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Adobe Fireworks Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview

This training course has been designed as an introduction to Adobe Fireworks. Adobe Fireworks is part of the Adobe Creative Suite. In this 2 day training we look at Animating Graphics, Working with Vectors, Text and Styles, Layers, Creating Buttons and Rollovers. Prerequisites: Users who wish to learn and produce effective Web Graphics.



Adobe Fireworks Interface

  • Setting preferences
  • Using the menu bar/panels
  • Working with image/object modes
  • Creating a new document
  • Importing images/graphics
  • Magnifying
  • Using the info palette


  • Using the selection tools
  • Selection options
  • Feathering
  • Editing images

Drawing and Editing

  • Working with the drawing tool
  • Creating shapes/lines
  • Working with the colour tools
  • Using the colour table
  • Using the colour mixer
  • Working with swatches


  • Using the modify bar
  • Rotating/scaling vectors
  • Grouping/splitting
  • Arrange and align
  • Merging vectors
  • Masking with vectors

Text and Styles

  • Inserting text
  • Using the text palette
  • Typography and formatting
  • Using styles and effects
  • Saving styles
  • Putting text on a path

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Changing layer order
  • Maintaining layers
  • Sharing layers

Animating Graphics

  • About animation
  • Using tweening
  • Working with symbols/instances
  • Animated symbols
  • Using the frames panel
  • Frame x frame animating
  • Frame timing

Working with Slices

  • Setting up links
  • Inserting slices
  • Naming and exporting slices

Buttons and Rollovers

  • About JavaScript and behaviours
  • Setting up a rollover
  • Simple rollovers


  • Using the optimization panel
  • Optimizing simple graphics/Quality images
  • GIF vs JPEG – when and why
  • GIF's and the colour palette
  • GIF colour options
  • JPEG's and quality settings