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Using Fireworks for Type Design

Macromedia Fireworks software is one of many ideal environments for creating type and graphic web elements. The various Effects settings enable you to create all kinds of special type effects for headlines that you can use on the Web. The editable text feature lets you set up one look and then change certain words that will take on the same appearance. This is great for creating navigation buttons!

Figure 2.88Figure 2.88 Fireworks offers a host of effects (similar to Photoshop's Layer Effect feature). The fonts shown above were all downloaded for free from the Web from Fontastic, Fonthead Designs, and Chank Diesel (http://www.fonthead.com).

Figure 2.89Figure 2.89 Once you set up a style you like in Fireworks, you can duplicate it and change the words. You can also copy and paste appearances, which is handy if you change your mind (or if your client changes his or hers!).

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