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Macromedia Fireworks Introduction

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Introduction

Macromedia Fireworks is a leading professional graphic design package. Users can create all sorts of images for use in marketing material, presentations and web-pages. 

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the trainees will be able to create graphics with both vector and bitmap images, apply special effects, build buttons, add rollovers, create an animated GIF, optimise images and create pop-up menus. 

Designed for

People wishing to incorporate easy-to-use functionality in their web pages. They should be familiar with the Windows operating system and have in-depth knowledge of web development. 

Duration

1 day 

Topics

  • Bitmap Editing
  • Bitmap versus Vector Graphics
  • Fireworks Panels
  • Setting Up a Document
  • Editing Bitmap Objects
  • Using the Drawing Tools
  • Viewing the Gamma Setting
  • Selecting,Grouping,and Stacking
  • Making Selections in Vector Mode
  • Grouping Objects
  • Using the Layers
  • Using Vector tools
  • Using the Mouse Highlight
  • Applying & Editing Strokes
  • Importing Images
  • Setting Vector File Options
  • Applying Text, Fills and Live Effects
  • Adding Live Effects
  • Working with Masks
  • Applying Transformations
  • Applying Fills
  • Using Web Dither
  • Using Patterns & Textures
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Combining Shapes
  • Working with Text & Paths
  • Applying Colours and Styles
  • Selecting & Mixing Colours
  • Saving Selected Colours
  • Creating & Using Styles
  • Creating Animated GIF Images
  • Using Onion Skinning
  • Controlling Playback
  • Applying Tweening
  • Animation Symbols
  • Using the Library
  • Creating Buttons
  • Using the Button Editor
  • Web Layers
  • Live Effects for Rollover Buttons
  • Using the Link Wizard
  • Using Image Maps and Rollovers
  • Creating Image Maps
  • Slicing an Image
  • Creating Disjointed Rollovers
  • Adding a Pop-up Menu
  • Production Techniques
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using the Project Log
  • Integration with Dreamweaver
  • Updating HTML
  • Inserting Buttons into DW
  • Working with CSS Layers
  • Working with DW Library Items
  • Exporting and Optimising
  • Exporting Your Images
  • Exporting as GIF & JPEG
  • Previewing
  • Creating Transparency
  • Using a Matte Colour

Follow-up

Individual consultancy and tuition as required. 

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Pricing Guide:

  • 1

    £495 per head

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    £130 per head

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    £70 per head

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