Adobe Fireworks is a powerful web design and prototyping tool that provides robust features to create, edit, and optimize your artwork for delivery in a wide variety of file formats. This Design Learning Guide for Fireworks covers everything you need to know to import, scale, align, edit, slice, and export high-quality graphic files.
Read how the new integration features allow you to work seamlessly with the other tools in Adobe Creative Suite, facilitating a smooth workflow with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash. Learn how Live Filters make it easy to add graphic effects to vector and bitmap objects. Find out how to design web layouts faster than ever before using specialized tools, such as 9-slice scaling, tooltips, and Smart Guides. Use the updated Path panel's vector manipulation tools to combine, alter, extrude, and blend paths.
Note: This learning guide introduces core concepts of Fireworks, and provides you with tools for developing your skills. Always consult Fireworks Help first when learning to use new features in Fireworks.
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Bring in bitmap images from other programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Precisely and accurately control the placement of objects in a Fireworks document.
Resize vector content intelligently while maintaining its proportions with 9-slice scaling.
Organize your assets, change the stacking order, and set the visibility, opacity, and blending modes with the Layers panel.
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About the authors
Tommi West is a freelance web designer and creative director at tommiland.com. Prior to starting her own business in 2004, Tommi worked at Macromedia for six years as a technical editor and web producer.