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Using Vector Tools in Fireworks MX

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In this lesson you will work with the vector tools to create a logo in Fireworks MX.
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In Lesson 1, you worked with bitmap images and manipulated pixels. In this lesson, you will work with the vector tools to create a logo for the Web site you are creating. Many objects can be created by drawing simple shapes and then combining them to create new shapes. You will learn methods to help you create a complex image from basic drawing tools. Because you are using vector tools, you will be able to easily move or change the shape of the objects you draw.

Figure 2-1Example of the logo you will draw in this lesson.

What You Will Learn

In this lesson, you will:

  • Use guides for placing and aligning objects

  • Draw with the Ellipse and Polygon tools

  • Add Live Effects

  • Scale objects

  • Rotate an object

  • Use the History panel to replay actions

  • Mask an object using Paste Inside

  • Group objects

  • Import graphics

  • Trim the canvas


This lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete.


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Completed Projects:

Lesson02\Completed\ sweet_creations_logo.png

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