Tutorial: Fireworks

  1. Open Fireworks and click the Help menu to open it
  2. Click Fireworks LiveDocs
  3. Open "Getting Started with Fireworks"
  4. Work through all lessons under the heading "Fireworks Basics"
  5. Work through the "Tutorial: Creating a Page Banner"
  6. Experiment with Fireworks until you are comfortable with the tools
  7. Experiment to learn about the following menu commands:
    • Edit > Crop
    • Modify > Canvas
    • Modify > Transform
    • Modify > Arrange
    • Modify > Group
    • Filters > Adjust Color

When you complete these tutorials, you should have a solid understanding of the following concepts and skills:

  • Vector vs. Bitmapped Graphics
  • The Fireworks Workspace
  • Fireworks Tools and Tool Groups
  • Using the Property Inspector
  • Using Panels
  • Exporting Graphics for the Web
  • Exporting to Create Transparent GIF Images
  • Creating New Graphics Files
  • Importing Image Files
  • Organizing Objects with Layers
  • Changing the Order of Layers
  • Working with Fills, Strokes
  • Working with Gradients, Effects, and Textures
  • Working with Text and Fonts
  • Cropping and Resizing Images
  • Transforming Images and Objects
  • Arranging and Grouping Objects within an Image
  • Adjusting Color, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, and Saturation