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With Fireworks CS4, you can prototype a full web page layout and quickly convert it to CSS-based HTML for publishing online with the new CSS export feature. Independent research shows spectacular productivity gains.

Course Outline
With Fireworks CS4, you can prototype a full web page layout and quickly convert it to CSS-based HTML for publishing online with the new CSS export feature. Independent research shows spectacular productivity gains.

 If you are new to Adobe Fireworks, you will learn the fundamental concepts and features you will need in order to begin to master the program. If you have been using Adobe Fireworks for a while, you will learn advanced features, including tips and techniques for using the latest version of the application and for creating web and application prototypes.

Outline Lesson 1 – Getting to know the Workspace
  • Lesson overview
  • Getting started in Adobe Fireworks
  • Using the Tools panel
  • Using the Property inspector
  • Configuring panels and panel groups
  • Working with multiple documents
  • Undoing steps
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 2 – Working with Bitmap Images
  • Lesson overview
  • Resolution and file size
  • Cropping an image
  • Managing images on the canvas
  • Importing images
  • Distortion-free bitmap scaling
  • Adjusting tonal range
  • Using the Align panel
  • Adjusting brightness with the Dodge and Burn tools
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask Live Filter
  • Repairing areas with the Rubber Stamp tool
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 3 – Working with Selections
  • Lesson overview
  • About selecting objects and selection tools
  • Selecting and modifying with the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Converting a selection to a path
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 4 – Working with Vector Graphics
  • Lesson overview
  • About vectors
  • Basic vector drawing techniques
  • Changing the appearance of basic vector shapes
  • Scaling vector objects
  • Adding text to your design
  • Working with Auto Shapes
  • Understanding paths and the Pen tool
  • Editing paths
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Customizing fills and strokes
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 5 – The Layers Panel – Your Best Friend
  • Lesson overview
  • About layers
  • Identifying objects
  • Naming objects
  • Rearranging objects within a layer
  • Adding and naming layers
  • Moving objects from one layer to another
  • Creating sub layers and protecting layers
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 6 – Masking
  • Lesson overview
  • About masks
  • Designing the banner ad
  • Creating and editing masks
  • Final touches
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 7 – Working with Text
  • Lesson overview
  • Text basics
  • Anti-aliasing
  • Special text effects
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 8 – Optimizing for the Web
  • Lesson overview
  • Optimization basics
  • Optimizing a single image file
  • The Fireworks web tools
  • Creating and optimizing slices
  • Creating hotspots
  • Exporting composite designs
  • Review questions and answers
Lesson 9 – Using Symbols
  • Lesson overview
  • What are symbols?
  • Graphic symbols
  • Button symbols
  • Animation symbols
  • Review questions and answers
Lesson 10 – Prototyping Basics
  • Lesson overview
  • Exploring the Pages panel
  • Creating a page for a multipage mockup
  • Adding hotspots for interactivity
  • Creating a secure, interactive PDF
  • Review questions and answers
Lesson 11 – Advanced Prototyping
  • Lesson overview
  • Prototype orientation
  • Image rollover effects
  • Emulating a Spry data table
  • Working with behaviors
  • Completing the prototype
  • Review questions and answers

Prerequisites & Certificates

Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to observe the class lessons or do their best to keep up without slowing down the rest of the class.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation/reschedule policy requires notification at least 10 business days before the class start date for a full refund. Please note that you are responsible for notifying NTG of your inability to attend class or you will be invoiced for the full payment.

Should you need to cancel in less than 10 business days before the start of the class, you will be given a 100% credit towards a future class that must be taken within 6 months of the start of the original class. If you are not able to reschedule to a future class, you will be charged 50% of the upfront registration fee.

Classes are subject to cancellation by NTG up to two weeks prior to the class date. It is important to keep this in mind before you purchase a non-refundable airline ticket.

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I liked the pace and the "teach then try" style that was used. It was engaging, we weren't listening to long sets of info then trying to remember it and it made the day fly by. I also retained more as I was instantly engaged with trying the skills myself.
Reviewed by 2016
Todd McCall is a passionate, well-informed and thoughtful instructor. His course exceeded my training needs and his commitment to experiential learning is superb! I will definitely take another class if he is the instructor.
Reviewed by 2014
Andrew was a great instructor!
Reviewed by 2014
Good course, absolutely satisfied
Reviewed by 2013
This was a good course to learn the essentials of Captivate as a software program.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was great and followed the curriculum as per Adobe's book but Dreamweaver is a beast of a software with a high learning curve. I found that this course just scratched the surface and taught me the basics and that I would need more practice and learning to create a simple website with ease. This is not a criticism of the course really but I felt I would personally benefit from a slightly slower pace and an extra day. I didn't know that at the time as I seemed to follow the instructor's instructions well and it seemed to make sense in the classroom but once I got home I felt a little stuck!
Reviewed by 2011

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