Images
  • Vector and Bitmap Graphics

Using Text

  • Creating Text
  • Applying Effects to Text
  • Merging Text and Graphics
  • Combining Text with Vectors
  • Converting Text to Paths
  • Merging Text and Graphics
  • Adding Text

Optimising Graphics for the Web

  • Web Graphic File Formats
  • Optimising Images & Photographic Images
  • Optimising Flat Colour Graphics

Hotspot Links

  • Creating Hotspots
  • Assigning Links to Hotspots

Slicing and Rollovers

  • Slicing and Optimising
  • Rollovers
  • Creating Drag and Rollovers
  • Using Live Effects in Rollovers
  • Creating Disjoint Rollovers
  • Exporting
  • Using Fireworks Files in Dreamweaver

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