Course Objective: You will use Adobe Fireworks CS4 to create vector graphics, edit bitmap graphics, optimize images, create and assign rollover effects, and create multiple pages for the web.
This course is intended for students looking to learn and use the features and functions of Adobe Fireworks CS4.
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders and launching programs. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and more. Students should be familiar with web terminologies.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
get acquainted with Adobe Fireworks CS4.
- create shapes in a document.
- create vector paths.
- work with bitmap graphics.
- work with text in a Fireworks document.
- enhance objects in a drawing.
- work with pages in a document.
- create hotspots for images and link them to web pages.
- create web elements.
- finalize a document.
- organize creative assets with Adobe Bridge.
Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe® Fireworks® CS4
Topic 1A: Explore the Adobe Fireworks CS4 Interface
Topic 1B: Customize the Interface
Topic 1C: Use Fireworks Help
Topic 1D: Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Topic 1E: Explore the Adobe® Bridge® Workspace
Lesson 2: Creating Shapes in a Document
Topic 2A: Create a Document
Topic 2B: Draw Basic Shapes
Topic 2C: Save a Document
Lesson 3: Creating Vector Paths
Topic 3A: Draw Paths
Topic 3B: Modify Paths
Lesson 4: Working with Bitmap Graphics
Topic 4A: Create Bitmap Graphics
Topic 4B: Edit Bitmap Graphics
Lesson 5: Working with Text
Topic 5A: Insert Text
Topic 5B: Flow Text on a Path
Topic 5C: Convert Text to Paths
Topic 5D: Import Text
Topic 5E: Insert Special Characters
Lesson 6: Enhancing Objects
Topic 6A: Align Objects
Topic 6B: Format Graphics
Topic 6C: Modify Vector Graphics
Topic 6D: Format Text with Styles
Topic 6E: Apply Live Filters to Objects
Lesson 7: Working with Pages
Topic 7A: Generate Pages
Topic 7B: Create Layers
Lesson 8: Working with Hotspots
Topic 8A: Create Hotspots
Topic 8B: Add Links to Hotspots
Lesson 9: Creating Web Elements
Topic 9A: Create Symbols
Topic 9B: Create States
Topic 9C: Slice an Object
Topic 9D: Apply Rollover Effects
Lesson 10: Finalizing Documents
Topic 10A: Spell-Check a Document
Topic 10B: Optimize Images
Topic 10C: Export a Document
Lesson 11: Organizing Assets with Adobe Bridge
Topic 11A: Customize the Adobe Bridge Workspace
Topic 11B: Append Metadata to Assets