Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
- By Jim Babbage
- Published Oct 3, 2008 by Adobe Press. Part of the How-Tos series.
- Copyright 2009
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 224
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-56287-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56287-6
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-57349-8
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-57349-0
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Product Author Bios
Jim Babbage teaches imaging, Web design, and photography in Toronto at Centennial College's Centre for Communication, Media, and Design and at Humber College's Digital Imaging Training Centre. He is also a creative partner/co-owner of NewMedia Services, a communications company. Jim is a frequent contributor of articles on Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and other general topics to the Web site www.communitymx.com and is a popular speaker at Adobe MAX and other conferences.
Adobe Fireworks CS4 is back and better than ever. Completely revamped for inclusion in the Adobe Creative Suite, Fireworks is now positioned to be an integral part of Adobe's Web workflow. Designed for manipulating images destined for the Web and developing rapid Web prototypes, Fireworks lets Web designers go from scribbled concept to online framework. Fireworks CS4 has been given new life, so new in fact that a whole new generation of Web designers needs to become acquainted with it. Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques gives users quick access to the key features and fundamental techniques to help them come up to speed in Adobe Fireworks CS4. Each technique is presented in a self-contained unit of one or two pages so users can dive in and start working right away, unencumbered by lengthy descriptions or technical detail. Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques will be one of the first books available on this software.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Nice General Overview,
This review is from: Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Paperback)Adobe Fireworks is a pretty underrated app, and I just recently discovered it myself. Looking around online I found very little resources to tell me just what the heck this thing does. Even Adobe's website if missing the usual gloat about features.
I picked up this book to get a nice overview of what this program is capable of, and in that respect it delivers quite nicely. This is not a comprehensive guide, but, you should know that just by the title. The book is well written, and delivers just enough content where it counts.
I do wish that the chapter on 'Designing Interfaces' was a bit more in depth, but all in all I think the material is pretty well rounded, and definitely worth the $20 I spent.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good book but could be better supported,
This review is from: Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Paperback)The Fireworks CS4 How-Tos book has a lot of useful tips but it is very frustrating to find any support, errata, etc. for the book on the publisher's website (unlike the Friends Of Ed book series which has much better support). The URL given for animated gif in-depth tutorials at the Tweening Animation page doesn't work. After searching the site referred to at Community MX, I was unable to find any such articles.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a great book for begginers,
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This review is from: Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (Paperback)This book is great. I'm new to graphic design, but I've been learning Dreamweaver for the last year. I wanted to make logos for my websites using vector sets from ShutterStock.com, and Fireworks is perfect for that. This was one of the only books available, so I bought it. It was easy to follow and points out what is already fairly intuitive about FW. After several steps, I was cruising along and able to do exactly what I set out to do. And I did it in one afternoon. I've also taken some of Jim Babbage's classes on Lynda.com, and he's a great teacher. He has a good sense of humor and it's obvious he enjoys his work.
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Table of Contents
Chapter One: Getting Started
Chapter Two: Graphics Boot Camp
Chapter Three: Working with Bitmap Images
Chapter Four: Staying on the (Vector) Path
Chapter Five: Working with Multiple Images
Chapter Six: The Big Picture on Web Graphics
Chapter Seven: Working with Type
Chapter Eight: Exploring Creative Options
Chapter Nine: Working with Symbols
Chapter Ten: Animation in Fireworks
Chapter Eleven: Improving Production Workflow
Chapter Twelve: Designing Interfaces
Chapter Thirteen: Fitting Fireworks into the Design Workflow
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