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Macromedia Fireworks 8 Revealed

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ISBN-10: 1418843113

ISBN-13: 9781418843113

Edition: 2006 (Deluxe)

Authors: Barbara M. Waxer

List price: $131.95
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This new title offers step-by-step instructions and in-depth explanations of the features of Macromedia Fireworks 8. Students will easily master the software as they work through end-of-chapter learning projects and step-by-step tutorials. The full-color interior and user-friendly design create the ideal book for learning the latest features of this popular application.
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Book details

List price: $131.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 9.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

In addition to writing popular textbooks on Microsoft and Adobe, Barbara Waxer teaches Copyright and Digital Media at Santa Fe Community College. Her text INTERNET SURF AND TURF: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT, FAIR USE AND FINDING MEDIA won the 2006 Texty Award, presented by the Text and Academic Authors Association, as well as the New England Book Show Award in the College Category.

Getting Started with Macromedia Fireworks
Introduction: Understanding Fireworks
Understand the Fireworks Work Environment
Viewing the Fireworks Window
Tasks
Start Fireworks and open a Fireworks document
Open and adjust panels in the Fireworks window
Work with New and Existing Documents
Working with Files
Accessing Help
Tasks
Create and save a new document
Get Help and add a layer
Use Help to search for a term
Drag and drop an image
Work with Bitmap Images
Understanding the Layers Panel
Understanding Bitmap Images and Vector Objects
Tasks
Open a document and display the Layers panel
Edit a bitmap image and lock a layer
Create Shapes
Using Rulers, Guides, and the Grid
Sizing and Repositioning Objects
Using the Tools Panel
Understanding Auto Shapes
Applying Fills and Strokes
Tasks
Display the guides
Create a vector object
Apply a stroke to an object
Create and Modify Text
Using Text in a Document
Attaching Text to a Path
Tasks
Create text using the Text tool
Spell check text
Create a path, attach text to it, then exit Fireworks
Working with Objects
Introduction: Understanding Vector Objects
Work with Vector Tools
Understanding Vector Tools and Paths
Using the Pen Tool and the Subselection Tool
Tasks
Create an object using the Pen tool
Use the Pen tool and the Line tool to modify a path
Use the Subselection tool to modify an object
Modify Multiple Vector Objects
Aligning and Grouping Objects
Combining the Paths of Multiple Objects
Tasks
Create a vector shape to an exact size
Copy an object
Align objects and combine paths
Group objects
Modify Color
Understanding Fills and Gradients
Tasks
Apply a gradient to an object
Transform an object and its gradient
Apply Effects to Objects and Text
Understanding Filters
Using the Filters Menu
Filters and File Size
Understanding Transparency
Tasks
Apply filters to objects
Apply filters to text
Apply a Style to Text
Using Styles in Documents
Using Plug-ins
Using Adobe Photoshop Plug-ins and Features
Tasks
Apply a style to text
Create a custom style and align objects
Importing, Selecting, and Modifying Graphics
Introduction: Understanding Importing
Work with Imported Files
Considerations for Importing Files
Using Different File Formats
Tasks
Import a .gif file
Import a Fireworks .png file
Import a vector file as editable paths
Edit an imported vector object
Work with Bitmap Selection Tools
Understanding Pixel Selection Tools
Using the Marquee Tools
Using the Transformation Tools
Tasks
Select pixels using the Marquee tool
Select pixels using the Oval Marquee tool
Transform a selection
Learn About Selection Areas
Using the Lasso Tools
Using Select Menu Commands
Tasks
Select pixels using the Lasso tool
Create a selection using the Polygon Lasso tool and save it
Transform a selection
Transform a copied selection
Select Areas Based on Color
Using the Magic Wand Tool
Merging and Flattening Objects and Layers
Tasks
Select and copy pixels using the Magic Wand tool
Select and alter pixels
Merge and flatten objects and layers
Modifying Pixels and Manipulating Images
Introduction: Altering Pixels
Alter Pixels on a Bitmap
Understanding the Image-Retouching Tools
Using the Rubber Stamp Tool and the Eraser Tool
Using the Replace Color Tool
Using the Image Editing Panel
Tasks
Use the Burn tool to darken pixels
Use the Dodge tool to lighten pixels
Use the Rubber Stamp tool
Use the Eraser tool to remove pixels
Use the Blur tool
Use the Replace Color tool to replace pixels
Work with Masks
Understanding Masks
Working with Bitmap and Vector Masks
