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    Please refer to our detailed course outlines below.

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    Following the acquisition of its former arch-rival Macromedia, Adobe Inc. has assumed a place of unrivalled dominance in the fields of multimedia, graphic and print production. In many of these domains, Adobe products are the technology-defining industry standards. These include:

    • Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks and Illustrator to create and manipulate documents and images;
    • ColdFusion and Content Server for database management and server requirements;
    • Flash and Flex and for more interactive, dynamic sites and rich internet applications;
    • FrameMaker for authoring documents and creating efficient, reusable templates;
    • Acrobat, for creation of Portable Document Format (PDF), the industry standard for portable content;
    • Dreamweaver and Adobe Contribute for Web design;
    • Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for Video editing and visual effects.
    • RoboHelp for providing context-sensitive Help internal to the application;
    • and finally Adobe Captivate for the creation of eLearning software.

    Extensive product descriptions, video demonstrations, and trial downloads are available for each application at the Adobe website.

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Fireworks CS4 Training: Drawing and Composites

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Course duration

  • 2 Days

Course Outline

In this Adobe Fireworks training class, students receive a comprehensive introduction to using Fireworks CS4 to design and create graphics.

  • Learn to create and edit bitmaps with Fireworks
  • Learn to use Fireworks' vector tools
  • Learn to work with multiple images in Fireworks
  • Learn to add text to graphics in Fireworks
  • Learn to optimize graphics in Fireworks
  • Experience with basic software programs such as Microsoft Word
  1. Getting to Know the Workspace
    1. Getting started in Adobe Fireworks
    2. Using the Tools panel
    3. Using the Property inspector
    4. Configuring panels and panel groups
    5. Working with multiple documents
    6. Undoing steps
  2. Working with Bitmap Images
    1. Resolution and file size
    2. Cropping an image
    3. Managing images on the canvas
    4. Importing images
    5. Distortion-free bitmap scaling
    6. Adjusting tonal range
    7. Using the Align panel
    8. Adjusting brightness with the Dodge and Burn tools
    9. Applying the Unsharp Mask Live Filter
    10. Repairing areas with the Rubber Stamp tool
  3. Working with Selections
    1. About selecting objects and selection tools
    2. Selecting and modifying with the Magic Wand tool
    3. Selecting with the lasso tools
    4. Converting a selection to a path
  4. Working with Vector Graphics
    1. About vectors
    2. Basic vector drawing techniques
    3. Changing the appearance of basic vector shapes
    4. Scaling vector objects
    5. Adding text to your design
    6. Working with Auto Shapes
    7. Understanding paths and the Pen tool
    8. Editing paths
    9. Creating custom shapes
    10. Customizing fills and strokes
  5. The Layers Panel�Your Best Friend
    1. About layers
    2. Identifying objects
    3. Naming objects
    4. Rearranging objects within a layer
    5. Adding and naming layers
    6. Moving objects from one layer to another
    7. Creating sub layers
    8. Protecting layers
  6. Masking
    1. About masks
    2. Designing the banner ad
    3. Creating and editing masks
    4. Final touches
  7. Working with Text
    1. Text basics
    2. Anti-aliasing
    3. Special text effects

Adobe Fireworks CS4 Classroom in a Book

InterSource Geneva, a premier Information Technology training firm, offers over 400 different courses on server, database and programming technologies, as well as end-user classes for the most popular office, graphics and design applications. We serve clients in Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Basel, Zurich) and throughout Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden, England, Netherlands, Spain, etc.).


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