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QuickStart! - Adobe Fireworks CS4 Tutorial

Fireworks is a versatile image editing program, specifically designed for creating, editing, and optimizing web graphics and application interfaces. In this tutorial, author James Gonzalez provides an introduction to a handful of Fireworks most important features including a review of the new features in the CS4 version, working with text, creating bitmap and vector images, adding visual effect with Live Filters, creating interactive menus using button symbols, slices and behaviors, and a review of Fireworks’ powerful image optimizing tools. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

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Getting Started

What is Fireworks?

New Features in Fireworks CS4

New in Fireworks CS4 pt. 1
New in Fireworks CS4 pt. 2

The Fireworks Workspace

The Fireworks Workspace
A Tour of the Important Panels

Creating Graphics in Fireworks

Working with Vector Graphics pt. 1
Working with Vector Graphics pt. 2
Working with Bitmap Graphics

Working with Text

Working with Text

Using Live Filters

Filters Overview

Slices and Hotspots

Creating Slices & Hotspots

Button Symbols

Symbols & Creating Button Symbols


Behaviors Overview
Simple Rollover & Swap Image
Set Nav Bar Image & Popup Menu

Optimizing & Exporting

Optimizing Graphics
Publishing Files

Wrap Up

About the Author

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