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Adobe Fireworks CS3 Tutorial

Adobe® Fireworks® CS3 is a versatile image editing program specifically designed for creating, editing, and optimizing web graphics. In this tutorial, author James Gonzalez provides a comprehensive review of Firework’s many features and includes movies on how to work with text, create and edit both bitmap and vector images, add visual effects with Live Filters, create interactive menus using button symbols, slices and behaviors, and how to optimize graphics for the web, and much, much more. Work files are included. To begin learning Adobe Fireworks CS3, simply click on one of the movie links.

Getting Started

About this Tutorial
Explaining Fireworks
New Features pt. 1
New Features pt. 2

The Fireworks Workspace

The Fireworks Workspace
Fireworks Panels & Windows
About Vector & Bitmap Graphics
Opening & Importing Files
Saving Fireworks Files

Creating Vector Graphics

Working with Vector Objects
Drawing Vector Objects
Drawing Auto Shapes pt. 1
Drawing Auto Shapes pt. 2
Editing Paths
Editing with Path Operations
Editing Paths Using the Path Panel pt. 1
Editing Paths Using the Path Panel pt. 2

Creating Bitmap Graphics

Working with Bitmap Graphics
Creating Bitmap Objects
Editing with the Image Editing Panel
Retouching Bitmaps
Bitmap Filters

Selecting/Transforming/Organizing Objects

Selecting Objects
Selecting Pixels
Transforming Objects
Organizing Objects
Aligning Objects

Working with Text

Working with Text
Formatting Text pt. 1
Formatting Text pt. 2
Attaching Text to a Path
Transforming Text
Importing Text
Spell Checking

Using Live Filters

Live Filters Overview
Applying Bevel Filters
Applying Emboss Filters
Applying Drop Shadow & Blur Filters
Applying Photoshop Layer Effects
Working with Photoshop Filters & Plug-ins
Creating Custom Live Filters


Working with Pages
Working with Master Pages
Exporting Pages to HTML
Working with Layers
About Image Masking
Working with Bitmap Masks
Working with Vector Masks
Editing Masks
Importing & Exporting Photoshop Masks


Slices & Hotspots Overview
Creating Image Maps
Creating Rollovers with Hotspots
Working with Slices pt. 1
Working with Slices pt. 2
Making Slices Interactive
Working with Behaviors
Adding a Pop-up Menu Behavior
Using Hotspots on Top of Slices
Preparing Slices for Export

Button Symbols

Creating Button Symbols
Using Symbols pt. 1
Using Symbols pt. 2
Using the Button Editor
Using 9 Slice Scaling
Creating Navigation Bars
Creating Pop-up Menus pt. 1
Creating Pop-up Menus pt. 2

Creating Slideshows & Animations

Creating Slideshows
Slideshow Properties
Working with Animation Symbols
Modifying Animation Symbols
Creating Frame Tweening Animations
Exporting Animations
Using Fireworks Graphics in Flash

Optimizing Images

Optimizing Images
Optimizing Images in the Workspace
Optimization Presets & Custom Settings
Optimizing GIFs/PNGs/TIFFs/BMPs
Optimizing JPEGs
Optimization Summary & Review


Publishing Files
Setting Slice Export Controls
Setting HTML Export Options
Defining How HTML Tables Export
Exporting to CSS Layers
Working with Dreamweaver
Inserting Images into Dreamweaver
Working with Flash
Working with Photoshop Files
Working with Illustrator Files

Wrap Up

About the Author

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