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Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004: Training from the Sourceby Patti Schulze
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If you learn best by doing, and what you’re intent on doing is create stunning Web graphics with Macromedia Fireworks 8, this is the place to turn. The best-selling tutorial book on Fireworks has been completely updated to get you hands-on fast with all of the program’s most important features, including its newest: additional blend modes, support for special characters and AutoShape properties, workflow improvements, and more. Through project-based lessons that equal 16 to 20 hours of instruction, you’ll cover the entire process of creating Web graphics with Fireworks 8—from creating images to optimizing and exporting them. Simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and a CD with media files and a trial version of the program will have you creating rollovers, pop-ups, and more in no time. Whether you’re new to the world of Fireworks graphics or a veteran user eager to tap the power of the latest version, you’ll find the trusted, Macromedia-certified instruction you need in these pages.
Book News Annotation:
This book/CD-ROM tutorial, illustrated with b&w screenshots, introduces readers to the major features of Fireworks MX 2004. The tutorial's 11 lessons begin with bitmap tools to edit an image and then take readers through the steps of creating a logo for a fictitious company and designing Web pages. The last lesson covers the integration of Fireworks and Dreamweaver. The CD-ROM contains a trial version of Fireworks, plus files for projects and completed examples. Author information is not given.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Faster, more efficient, and with a raft of new features that encourage creativity and collaboration, Fireworks MX 2004 represents an essential upgrade to Macromedias popular Web graphics program: If you dont already know Fireworks, now would be a good time to learn it, and if you do already know it, now would be a good time to relearn itin the form of this latest (and greatest) upgrade! Either way, this Macromedia-authorized guide has the answers. Through 11 hands-on, project-based lessons and 16 to 20 hours of instruction, youll tackle everything from editing bitmaps and creating interactive buttons to optimizing and exporting pages as HTML files. On the companion CD, youll find a demo version of Fireworks MX 2004 as well as all the media files you need to complete the books sophisticated, professional-level projects. Youll even find completed files that you can use to compare with your own results. Its time to start creating your own fireworks with Fireworks MX 2004!
About the Author
Patti Schulze is the founder and president of Digital Training + Designs (www.digitrain.com), a Macromedia, Apple, Quark, and Adobe Authorized Training Center in Dallas, Texas. Patti has created many Web sites: from recommending the hardware, installing the software, and developing databases and e-commerce functionality, to designing the graphics and coding the HTML. She is the author of Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 Studio: Training from the Source, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4: Training from the Source, Macromedia Fireworks MX: Training from the Source, and Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004: Training from the Source, also from Macromedia Press.
Table of Contents
1. Bitmap Editing.
2. Using Vector Tools.
3. Working with Layers.
4. Adding Text.
5. Advanced Techniques.
6. Creating Buttons.
7. Creating Slices and Hotspots.
8. Optimizing and Exporting.
9. Creating gif Animations.
10. Masking and Pop-Up Menus.
11. Integrating with Dreamweaver MX.
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