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Macromedia Fireworks 2 Tutorial


Fireworks 2 is a design application for screen graphics that allows you to create graphics using both vector and bitmap applications. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Jason Smith is your guide through Fireworks 2. Image editing, vectors, exporting files, and setting up slices are among the many topics you can learn. To get started, simply click one of the movie topics below.

Introduction

What Can Fireworks Do?

Image Edit Mode

Image Editing
The Marquee
Changing a Selection
Lasso and Magic Wand
Types of Selection Edges
Eraser
Rubber Stamp
Paint Bucket
Zoom and Pan
Transforming Selections
Layers, Part 1
Layers, Part 2
Layers, Part 3
Guides
Grids

Vector Mode

Basics of Vectors
Basic Shapes Part
Line Tool
Brush Tool
Redraw Tool
Pencil Tool
Point Editing
Knife Tool
Solid Fills
Vector Paint Bucket
Web Dither Fill
Gradient Fills
Strokes
Vector Object Palette

Advanced Vectors

Pen Tool
Path Scrubbers
Freeform Tool
Reshape Area Tool
Transforms
Groups & Masking
Combining Your Objects
Aligning Objects
Eyedropper
Swatches

Styles & Effects

Outer Bevel
Inner Bevel
Drop Shadow
Emboss and Context menu
Glow
Multiple Effects
Using Styles

Working with Text

Text Tool
Advanced Text
Text as Shapes

Optimizing & Exporting

GIF File Format
JPG File Format
PNG File Format
Exporting, Part 1
Exporting, Part 2
Exporting, Part 3
Exporting, Part 4
Matte Color
Other Export options

Animated GIFs

Drag and Drop Animation
Onion Skinning
Instances & Symbols
Instances and Frames
Banner Ad
Exporting Animated GIFs
Preview in Browser

Image Maps

What is an Image Map?
Exporting Image Maps
Testing Image Maps

Image Slicing

Why Do We Slice?
Slice Defaults
An Image to Slice
Setting Up Slices
Slice Export Settings
Previewing Slices
Advanced Slicing
Saving Your Slices
Simple Rollovers
Disjointed Rollover Setup
Normal and Over Frames
Swapping Images

Project-Wide Tools

Batch Processing
Find and replace, Part 1
Find and replace, Part 2
Find and replace, Part 3
URL Manager
Project Log
Working with Dreamweaver

Importing Files

Copy and Paste Types
Drag and Drop Types
Import Types
RTF Files


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