Foundation Fireworks CS4 by Grant Hinkson, Craig Erskine, Matt Heerema, Chuck Mallott,

By Grant Hinkson, Craig Erskine, Matt Heerema, Chuck Mallott, Matthew Keefe, Hugh Griffith

Welcome to starting place Fireworks CS4! This e-book is designed to satisfy the wishes of
both amateur and specialist, with lots of basics and complex subject matters as well.
If you’re new to Fireworks, welcome aboard! It’s going to be a enjoyable trip. If you’re a
seasoned person, you’re guaranteed to locate lots of new tips and introductions to new features.
Adobe Fireworks CS4 builds at the stable starting place of many past releases
and promises a versatile, strong layout software for net and person interface layout.

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The Magic Wand tool really shows off the power of the Live marquee feature. Try it yourself by selecting an area of your target bitmap with the Magic Wand tool. With Live marquee checked, increase and decrease the Tolerance value and observe how the size of the selection changes. ­Figure 3‑8 shows the difference between low and high Tolerance settings on the same coffee cup image we showed previously in the chapter. 36 WORKING WITH BITMAPS ­Figure 3‑8. Magic Wand tool Tolerance settings In order to create the final selection shown previously in ­Figure 3‑4, we started with the Magic Wand tool, adjusting the tolerance so that the selection did not bleed into the clear glass area (this was a pretty low Tolerance setting).

Integration within the Creative Suite You will find most of the applications within the Creative Suite offer some level of integration. Some examples of integration would be the ability to load PSDs directly into Dreamweaver or the ability to create a Fireworks PNG (the default Fireworks file format) and load that directly into a Flash application. Copying text objects from Illustrator or Photoshop and pasting them into Fireworks with all the attributes editable is another integration example among Adobe CS4 applications.

Photoshop File Open Options dialog in Fireworks CS4 The advantage of using Fireworks filters is that all the filters are individually listed, thus allowing their movement in the hierarchical order in which they are applied. The multiple Photoshop live effects when applied are shown as a single effect in the Property inspector, restricting the individual effects’ hierarchical movement. If the PSD file to be imported/opened has a color profile attached to it, Fireworks will ignore it. This may result in color shifts for certain files.

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