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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Fireworks Lesson 1: Adobe Fireworks Jumpstart

fw01.psd 

Fireworks is a unique hybrid of vector and bitmap graphics programs. It provides a user-friendly environment for prototyping websites and user interfaces, and creating and optimizing images for the Web. And because it’s part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, Fireworks also offers time-saving integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Working in the Fireworks interface
  • Creating and editing bitmap and vector images
  • Adding text, color, and layers
  • Using slices for interactivity
  • Optimizing graphics for the Web
  • Using the Master Page feature for HTML prototypes

Starting up

You will work with several files from the fw01lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the CClessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/CC/DesignTools. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

About Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks is a versatile graphics program that combines features found in image-editing, vector-drawing, web-optimizing and prototyping applications. Instead of jumping from one program to another to create graphics for your website, Fireworks lets you use one program from start to finish.

Working with vector and bitmap objects

Fireworks includes tools for working with both vector and bitmap graphics. You can draw an object ...

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