Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks online course
Course Name

Adobe Fireworks

If you learn best by doing, and what you're intent on doing is create stunning Web graphics with Adobe Fireworks, this is the place to turn. Through project-based lessons, you'll cover the entire process of creating Web graphics with Fireworks from creating images to optimizing and exporting them. Simple step-by-step instructions, and a book with loads of screen shots will have you creating rollovers, pop-ups, and more in no time. Whether you're new to the world of Fireworks graphics or a veteran user eager to tap the power of the latest version, you'll find the instruction you need in this course.

Applicable Job Roles: web designers, graphic designers, and webmasters.

Week 1: Bitmap Editing
  • Learn the difference between bitmap and vector graphics
  • Learn about the Fireworks interface
  • Learn about floating and docked panel groups
  • Use the Property Inspector
  • Use the Crop tool
  • Use the Info panel
  • Select specific areas of an image
  • Use the Magic Wand tool
  • Use the Lasso and Polygon Lasso tools and the Marquee tools
  • Add and subtract selections in bitmap mode
  • Move, copy and save selections
  • Use the Red Eye Removal tool
  • Scale an image
  • Change image size
  • Use the Rubber Stamp and Smudge tool
  • Use the Eraser tool
Week 2: sing Vector Tools
  • Use guides for placing and aligning objects
  • Draw with the Ellipse and Polygon tools
  • Scale objects
  • Rotate an object
  • Use the History panel to replay actions
  • Mask an object using Paste Inside
  • Add Live Filters
  • Group objects
  • Import graphics
  • Trim the canvas
Week 3: Working with Layers and Text
  • Examine the Layers panel
  • Add and name your layers
  • Use the Property inspector for precise positioning and sizing of objects
  • Rename and lock a layer
  • Show and hide a layer
  • Use the Auto Shape Rounded Rectangle tool
  • Add a texture and a drop shadow
  • Change the stacking order of a layer
  • Use single-layer editing
  • Use the default fill and stroke colors
  • Align objects
  • Add and format text
  • Use the spell checker
  • Use the Text Editor
  • Use the Line and Subselection tools
  • Use the Paste Attributes command
  • Add arrowheads to a line
Week 4: Advanced Techniques
  • Combine simple shapes into complex objects
  • Use techniques for saving and duplicating your actions
  • Create a CD
  • Create a gradient
  • Change the opacity of an object
  • Add text to a path
  • Convert text to a path
  • Use the Intersect and Crop commands
  • Applying Transformations
Week 5: Creating Buttons, Slices and Hotspots
  • Use the Button Editor to create buttons
  • Add a new button from an existing button
  • Make changes to the button
  • Add links to buttons
  • Turn graphics into buttons
  • Add hotspots to an image to create an image map
  • Work with the Web Layer
  • Add slices to your page
  • Add frames to the document
  • Create disjointed rollovers
  • View your page in full-screen mode
Week 6: Optimizing and Exporting
  • Examine the various color palettes available in Fireworks
  • Use the Export wizard
  • Choose the right image format
  • Use the 4-up Preview Button
  • Set the target export file size
  • Use the Optimize panel
  • Previewing in the browser
  • Save export settings
  • Save as HTML
  • Use the Quick Export Button
Week 7: Creating GIF Animations, Masks, and Pop-up Menus
  • Create GIF animations
  • Use onion skinning
  • Change the playback settings for an animated GIF image
  • Use tweening to rotate an item
  • Create symbols and use the symbol library
  • Use an animation symbol
  • Create a base template for your pages
  • Use Group as Mask to isolate an image
  • Paint on a mask
  • Use text as a mask
  • Create a text slice
  • Add a pop-up menu
  • Edit the pop-up menu
Week 8: Integrating with Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Batch process several images
  • Export your pages for Dreamweaver
  • Create a local site in Dreamweaver
  • View your pages in Dreamweaver
  • Set Dreamweaver preferences
  • Add links in Dreamweaver
  • Edit a Fireworks page from Dreamweaver
  • Create a Dreamweaver template
  • Add text in Dreamweaver
  • Edit a Fireworks pop-up menu
It is important to understand well how computers and the Internet work. Students must know how (and be able) to upload files to the internet.
You must have a full version of Fireworks 8 or later. This includes All CS versions of Fireworks

Book Requirements:

Course Books
Course Price
  • Member Price: $120 US
  • Non-Member Price: $220.00 US
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Additional Information:
Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our "Terms and Refund Policy" before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software migh be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

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How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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