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Roundtrip editing from Dreamweaver to Fireworks or Photoshop

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Video: Roundtrip editing from Dreamweaver to Fireworks or Photoshop

In the previous movie, we took a look at the very basic image editing tools that are available here in {italic}Dreamweaver,{plain} but again, there are most likely going to be a lot of times when you'll want a more powerful editor, like what's found in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} or {italic}Fireworks. {plain}I've already setup my Preferences so, that {italic}Photoshop{plain} is my default editor for most image types. Let's say I had this image selected, and I just wanted to make a couple changes to it. If I come down here, and click on the {italic}Photoshop{plain} icon, notice that it opens that image right up in {italic}Photoshop.{plain} There's landing.jpg. Let me just make this a little bit bigger. I'm just going to make a basic change to this image I'm going to go to Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and I'm going to just colorize this, and turn this into a different color.

Roundtrip editing from Dreamweaver to Fireworks or Photoshop

In the previous movie, we took a look at the very basic image editing tools that are available here in {italic}Dreamweaver,{plain} but again, there are most likely going to be a lot of times when you'll want a more powerful editor, like what's found in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} or {italic}Fireworks. {plain}I've already setup my Preferences so, that {italic}Photoshop{plain} is my default editor for most image types. Let's say I had this image selected, and I just wanted to make a couple changes to it. If I come down here, and click on the {italic}Photoshop{plain} icon, notice that it opens that image right up in {italic}Photoshop.{plain} There's landing.jpg. Let me just make this a little bit bigger. I'm just going to make a basic change to this image I'm going to go to Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and I'm going to just colorize this, and turn this into a different color.

I'm going to keep it that slightly reddish color there. Click on OK, and I'll close this. {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} will prompt me to save it. I'll save it, and I have the option here to re-optimize that image. I'll just leave the default settings here. I'll click on OK, and back here you can see that my image has now changed so, I didn't have to worry about saving my changed image in the proper location. {italic}Dreamweaver,{plain} and {italic}Fireworks{plain} were able to handle that for me. All I had to do was just choose to edit this in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} make my changes, save the file, and the changes are done.

I could've done any number of things to this image in {italic}Photoshop{plain} using all the tools available to me, and as long as I save the image before it closed, it's updated here in {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain} There is one problem working this way in {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain} This was kind of a low-resolution image to begin with, and I don't know how well you can tell in this movie, but this image is starting to look a little bit pixilated. Again, I could choose to come in here to my{italic} Dreamweaver{plain} Preferences, and setup {italic}Fireworks{plain} CS3 as my primary Editor for all three major types of images, like so. You can see that this is now turned into a {italic}Fireworks{plain} button.

Alternately, you can also right-click, or Ctrl + click on an image, and choose Edit With, and then you have your choice of editors from this menu here. So, even if {italic}Photoshop{plain} were my primary Editor, I can still choose to edit with {italic}Fireworks{plain} from here. In this case, since I already have the {italic}Fireworks{plain} button here, I'll choose to edit there. The advantage of editing an image in {italic}Fireworks,{plain} is that it tells me that I'm editing the file landing.jpg, and it's asking me "Do you want to use a Fireworks PNG as the source of 'landing.jpg', or do you want to edit this image directly?" When I edited this image in {italic}Photoshop, {plain}I was using the JPEG image, and JPEG is already a compressed format, and because I manipulated the image, and then I saved it again as a JPEG, I essentially compressed a compressed image. The more I do this, the more the image will start to look pixilated. I'm basically degrading the image with each save. What {italic}Fireworks{plain} has given me the opportunity to do is to use the original, non-compressed version of the image, which was saved as a PNG file. This will only work if you have the original image in PNG format, or even have the original image at all, but in this case, I do so, I'm going to choose Use a PNG.

