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Wildlife Project 9: Creating a banner graphic in Fireworks MX

This tutorial shows you how to create a Macromedia Fireworks MX banner graphic that includes text, an image, and a mask. This tutorial is the ninth in a series of Macromedia Studio MX tutorials that teach you how to plan, design, create, and deploy a fully-functional website. To see all of the tutorials in the series, visit the Macromedia Studio MX page on the Macromedia Dreamweaver Support Center. A complete list of tutorials is also available at the Macromedia Designer and Developer Center.

This tutorial series uses a fictional organization, The Wildlife Project, to demonstrate website asset development. If you haven't already done so, be sure to read the Project overview section in the first tutorial, Planning your Macromedia Studio MX website, and view the completed sample site.

Download the Windows source file (4K)
Download the Macintosh source file (8K)

When the file decompresses, a file named tree_photo.gif is created on your system.

If you have trouble downloading or decompressing the files, see TechNote 13686.

Create a new Fireworks MX document
Insert the tree image
Add a mask to the image
Add text to the banner graphic
Optimize the banner graphic
Export the banner graphic

Article Information
Author: Jon Michael Varese

Jon Michael Varese is a technical writer for Instructional Media Design at Macromedia.

Last Updated: 28 January 2003

Keywords: export, Fireworks, graphic, image, insert, mask, optimize, text, tutorial, Wildlife Project

Doc ID: 9948