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Adobe Fireworks CS6

Video Description

Raster image editing, vector object manipulation, web layout options---Fireworks CS6 can handle all that and more! In this VTC course, author Geoff Blake takes a close look at Adobe's web graphics application. You'll learn how to work efficiently while handling graphic files from a variety of formats. You will learn how to build objects, layouts, and components quickly and easily. Then, you'll see what goes into building a web layout from the ground up as Geoff shows you layers, pages, hotspots, and slices. Finally, see how you can take what you've built and export it to code for use in Dreamweaver or any other code editor. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Table of Contents

  1. Course Overview
    1. A Look at What You Will Learn 00:03:01
  2. The Fireworks Environment
    1. Touring the Welcome Screen 00:04:53
    2. Creating New Projects 00:04:55
    3. Using Fireworks Templates 00:06:12
    4. Touring the Interface 00:06:39
    5. A Look at the Toolbox 00:06:56
    6. Working with Panels 00:06:29
    7. Using the Info Panel 00:06:41
    8. Using the History Panel 00:06:10
    9. Exploring Workspaces 00:03:39
    10. Customizing the Interface 00:06:10
    11. Changing the Fireworks View 00:04:47
    12. Customizing Fireworks Shortcuts 00:06:45
    13. Setting Fireworks Preferences 00:05:42
  3. Working in Fireworks
    1. Using Grids / Rulers / Guides 00:08:23
    2. Zooming and Navigating pt. 1 00:07:07
    3. Zooming and Navigating pt. 2 00:04:36
    4. Opening Different Kinds of Files 00:06:55
    5. Working with Documents 00:05:34
    6. Saving Your Work 00:05:58
  4. Creating Shapes and Objects
    1. Getting Set Up for Drawing 00:02:23
    2. Using the Pencil and Brush Tools 00:05:48
    3. Erasing Your Work 00:03:33
    4. Drawing Lines 00:06:50
    5. Drawing Rectangles and Squares 00:05:33
    6. Drawing Ovals and Circles 00:03:29
    7. Drawing Polygons 00:06:30
    8. Drawing Additional Shapes 00:05:25
    9. Getting Started with The Pen Tool 00:06:56
    10. Creating Straight Paths 00:04:34
    11. Creating Curved Paths 00:06:34
    12. Creating Combination Paths 00:06:03
    13. Drawing Freehand Paths 00:04:47
    14. Reshaping Vector Objects 00:03:04
    15. Cutting Objects Apart 00:05:20
    16. Inserting Auto Shapes 00:04:23
    17. Using Auto Shape Properties 00:06:27
  5. Editing Shapes and Using Color
    1. Object Selection Techniques 00:04:47
    2. Manipulating Anchor Points 00:06:49
    3. Applying a Fill 00:04:48
    4. Applying a Stroke 00:05:54
    5. Fill and Stroke Effects 00:07:35
    6. Working with Gradient Fills 00:07:19
    7. Applying Patterns 00:02:51
    8. Setting Texture Fills 00:02:37
  6. Managing Fireworks Objects
    1. Resizing and Positioning Objects 00:07:00
    2. Duplicating Objects 00:04:17
    3. Aligning and Spacing Objects pt. 1 00:07:00
    4. Aligning and Spacing Objects pt. 2 00:06:04
    5. Grouping and Ungrouping 00:04:57
    6. Auto Shape Grouping 00:04:15
    7. Setting Stacking Order 00:05:49
    8. Transforming Objects 00:05:36
    9. Setting Up a Web Layout pt. 1 00:03:49
    10. Setting Up a Web Layout pt. 2 00:04:27
    11. Setting Up a Web Layout pt. 3 00:05:21
  7. Working with Layers and Pages
    1. Introducing Layers 00:05:43
    2. Working with Multiple Layers 00:05:28
    3. Layer Visibility and Renaming 00:05:09
    4. Additional Layer Options 00:03:49
    5. Getting the Web Layout Organized 00:05:33
    6. Inserting the Slideshow Placeholder 00:02:13
    7. Understanding Fireworks Pages 00:04:48
    8. Using Master Pages 00:07:04
    9. Building Out the Pages 00:02:11
  8. Importing Content and Applying Effects
    1. Importing Vector Content 00:06:51
    2. Importing Raster Content 00:03:10
    3. Creating a Mask Effect 00:05:57
    4. Reviewing the Masks 00:03:32
    5. Using Blending Modes and Opacity 00:07:27
    6. Applying a Blur Effect 00:04:45
    7. Applying Additional Filter Effects 00:05:41
    8. Creating Graphical Styles 00:06:03
    9. Inserting Text pt. 1 00:03:48
    10. Inserting Text pt. 2 00:04:26
  9. Optimizing Slicing and Exporting
    1. Getting Started with Optimization 00:08:04
    2. Optimizing Images as JPEGs 00:05:17
    3. Optimizing Images as GIFs 00:04:59
    4. Creating Image Hotspots 00:05:51
    5. Creating Image Slices 00:06:32
    6. Slicing the Rest of the Layout 00:04:56
    7. Keeping Slices Organized 00:04:44
    8. Linking to Layout Pages 00:04:01
    9. Optimizing Layout Components 00:05:14
    10. Previewing Your Work 00:02:31
    11. Exporting to HTML 00:07:00
    12. Exporting CSS 00:05:48
  10. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:02:20
  11. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:00:56