Fireworks CS6 Workshop

with Tom Green
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Fireworks CS6 Workshop
Video duration: 0s 6h 51m Beginner


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
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- [Voiceover] 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 Macromedia days, I've watched the application evolve into the multiscreen 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 let's you create a theme, manipulate or add icons to a 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're 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 wireframing, then you are just going to love the beefed-up common library and templates that have been added to Fireworks.

There've 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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