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Fireworks 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

Fireworks 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

by Sandee Cohen
     
 
Fireworks 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guideis fully updated and revised to cover the latest features of version 4, including new coverage of animation, scripting Fireworks and Dreamweaver, writing JavaScript commands, and exporting graphics to Macromedia Director. Fireworks' current features include an omnibus graphic tool set which combines

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Fireworks 4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guideis fully updated and revised to cover the latest features of version 4, including new coverage of animation, scripting Fireworks and Dreamweaver, writing JavaScript commands, and exporting graphics to Macromedia Director. Fireworks' current features include an omnibus graphic tool set which combines different types of tools into a single interface: vector drawing, "natural media" bitmap tools, text editing, special effects, color management, animation, and HTML linking. It also includes "Live Effects," which are drop shadows, embosses and glows that update automatically. A new chapter compares Fireworks with Adobe Photoshop as a Web graphics tool.

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Sandee Cohen's Visual QuickStart Guide for Fireworks 3 made it remarkably easy for web designers at all levels to leverage Fireworks' full power. Don't take our word for it: More than 50,000 designers bought the book, making it one of the most popular in Peachpit's enormously successful series.

Well, there's a new version of Fireworks, and a new version of this excellent book. Sandee Cohen adds extensive new coverage, starting with Fireworks' new interface (now compatible with Flash and Dreamweaver). In Fireworks 4, Macromedia's worked hard to make complex tasks like rollovers more accessible -- in fact, you can now create complex rollovers by drag-and-drop. Cohen's step-by-step instructions (and scads of screen shots) make these tasks even more accessible.

You'll find new coverage of scripting Fireworks, and of the nifty new Batch Processing Wizard, which makes it easier to process many files at once. Cohen covers "live animation," which makes it easier to work with multiple-frame animations; "live effects" such as drop shadows; exporting graphics to Director for use in Shockwave, and a whole lot more.

It's hard to see how anyone could make Fireworks much simpler than this. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201731330
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
02/20/2001
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guide Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Sandee Cohen is co-author, with Deke McClelland, of Real World Adobe Illustrator 9 and author of all three previous editions of the Fireworks Visual Quickstart Guide, as well as the Visual- Quickstart Guides for Macromedia FreeHand, Adobe InDesign, and Kai's Power Tools. The graphics curriculum coordinator for New School University Computer Instruction Center in New York City, she is also a frequent speaker at Seybold, Thunder Lizard, and Macworld Expo conferences. She is a contributor for Publish and Macworld magazines and CreativePro.com.

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