Instead of editing the compressed, compressed version, I'm going to find the non-compressed version of this image that I originally created in {italic}Fireworks{plain} so, I'm going to look inside my root folder. I have a file in here called FW Files. Here's the original PNG version of the image. Click Open, and I'm just going to turn off Slices here so, we can actually see the image. I'm going to hide my guides, and here is the original uncompressed version of the image. This is the highest possible image integrity that I can work with, and I don't have to worry about further degrading an already compressed image. I'm working the original image here. Notice also hear that{italic} Fireworks{plain} knows I'm editing this image from {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain} Let me come in here, and I'll choose Filters, choose Adjust Color, and I'll go to Hue/Saturation just like I did in {italic}Photoshop.{plain} I'll choose to colorize that. Do the exact same thing I did in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} only you can already tell this image looks a lot better. I'll click on OK. I don't even have to save this file.

I just need to click done, and there it is.{italic} Fireworks{plain} actually then compresses the image back as a JPEG, you can see it's still a JPEG down here, and re-optimizes the image, and this looks much better than it did when I compressed the compressed image in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} and {italic}Fireworks{plain} knew to save this in the exact location, Inside images, and called it landing.jpg to replace that original image. That's the gist of round-trip editing. If you have an image on your web page you want to perform some work on, select the image to either edit it in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} or {italic}Fireworks, {plain}and if you're in {italic}Fireworks, {plain}just click Done, and it'll come right back into {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain} If you're in {italic}Photoshop,{plain} save the file, and then it'll show right back up in {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} as well so, that's round-trip editing from {italic}Dreamweaver.{plain}

