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Macromedia Fireworks 8 Tutorial

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If you really want to get to grips with this powerful web graphics editor and start to create engaging, attractive and functional websites, then you might like to take a look at this beginners Macromedia Fireworks 8 tutorial. Using step by step video training movies, expert author Michael Thomas Green explains all the essential tools, features and techniques in an easy to follow manner, which will help you master Macromedia Fireworks in no time! You can sample this highly effective training method right now, click any of the blue linked lessons below to start learning
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Tutor: Michael Thomas Green
Duration: 9.5 hrs / 148 video lessons
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Introduction and Setting Up
About Fireworks 8 and This Course
New in Fireworks 8 - Lesson 1
New in Fireworks 8 - Lesson 2
The Fireworks Workspace
Setting Preferences

The Fireworks Interface
Using Panels
Using the Property Inspector
Keyboard Shortcuts

Creating Graphics: Foundations
Vector Graphics vs. Bitmap Graphics
Line / Pen / Rectangle and Ellipse
Auto Shapes - Lesson 1
Auto Shapes - Lesson 2
Auto Shape Properties Panel
Working with Bitmaps

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Working With Text
Creating Text - Lesson 1
Creating Text - Lesson 2
Getting Text from Outside Fireworks
Attaching Text to a Path
Reshaping Text on a Path
Transforming Text (or Any Object)
Inserting Special Characters
The Text Editor
Pasting an Image Inside Text

File and Edit Menus
File Menu - Lesson 1
File Menu - Lesson 2
Edit Menu: Undo and Redo
Edit Menu: Insert New Button
Add Swap Image to Button
Add Status Bar Message to Button
Add Pop-Up Menu to Button
Edit Menu: Symbols and Libraries
Built-In Symbols and Libraries
Intro to Hotspots and Slices
Insert Polygon Slice
Empty Bitmap
Insert Layers
Insert Frames/ Animation
Find and Replace
Copy / Clone / Copy as Vector

Other Menus
The View Menu - Lesson 1
The View Menu - Lesson 2
Select: Super / Sub / Similar / Feather
Select: Expand / Border / Smooth Marquee
Select: Marquee to Path and Vice Versa
Modify > Canvas > Image Size
Modify > Canvas > Canvas Size / Color
Modify > Canvas > Trim / Fit
Modify > Canvas > Rotations
Modify > Alter Path > Expand and Inset
Modify > Combine Paths > Join
The Text Menu
The Commands Menu
The Filters Menu
The Window Menu
The Help Menu

The Tools Panel (Toolbox)
Pointer and Subselect Tools
Marquee and Oval Marquee Tools
Lasso and Magic Wand Tools
Add / Subtract / Multiply Selection
Line Tool
Pen Tool
Redraw Path Tool
Vector Path Tool
Pencil: Auto Erase / Anti-alias
Pencil / Brush: Preserve Transparency
Scale / Skew and Distort Tools
Reshaping Paths with the Pen Tool
Freeform and Reshape Tools
Path Scrubber Tools
Paint Bucket and Eyedropper Tools
Rubber Stamp Tool
Replace Color Tool
Red Eye Removal Tool
Blur and Smudge
Dodge and Burn
The Image Editing Panel

Working with Color and Tone
Color Palettes
RGB and Hexadecimal Color Models
CMY / HSB and Grayscale Color Models
HSL Color Model
3D Effect w/ Gradient and HSL Luminance
Color Bit Depth and Transparency
Web Safe Windows and Mac Color Palettes
Custom Color Palette / GIF Adaptive
Levels and Curves: Auto and Eyedropper

Using Filters
Intro: Paths / Strokes / Fills and Filters
Adjust Color
Bevel and Emboss
Convert to Alpha
Find Edges
Shadow and Glow
Eye Candy
Alien Skin

Layers / Masks and Blend Modes
Layers - Lesson 1
Layers - Lesson 2
Vector Masks
Bitmap Masks
Alpha Masks
Blend Modes Intro
Blend Modes / Opacity and Filters
Blend Modes and Masks
Combining Blend Modes Using Color Fill

Fireworks Workflow
Creating New Documents
Opening / Importing and Pasting
Zooming and Scrolling
Grouping and Combining Objects
Arranging and Aligning Objects
The Align Panel

Creating Animation and Interactivity
Tweening and Using Frames - Lesson 1
Tweening and Using Frames - Lesson 2
Animation Symbols
Flash vs. Animated GIF Export - Lesson 1
Flash vs. Animated GIF Export - Lesson 2
Slices and Hotspots - Lesson 1: Hotspots
Slices and Hotspots - Lesson 2: Slices
HTML Setup
Slices with Rollover / Single Image - Lesson 1
Slices with Rollover / Single Image - Lesson 2
Slices / Nav Bar / No HTML Frameset - Lesson 1
Slices / Nav Bar / No HTML Frameset - Lesson 2
Slices / Nav Bar / HTML Frameset - Lesson 1
Slices / Nav Bar / HTML Frameset - Lesson 2

Optimizing and Exporting
Optimizing: Creating Slices
Optimizing GIFs
Optimizing JPEGs
Index Transparency / Matte
Multiple Index Colors
HTML Slices
CSS HTML Rollovers
Integrating with Dreamweaver
Flash Integration for Exported Files
Import PNGs to Flash: with Editablity
Import PNGs to Flash: Maintain Appearance

Automating and Extending Fireworks
Extension Manager: Enabling and Disabling
Extension Manager: Download from Exchange
Creating Commands with the History Panel
Editing Commands
Batch Processing

Wrapping Up

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