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Adobe® Fireworks® CS5 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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9: Using Symbols

Lesson Overview

Symbols are one of the great time-saving features in Fireworks. They’ve been around since the beginning of the application. Symbols can contain multiple objects within a single asset while still giving you quick access to editing those objects. They are a great option for reusing common graphical elements in a design—like a logo or a button. Symbols can contain text, vectors, and bitmaps, each with its own Live Filter attributes.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

• Create and edit a graphic symbol

• Create and edit an animation symbol

• Create and edit a button symbol

• Save a symbol to the common library

This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. Copy the Lesson09 folder into ...

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