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If Fireworks 4 can do it, you can do it too ... From vector drawing to bitmap editing to animations, Fireworks 4 puts all the Web graphics tools you need into a single cohesive package. Packed with time-saving tips and real-world examples - including 16 pages of color illustrations - this comprehensive guide shows you how to make the most of Fireworks, whether you're looking for an in-depth tutorial on program fundamentals or savvy advice on the latest layers tools or the new Photoshop integration features. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Fireworks 4
* Master the basics, from object creation to full-blown photo manipulation
* Enhance your images with sophisticated fills, filters, xtras, layers, and Live Effects
* Automate repetitive tasks with batch processing
* Get up to speed fast on GIF animation and create state-of-the-art banner ads
* Speed up production with new round-trip workflow features, including total Photoshop integration
Bonus CD-ROM includes:
* Demos of Eye Candy 4000 and Xenofex 1
* Samples of eHandsOn Training for Fireworks and Dreamweaver
* Trial versions of Fireworks 4, Dreamweaver 4, Freehand 9, and Flash 5
* Fireworks commands, templates, textures, gradients, strokes, and images
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From vector drawing to bit map editing to animations, Fireworks 4 from Macromedia puts all the Web graphics tools you need into a single, cohesive package. Packed with timesaving tips and real-world examples, Fireworks 4 Bible shows you how to make the most of Fireworks to create professional looking Web graphics and designs.
About the Author
About the Authors Joseph Lowery has been writing about computers since 1981. Besides writing for such magazines as Wired and the Seybold Report on Internet Publishing, he has written several books, including Fireworks 3 Bible, Dreamweaver 4 Bible, Buying Online For Dummies, and the upcoming Dreamweaver UltraDev Bible (Hungry Minds, Inc.). He has garnered the attention and respect of many at Macromedia and has been featured as a presenter for Macromedia User Conferences, and as a speaker for Macromedia Web World. Joe also teaches at Seybold Conferences. His latest forum is teaching Dreamweaver courses on eHandsOn, an online training center offered by eHandsOn Corp. for Web site design and production using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks. A professional Web developer, Joe lives in New York City with his wife, Debra Wanner, and his daughter, Margot. Simon White is a writer, artist, and musician who started creating Web sites in 1995. He has served as lead designer for Web production companies in New York and San Francisco, and has contributed to a number of books on Web design and graphics. Long a specialist in multimedia for the Web, he is currently working in the emerging Internet music industry. Simon lives in San Francisco - near the beach - with his wife, Kelly, and a couple of Macs. You can reach him at simonwhite.com.
Table of Contents
PART I: Seeing the Fireworks.
Chapter 1: Welcome to Fireworks.
Chapter 2: Understanding the Interface.
Chapter 3: Customizing Your Environment.
Chapter 4: Setting Up Documents.
PART II: Mastering the Tools.
Chapter 5: Creating Vector Objects.
Chapter 6: Working with Bitmaps.
Chapter 7: Managing Color.
Chapter 8: Choosing Strokes.
Chapter 9: Structuring Paths.
Chapter 10: Composing with Text.
PART III: Achieving Effects.
Chapter 11: Using Fills and Textures.
Chapter 12: Creating Live Effects and Xtras.
Chapter 13: Arranging and Compositing Objects.
PART IV: Coordinating Workflow.
Chapter 14: Capturing and Importing.
Chapter 15: Exporting and Optimizing.
Chapter 16: Working with Fireworks Styles.
Chapter 17: Using Symbols and Libraries.
Chapter 18: Updating and Maintaining Web Graphics.
Chapter 19: Automating Workflow with Commands and the History Panel.
PART V: Entering the Web.
Chapter 20: Mastering Image Maps and Slices.
Chapter 21: Activating Fireworks with Behaviors.
Chapter 22: Integrating with Dreamweaver.
PART VI: Animating with Fireworks.
Chapter 23: Applying Animation Techniques.
Chapter 24: Animating Banner Ads.
PART VII: Programming with Fireworks.
Chapter 25: Customizing Fireworks.
Chapter 26: Enjoying the Fireworks API.
Appendix A: A Web Primer.
Appendix B: Keyboard Shortcuts.
Appendix C: What's On the CD-ROM.
Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.