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  1. 1m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
  2. 21m 0s
    1. HTML vs. XHTML
      3m 4s
    2. What is CSS?
      3m 48s
    3. What is XML?
      2m 11s
    4. What is DHTML?
      1m 9s
    5. What is JavaScript?
      1m 23s
    6. File naming conventions
      3m 22s
    7. What is an index page?
      6m 3s
  3. 46m 18s
    1. Setting up your workspace
      2m 39s
    2. The Welcome screen
      4m 11s
    3. Windows and Mac differences
      3m 18s
    4. The Insert bar
      4m 38s
    5. The Property Inspector
      1m 50s
    6. The Document toolbar
      6m 6s
    7. The Document window
      9m 11s
    8. Panels and panel groups
      6m 58s
    9. Saving workspace layouts
      2m 22s
    10. Defining a default browser
      5m 5s
  4. 24m 59s
    1. Defining a site
      9m 5s
    2. File and folder management
      3m 11s
    3. Understanding path structure
      3m 17s
    4. Adding content to a site
      6m 6s
    5. Creating a site map
      3m 20s
  5. 38m 39s
    1. Creating a new blank site
      6m 0s
    2. Creating and saving a new document
      7m 54s
    3. About DOCTYPE
      3m 59s
    4. Inserting images
      9m 26s
    5. Inserting text
      3m 35s
    6. Aligning text and images
      4m 9s
    7. Inserting meta tags
      3m 36s
  6. 45m 58s
    1. Link basics
      6m 4s
    2. Linking with Point to File
      5m 18s
    3. External links
      4m 15s
    4. Creating email links
      5m 49s
    5. Named anchors
      7m 37s
    6. Linking to a file
      7m 35s
    7. Image maps
      9m 20s
  7. 1h 8m
    1. About CSS
      4m 52s
    2. Anatomy of a style sheet
      4m 10s
    3. CSS and page properties
      10m 11s
    4. Moving an internal style sheet to an external style sheet
      6m 46s
    5. The CSS Styles panel
      3m 48s
    6. CSS selectors
      2m 37s
    7. Type selectors
      12m 13s
    8. ID selectors
      10m 21s
    9. Class selectors
      5m 42s
    10. Creating rollovers with pseudo-class selectors
      7m 22s
  8. 42m 54s
    1. CSS vs. the Font tag
      2m 42s
    2. Formatting text with the Property Inspector
      8m 41s
    3. What measurement should I use?
      3m 15s
    4. Managing white space with margins, padding, and line height
      8m 34s
    5. Using font lists
      5m 45s
    6. Aligning text
      2m 47s
    7. Creating lists
      5m 8s
    8. Creating Flash text
      6m 2s
  9. 43m 19s
    1. About tables
      1m 28s
    2. Tables in Code view
      2m 36s
    3. Creating and adding content to tables
      7m 40s
    4. Changing table borders with XHTML
      5m 46s
    5. Coloring tables with XHTML and CSS
      6m 41s
    6. Aligning table content
      6m 39s
    7. Sorting tables
      3m 6s
    8. Setting table widths
      4m 48s
    9. Creating rounded-corner tables
      4m 35s
  10. 28m 22s
    1. Dreamweaver's layout tools
      3m 8s
    2. Tracing images
      4m 58s
    3. Adding AP div tags
      7m 29s
    4. Working with Layout Tables
      6m 55s
    5. Adjusting table widths and nesting tables
      5m 52s
  11. 16m 19s
    1. What is a device?
      3m 14s
    2. Attaching a printer-friendly style sheet
      3m 5s
    3. Styling for print
      7m 41s
    4. Adobe Device Central
      2m 19s
  12. 29m 54s
    1. Rollover rules
      3m 31s
    2. Creating simple rollovers
      5m 36s
    3. Creating disjointed rollovers
      7m 12s
    4. Creating navigation bars with multiple states
      9m 21s
    5. Creating Flash buttons
      4m 14s
  13. 26m 32s
    1. Viewing the code
      6m 9s
    2. Editing in Code view
      3m 0s
    3. The Code toolbar
      5m 11s
    4. Working with Code Collapse
      4m 27s
    5. The Quick Tag Editor
      2m 20s
    6. Working with snippets
      5m 25s
  14. 32m 45s
    1. About forms
      3m 23s
    2. Adding text fields
      9m 52s
    3. Adding checkboxes and radio buttons
      5m 37s
    4. Adding lists and menus
      6m 5s
    5. Submitting form results
      3m 23s
    6. Styling form elements with CSS
      4m 25s
  15. 23m 17s
    1. Opening a new browser window
      9m 38s
    2. Creating a popup message
      2m 50s
    3. Validating text fields
      2m 42s
    4. Getting more behaviors
      7m 2s
    5. Removing extensions
      1m 5s
  16. 14m 58s
    1. External image editor preferences
      3m 18s
    2. Built-in image editing tools
      3m 11s
    3. Roundtrip editing from Dreamweaver to Fireworks or Photoshop
      4m 39s
    4. Copying and pasting
      3m 50s
  17. 34m 16s
    1. Templates in action
      5m 12s
    2. Creating a new template
      6m 36s
    3. Applying templates
      3m 36s
    4. Modifying a template
      1m 40s
    5. Adding repeating regions
      3m 28s
    6. Working with repeating regions
      3m 13s
    7. Adding optional regions
      3m 34s
    8. Creating a library item
      3m 48s
    9. Modifying a library item
      3m 9s
  18. 13m 2s
    1. Using the History panel
      4m 24s
    2. Saving History steps as commands
      3m 25s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      5m 13s
  19. 14m 44s
    1. W3C accessibility guidelines
      4m 6s
    2. Accessibility preferences
      1m 29s
    3. Inserting accessible images
      3m 2s
    4. Inserting accessible tables
      2m 53s
    5. Inserting accessible form objects
      3m 14s
  20. 26m 17s
    1. About media objects
      2m 6s
    2. Linking to audio and video files
      5m 56s
    3. Embedding audio and video files
      7m 7s
    4. Setting parameters
      4m 27s
    5. Inserting Flash content
      2m 37s
    6. Inserting Flash video
      4m 4s
  21. 28m 47s
    1. Getting site reports
      3m 35s
    2. Checking links sitewide
      3m 30s
    3. Signing up with Tripod
      6m 36s
    4. Entering remote info
      4m 13s
    5. Publishing your site
      5m 41s
    6. Updating and publishing pages
      5m 12s
  22. 44s
    1. Goodbye
      44s

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