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Adobe® Fireworks® CS6 Classroom in a Book®: The official training workbook from Adobe Systems

Book Description

Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Fireworks choose Adobe Fireworks CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Fireworks.

Readers will learn what they need to know to design and mock up Web pages or interfaces for rich Internet applications or tablet apps. In addition readers will learn how to demo a design for a client in real time, export the design as an interactive PDF, and export vector design elements as CSS3-only markup for use in websites. This edition, fully revised for CS6, covers CSS extraction using the CSS Properties panel, jQuery Mobile skinning, and sprite creation. It also includes instruction on working with the Styles panel and several new enhancements to the Properties panel, including the new color selection and gradient editing features. The companion DVD  includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book.
 “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
  Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. eBook Readers: Find Your Lesson Files
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s in this book
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Adobe Fireworks
    5. Starting Adobe Fireworks
    6. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe certification
  6. 1. Getting to Know the Workspace
    1. Getting started in Adobe Fireworks
    2. Using the Tools panel
    3. Using the Properties panel
    4. Configuring panels and panel groups
    5. Working with multiple documents
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  7. 2. The Pages, States, and Layers Panels: Fundamental Workflow Tools
    1. About pages, layers, and states
    2. Getting started
    3. Importing pages
    4. Working with layers and objects
    5. Working with states
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  8. 3. Working with Bitmap Images
    1. About bitmap images
    2. Cropping an image
    3. Managing images on the canvas
    4. Importing images
    5. Improving appearance using Live Filters
    6. Improving appearance using the bitmap tools
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  9. 4. Working with Bitmap Selections
    1. Understanding bitmap selections
    2. Protecting original art
    3. Selecting and modifying with the Magic Wand tool
    4. Converting a selection to a path
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  10. 5. Working with Vector Graphics
    1. Understanding vectors
    2. Basic vector drawing techniques
    3. Understanding paths and the Pen tool
    4. Editing paths
    5. Making mountains out of vectors
    6. Creating an icon
    7. Working with Auto Shapes
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  11. 6. Masking
    1. About the project
    2. About masks
    3. Designing the banner
    4. Creating and editing masks
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  12. 7. Working with Text
    1. Text basics
    2. Adding the banner heading and tagline
    3. Flowing text around an object
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  13. 8. Using Styles and the Styles Panel
    1. What are styles?
    2. Applying style presets
    3. Editing styles
    4. Updating styles applied to objects
    5. Exporting and sharing styles
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  14. 9. Using Symbols
    1. What are symbols?
    2. Graphic symbols
    3. Button symbols
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  15. 10. Optimizing for the Web and Mobile
    1. Optimization basics
    2. Optimizing a single-image file
    3. About the web tools
    4. Creating and optimizing slices
    5. Exporting a single-page design
    6. Creating a sprite sheet
    7. About Fireworks and CSS
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  16. 11. Prototyping Basics
    1. The prototyping workflow
    2. A review of the Pages panel
    3. Comparing wireframe pages
    4. Adding pages
    5. Delivering the wireframe
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  17. 12. High-Fidelity Prototyping
    1. Reviewing the finished prototype
    2. Fleshing out the prototype
    3. Completing the prototype
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  18. 13. Improving Your Workflow
    1. Using document templates
    2. Working with Adobe Bridge
    3. Thinking ahead: future-proofing your projects
    4. Using Fireworks files with Photoshop
    5. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  19. 14. Going Further
    1. jQuery Mobile theme creation
    2. Creating a custom theme
    3. Customizing jQuery Mobile skin in Dreamweaver
    4. Updating the design
    5. Using Fireworks extensions
    6. Integration with other Adobe Products
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  20. Index
  21. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Team credits
  22. Contributor
  23. Where are the Lesson Files?
  24. Add Page