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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color

In This Chapter

  • Defining colors for the web
  • Finding and applying colors to graphics
  • Creating your own colors in Fireworks
  • Using gradient fills

Like most other Creative Cloud applications, Fireworks lets you define an object's fill and stroke. You can use some unique tools for that task. You can also take advantage of some hidden features that might be new to you.

In this chapter, you find out how to apply a fill or stroke color to your artwork, and you also discover the basic steps for working with gradient fills.

Choosing Web Colors

Colors appear differently on a monitor from the way they do when you view them offscreen, but this issue isn't as serious now as it was in the past. Years ago, you had to base your color selections on the lowest common denominator. Most viewers now have monitors that can display thousands, if not millions, of colors.

Image When you're choosing a color for the web, don't fret over the exactness of a color viewed on different monitors unless an exact color match is critical. Critical color can apply to your company logo or to fabrics on fashion clothing.

In Fireworks, you can choose colors using several panels, with each panel offering a different color model from which to apply color. Even though you're working in RGB (Red, Green, Blue), you can still enter CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key or Black) or HSB (Hue, ...

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