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Fireworks CS6 Workshop
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Fireworks CS6 Workshop

with Tom Green

Video: Welcome

(music playing) . (music playing) Well hello there, I'm Tom Green, Professor of Interactive Multimedia, Adobe Community Professional, Adobe Education Leader, and self confessed Fireworks enthusiast. Having been an avid Fireworks user and community member since the macro media days, I've watched the application evolve into the multi screen graphics creation tool. It has become with this version. That explains why I'm just so thrilled to teach this course. Are you a web designer? Then you are just going to love the new CSS Properties panel.
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  1. 2m 2s
    1. Welcome
      2m 2s
  2. 2m 34s
    1. Getting to know Fireworks CS6
      1m 50s
    2. About the project files
      44s
  3. 51m 55s
    1. Creating a new document
      7m 35s
    2. Touring the interface
      7m 45s
    3. Using the document tabs
      4m 47s
    4. Guides, grids, and rulers
      5m 18s
    5. The Fireworks panels
      3m 32s
    6. Pages
      4m 1s
    7. Layers
      5m 56s
    8. States
      3m 12s
    9. Properties
      4m 10s
    10. Preferences
      5m 39s
  4. 50m 59s
    1. Drawing shapes
      7m 42s
    2. Creating gradients
      4m 1s
    3. Using auto shapes
      4m 55s
    4. Working with color
      7m 4s
    5. Using textures and patterns
      4m 12s
    6. Creating compound shapes
      4m 48s
    7. Applying filters
      4m 17s
    8. Creating an alternate interface for the FWUser site: Part one
      6m 24s
    9. Creating an alternate interface for the FWUser site: Part two
      7m 36s
  5. 51m 4s
    1. Importing
      7m 55s
    2. Scaling
      6m 5s
    3. 9-slice scaling
      6m 47s
    4. Cropping
      4m 58s
    5. Making selections
      7m 41s
    6. Drawing tools
      6m 18s
    7. The Rubber Stamp tool
      5m 30s
    8. Project: Creating a banner image
      5m 50s
  6. 21m 45s
    1. Removing image artifacts
      4m 26s
    2. Levels and curves
      4m 53s
    3. Removing a color cast
      3m 0s
    4. Using Unsharp Mask
      4m 21s
    5. Project: Correcting a Hawaiian shirt
      5m 5s
  7. 30m 59s
    1. Creating a vector mask
      7m 57s
    2. Using the Auto Vector Mask feature
      2m 48s
    3. Creating a bitmap mask
      5m 5s
    4. Creating a text mask
      3m 38s
    5. Other masking techniques
      3m 16s
    6. Project: Building a banner ad
      8m 15s
  8. 38m 2s
    1. Text properties
      10m 35s
    2. Using text
      3m 6s
    3. Putting text on a path
      4m 49s
    4. Flowing text
      2m 45s
    5. Special characters
      3m 1s
    6. Text effects
      6m 3s
    7. Project: Creating neon text
      7m 43s
  9. 38m 11s
    1. What is a symbol?
      7m 12s
    2. Creating a graphic symbol
      3m 53s
    3. Creating a button symbol
      6m 24s
    4. Creating an animation symbol
      5m 23s
    5. Working with components
      5m 30s
    6. Symbols and the Common Library
      3m 26s
    7. Project: Building a homepage
      6m 23s
  10. 25m 26s
    1. What is wireframing?
      3m 44s
    2. Using Fireworks grids
      6m 4s
    3. Creating wireframe symbols
      6m 12s
    4. Adding a Fireworks extension
      4m 18s
    5. Project: Wireframing a prototype
      5m 8s
  11. 57m 18s
    1. Preparing for Edge
      5m 59s
    2. Using sprite sheets
      7m 0s
    3. Batch processing in Fireworks
      4m 28s
    4. Optimizing images in Fireworks
      8m 29s
    5. Using the CSS Properties panel
      5m 57s
    6. Introduction to the jQuery extension
      9m 35s
    7. Creating a custom jQuery theme
      9m 57s
    8. Applying a custom jQuery theme
      5m 53s
  12. 41m 1s
    1. Creating hotspots
      4m 3s
    2. Slicing
      9m 50s
    3. Creating shared layers
      2m 52s
    4. Export options
      5m 26s
    5. Importing Photoshop documents
      3m 58s
    6. Importing Illustrator documents
      4m 1s
    7. The Fireworks Export Wizard
      5m 47s
    8. Fireworks and Adobe Bridge
      5m 4s

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Fireworks CS6 Workshop
6h 51m Beginner Aug 02, 2012

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Fireworks CS6 is the latest iteration of Adobe's powerful web graphics and rapid interactive prototyping tool, and in this course Adobe Community Professional Tom Green gives you an overview of the Fireworks interface, the formats it can output, and its various imaging tools. Along the way, discover how Fireworks integrates with Adobe Edge, Dreamweaver CS6, and other tools in the Adobe Master Collection. Using a project-based approach to the techniques presented, this course helps define where Fireworks fits into the workflow for digital media projects ranging from simple web page prototyping to interface design for rich Internet applications.

Topics include:
  • The Fireworks interface
  • Vector drawing
  • Working with bitmaps
  • Image retouching and color correction
  • Masking in Fireworks
  • Working with text
  • Creating symbols
  • Wireframing
  • Creating for Edge and mobile
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator documents
Subjects:
Design Web Web Graphics Web Design Wireframing video2brain
Software:
Fireworks
Author:
Tom Green

Welcome

(music playing) . (music playing) Well hello there, I'm Tom Green, Professor of Interactive Multimedia, Adobe Community Professional, Adobe Education Leader, and self confessed Fireworks enthusiast. Having been an avid Fireworks user and community member since the macro media days, I've watched the application evolve into the multi screen graphics creation tool. It has become with this version. That explains why I'm just so thrilled to teach this course. Are you a web designer? Then you are just going to love the new CSS Properties panel.

Select an object in Fireworks and copy and paste the CSS properties, including rounded corners and effects for that object, directly into a web editor. Looking to develop mobile applications? The jQuery mobile theme feature of Fireworks CS6 lets you create a theme, manipulate or add icons to the theme, and Fireworks creates all of the code necessary to quickly apply that theme in an HTML editor. If you're new to Fireworks, this course will teach you the ins and outs of the program.

And if you are already a Fireworks user, you'll learn what's new and what's changed in CS6, such as color spaces, and the chromatic color picker, which is a dream to use. The RGBA color space makes its debut so you can apply opacity independently to both the stroke and the fill of an object. If you're interested in rapid prototyping and wire framing, then you are just going to love the beefed up common library and templates that have been added to Fireworks.

There have been improvements to the layers panel and the properties panel. And you'll see that the properties panel will make you more efficient, and the emerging workflow between Fireworks CS6 and Adobe's new HTML5 web animation tool. Edge is simply exquisite, so roll up your sleeves and prepare to get covered in pixels up to your elbows as you discover the thrill of mastering fireworks CS6.

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