Fireworks CS4

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Overview Total Training for Adobe Fireworks CS4 introduces you to Adobe’s web graphic development program, Fireworks. After watching this training, …


Total Training for Adobe Fireworks CS4 introduces you to Adobe’s web graphic development program, Fireworks. After watching this training, you’ll know how to create vector graphics, layouts and interactive buttons for a website. In this Fireworks CS4 series, you’ll also learn about the interface, and unlock the flexible features that allow you to edit bitmap images, apply automated Commands, and optimize images for the Web. In addition, you’ll explore the more dynamic Web features, including creating slices, linking hotspots, animating states, and more. This series is just what you need to get up to speed quickly on everything Fireworks has to offer!

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Aspiring graphic designers
  • Bloggers
  • Students
  • Photographers
  • Designers
  • Aspiring web designers
  • Aspiring web developers
  • IT professionals

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 01: Getting Started
  • Module 02: Working with Bitmaps
  • Module 03: Creating Vector Images
  • Module 04: Working with Text
  • Module 05: Working with Layers
  • Module 06: Advanced Methods & Features
  • Module 07: Creating Interactive Buttons
  • Module 08: Creating Slices & Hotspots
  • Module 09: Optimizing for Export
  • Module 10: Creating GIF Animations
  • Module 11: Fireworks Integration Workflow

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Fireworks CS4.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Fireworks is the most popularly used web graphic development program used by many professionals in the industry. Learn many new aspects after completing this course such as how to develop vector graphics, layouts and interactive buttons for a website. This useful course will help you to understand the different web features which are useful to you and you will learn to use tools to enhance these according to your requirement. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Graphic designers - £21,956 per annum
  • Front End Web designer - £24,303 per annum
  • Front End Web Developer - £29,536 per annum

Sean McKnight has been a multimedia teacher for nearly 12 years. Beside working as a software trainer, he also runs a video production company and is a filmmaker. His experience includes working as a web master in addition to doing work as a professional video production expert and 2D animator. During his experience working as a software trainer, he’s also worked as a contributing writer to a number of software books and has lectured at numerous conferences around the United States as well as at some of the country’s largest Fortune 500 companies.


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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Fireworks CS4 FREE 00:00:00
1. Creating a New Document & Modifying the Workspace
2. Exploring the Tools Panel
3. Exploring the Properties Panel & Preferences
4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
5. Zooming In & Out
6. Modifying Canvas Properties
7. Accessing Fireworks Help & Support
1. Importing & Cropping
2. Making Selections
3. Adjusting Color
4. Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
5. Using the Blur Tool & History Panel
6. Transforming & Positioning an Image
1. Using Rulers, Guides & Grids
2. Selecting Colors & Swatches
3. Drawing a Shape & Adding a Gradient
4. Using the Ellipse Tool
5. Using the Freeform & Subselection Tools to Distort Shapes
6. Using the Line Tool & Applying Patterns & Textures
7. Applying Filters & Working with Styles
1. Creating & Formatting Text
2. Using Placeholder Text & Importing Text
3. Using the Find and Replace & Check Spelling Commands
1. Introducing the Layers Panel
2. Adding & Deleting Layers & Sub Layers
3. Showing, Hiding & Locking Layers
4. Renaming, Organizing & Changing Stacking Order
5. Single Layer Editing & Flattening Layers
1. Combining Paths
2. Changing Opacity & Blend Modes
3. Creating & Applying Commands
4. Attaching Text to a Path
1. Using Rulers to Determine Button Size
2. Creating & Aligning a Button
3. Stylizing a Button
4. Setting Button States
5. Creating Multiple Buttons
6. Naming, Linking & Testing Buttons
1. Creating a Hotspot
2. Naming & Linking Hotspots
3. Inserting Slices Based on Selections
4. Using the Slice Tools, Testing & Previewing
1. Introducing the Optimize Panel
2. Choosing a File Format & Settings
3. Comparing JPEG Optimization Settings
4. Optimizing a GIF & Saving a Preset
5. Exporting Your File & Viewing It in Dreamweaver®
1. Intro to Animation & the States Panel
2. Using the Share Layer To States & Animate Selection Commands
3. Symbols, Adding a Still Text State & Onion Skinning
4. Creating a Frame-by-Frame Animation & Onion Skin Part 2
5. Adjusting the Timing, Looping & Exporting
1. Using Library Items in Dreamweaver
2. Exporting a SWF & Editing It in Flash®
3. Editing Layers in Photoshop®
4. Editing Vector Graphics in Illustrator®
5. Credits

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