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Fireworks CS6 Essential Training

with Ray Villalobos

Video: Welcome

Shows how to create custom web graphics and web site mockups with Fireworks CS6.
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  1. 1m 19s
    1. What is Fireworks?
      1m 19s
  2. 2m 50s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 27s
  3. 13m 15s
    1. Learning Fireworks menus and shortcuts
      1m 24s
    2. Getting around your document and the Application bar
      4m 6s
    3. Working with panels
      2m 14s
    4. Using the Tools panel
      2m 34s
    5. Working with the Properties panel
      2m 57s
  4. 21m 30s
    1. Opening documents and setting up the workspace
      3m 28s
    2. Organizing documents
      3m 6s
    3. Importing graphics
      4m 23s
    4. Saving and exporting files
      4m 18s
    5. Optimizing and previewing graphics
      6m 15s
  5. 58m 15s
    1. Setting up rulers, guides, and grids
      7m 16s
    2. Drawing lines and shapes
      7m 30s
    3. Selecting and grouping objects
      5m 25s
    4. Applying fills
      9m 40s
    5. Styling strokes
      4m 59s
    6. Applying opacity, blending modes, and Live Filters
      6m 23s
    7. Using styles
      5m 20s
    8. Styling with patterns and textures
      1m 47s
    9. Drawing vector shapes
      7m 29s
    10. Working with freeform tools and reshaping vector objects
      2m 26s
  6. 1h 10m
    1. Working with bitmaps
      10m 55s
    2. Working with text
      9m 38s
    3. Aligning and distributing elements
      7m 9s
    4. Transforming objects
      3m 22s
    5. Moving, cloning, and duplicating
      6m 5s
    6. Reshaping with the Path panel
      12m 15s
    7. Masking objects
      9m 10s
    8. Animating objects with states
      6m 34s
    9. Using the 9-Slice Scaling tool
      5m 26s
  7. 27m 46s
    1. Working with layers
      9m 30s
    2. Working with pages
      9m 39s
    3. Working with Web Layers
      8m 37s
  8. 29m 39s
    1. Creating graphic symbols
      5m 41s
    2. Creating 9-slice scaling symbols
      4m 0s
    3. Creating button symbols
      7m 6s
    4. Creating animation symbols
      7m 45s
    5. Using the Common Library
      5m 7s
  9. 27m 39s
    1. Creating component symbols
      5m 31s
    2. Working with the Commands menu
      3m 24s
    3. Adding extensions
      7m 23s
    4. Creating commands with the History panel
      4m 20s
    5. Using batch commands
      7m 1s
  10. 24m 18s
    1. Understanding sprites
      4m 31s
    2. Creating symbols for sprites
      11m 12s
    3. Exporting sprite CSS
      8m 35s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Using CSS tools in the Object panel
      7m 18s
    2. Working with the CSS Properties panel
      6m 27s
  12. 30m 4s
    1. What is jQuery Mobile?
      8m 46s
    2. Creating a jQuery Mobile template in Fireworks
      12m 31s
    3. Working with a jQuery Mobile template
      8m 47s
  13. 1m 33s
    1. Next steps
      1m 33s

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Fireworks CS6 Essential Training
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Join Ray Villalobos in this course, Fireworks CS6 Essential Training, as he shows how to create custom web graphics and web site mockups with Adobe Fireworks CS6. The initial chapters explain the basics: how to get around in the interface and create and organize documents. The course proceeds to cover all the essential drawing features in Fireworks, from drawing simple lines and shapes to applying fills, strokes, and opacity values to objects. The course also covers how to move, scale, and otherwise transform text and images as well as create symbols, use sprites, and integrate CSS and jQuery Mobile.

Topics include:
  • Working with the menus, panels, and object properties
  • Saving and exporting files
  • Optimizing graphics
  • Applying opacity, blending modes, and live filters to drawing objects
  • Drawing vector shapes
  • Masking objects
  • Animating with states
  • Using the 9-slice scaling tool
  • Creating symbols and symbols for sprites
  • Using batch commands
  • Creating jQuery Mobile templates


Hey there! This is Ray Villalobos, and welcome to Fireworks CS6 Essential Training. Fireworks is one of my favorite programs, and I'm really passionate about the way it works. I love how you can come in from Photoshop or Illustrator and understand the program immediately, because a lot of the tools that you use in the wheels chair in Photoshop are exactly the same in Fireworks. I'll start by showing you how to set up the Fireworks interface and organize your workspace with grids and templates. You can organize web sites in Fireworks in a number of different ways, with layers, multi-size pages, and different types of symbols so you can reuse elements and build interactivity in your mock-ups.

You can even preview your pages and export a wireframe in PDF or as a clickable web site so your clients can quickly approve or mark-up your prototypes, and you can get the coding quicker. The CSS Properties panel makes it easier than ever to create cross-platform compatible code for CSS features like gradients, drop shadows, and rounded edges. Finally, I'll talk about JQueryMobile Integration, which makes Fireworks the best place to create themes for jQuery Mobile projects. Fireworks is the type of program that has a passionate group of followers.

Once you try it, you'll probably wonder why everyone's not using it and what took you so long. So without further ado, it's my pleasure to present to you, Fireworks CS6 Essential Training.

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