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INFIRCS4 - Adobe Fireworks CS4

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.

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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.

Detailed Class Syllabus

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