Deleting a Mask
Tasks
Create a bitmap mask
Create a vector mask using the Paste Inside command
Create a vector mask using the Paste as Mask command
Disable, enable, and apply a mask
Understand Color
Understanding RGB color and channels
Understanding CMYK color
Sample and Store Color
Using the Eyedropper Tool
Adding Sampled Colors to the Swatches Panel
Tasks
Sample a color using the Eyedropper tool
Add a swatch to the Swatches panel
Use the Creative Commands to Change Images
Using the Creative Commands
Tasks
Apply the Twist and Fade command
Apply the Add Picture Frame command
Use the Red Eye Removal tool
Understanding the Red Eye Removal tool
Task
Use the Red Eye Removal tool
Apply a Blend Mode
Understanding Blend Modes
Task
Apply blend modes
Working with Interactivity
Introduction: Understanding Web Functionality
Create Slices and Hotspots
Understanding Interactivity
Understanding Slices and Hotspots
Understanding the Web Layer on the Layers Panel
Customizing Slice Overlay and Guide Colors
Tasks
Create a slice from an object
Use the Slice tool to create a slice
Edit a slice
Create a hotspot with the Circle Hotspot tool
Use the Polygon Hotspot tool
Create Links
Assigning a URL to a Slice or a Hotspot
Accessing URLs
Understanding Preview Options
Tasks
Assign a relative and absolute links to slices
Preview links in Fireworks and in a browser
Assign an e-mail link to a slice
Create Rollovers
Understanding Rollovers
Working with Behaviors
Using the Frames Panel
Tasks
Add a swap image behavior to a slice
Create and duplicate a frame
Add a disjoint rollover to a slice
Preview and test rollovers
Create Buttons
Understanding Symbols and Instances
Understanding Buttons and Button States
Using the Library Panel
Tasks
Create a button symbol
Add a rollover state to a button
Duplicate button instances
Customize and preview instances
Creating Animation
Introduction
Planning
Understanding Animation on the Web
Prepare and Plan Animation
Planning-Keyboard-Action!
Understanding Storyboards
Create Basic Animation
Understanding Animation in Fireworks
Sharing Layers Across Frames
Previewing Animation
Tasks
Create and modify instances
Create an animation symbol
Modify an animation
Preview an animation
Create Frame Animation
Understanding Frame-by-Frame Animation
Managing Animation with the Frames Panel
Understanding Frame Delay
Tasks
Create frame-by-frame animation
Adjust frame delay
Use onion skinning
Add Tweening to Animation
Understanding Tweening
Modifying Canvas Size
Tasks
Add tweening to an animation
Enhance animation
Trim and crop the canvas
Optimize, Save, and Export Files
Learning about Optimizing, Saving, and Exporting
Choosing the Number of Times a Movie Will Play
Understanding the Basics of Optimization
Understanding Transparency
Understanding Exporting
Selecting Specific Areas to Export
Tasks
Set options on the Optimize panel and preview the animation in a browser
Change the color depth
Change the transparency of an animated GIF
Export an optimized file
Creating Sophisticated Web Page Navigation
Introduction
Pop-up Menus and Navigation Bars
Integrating HTML
Create a Pop-up Menu
Understanding Pop-up Menus
Exporting Pop-up Menus
Tasks
Create a pop-up menu
Add a pop-up submenu
Set menu appearance, table construction, and position
Preview the pop-up menu
Edit the pop-up menu
Optimize and export the document
Create a Navigation Bar
Understanding Navigation Bars
Building Efficient Navigation Bars
Tasks
Create a generic button symbol with an Up state
Create other states for the button symbol
Create instances of the generic button symbol
Optimize and export the document and nav bar
Preview the document and nav bar
Integrate Fireworks HTML into an HTML Editor
Understanding Web Page Structure and Basic HTML Code
Using Exported Fireworks HTML
Building a Content Page Around a Fireworks HTML Page
Inserting a Fireworks HTML Table into an Existing HTML Page
Enhancing Productivity
Introduction: Making Your Job Easier
Tailor and Customize Work
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
Using the History Panel
Maximizing Available Resources
Tasks
Create a duplicate keyboard shortcut set and custom shortcut
Undo a step in the History panel
Replay steps in the History panel
Save steps as a command
Make Global Changes
Using the Find Panel
Using Batch Process
Tasks
Find and replace text
Run a batch process
View the results of batch processing
Integrate Fireworks with Other Applications
Working with Files for Use in Other Applications
Using Quick Export
Using the File Manager
Launching Fireworks from Dreamweaver
Saving Time with Dreamweaver Libraries
Inserting a Library Item
Exporting a Library Item
Understand Intellectual Property Issues
Understanding Intellectual Property
Privacy as It Impacts Advertising and Marketing
Data Files List
Glossary
Index