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Fireworks CS4

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Course Description: 

During this excellent Fireworks CS4 course you’ll get to know Fireworks CS4, a fantastic graphic development programme, and will learn how to create vector graphics, layouts and interactive buttons for a website. This Fireworks CS4 course is taught by an expert who has years of experience, and heaps of insider tips and tricks to share with you! Learn about the interface, and unlock the flexible features that allow you to edit bitmap images, apply automated Commands, and optimize images for the Web. Plus, explore the more dynamic Web features, including creating slices, linking hotspots, animating states, and more. This course is just what you need to get up to speed quickly on everything Fireworks has to offer!

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Learn how to edit and touch-up photos
  • Find out how to create and manipulate vector graphics
  • Discover best practices for organizing and designing using layers
  • See how easy adding and formatting text can be
  • Learn how to create slices and hotspots for web optimization and interactivity

Meet the instructor:

Sean McKnight has been a multimedia teacher for nearly 12 years. Besides working as a software trainer, he also runs a video production company and is a filmmaker. His experience includes working as a web master in addition to doing work as a professional video production expert and 2D animator. During his experience working as a software trainer, he’s also worked as a contributing writer to a number of software books and has lectured at numerous conferences around the United States as well as at some of the country’s largest Fortune 500 companies.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Getting Started
  • Module 02: Working With Bitmaps
  • Module 03: Creating Vector Images
  • Module 04: Working With Text
  • Module 05: Working With Layers
  • Module 06: Advanced Methods & Features
  • Module 07: Creating Interactive Buttons
  • Module 08: Creating Slices & Hotspots
  • Module 09: Optimizing For Export
  • Module 10: Creating Gif Animations
  • Module 11: Fireworks Integration Workflow

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Fireworks CS4 certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This excellent Fireworks CS4 course will qualify you to be a Graphic Designer. As a Graphic Designer you can work on a freelance basis or as part of an organisation. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in the UK is £21,791, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Technical Editor

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 57
1. Creating a New Document & Modifying the Workspace
2. Exploring the Tools Panel
3. Exploring the Properties Panel & Preferences
4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
5. Zooming In & Out
6. Modifying Canvas Properties
7. Accessing Fireworks Help & Support
1. Importing & Cropping
2. Making Selections
3. Adjusting Color
4. Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
5. Using the Blur Tool & History Panel
6. Transforming & Positioning an Image
1. Using Rulers, Guides & Grids
2. Selecting Colors & Swatches
3. Drawing a Shape & Adding a Gradient
4. Using the Ellipse Tool
5. Using the Freeform & Subselection Tools to Distort Shapes
6. Using the Line Tool & Applying Patterns & Textures
7. Applying Filters & Working with Styles
1. Creating & Formatting Text
2. Using Placeholder Text & Importing Text
3. Using the Find and Replace & Check Spelling Commands
1. Introducing the Layers Panel
2. Adding & Deleting Layers & Sub Layers
3. Showing, Hiding & Locking Layers
4. Renaming, Organizing & Changing Stacking Order
5. Single Layer Editing & Flattening Layers
1. Combining Paths
2. Changing Opacity & Blend Modes
3. Creating & Applying Commands
4. Attaching Text to a Path
1. Using Rulers to Determine Button Size
2. Creating & Aligning a Button
3. Stylizing a Button
4. Setting Button States
5. Creating Multiple Buttons
6. Naming, Linking & Testing Buttons
1. Creating a Hotspot
2. Naming & Linking Hotspots
3. Inserting Slices Based on Selections
4. Using the Slice Tools, Testing & Previewing
1. Introducing the Optimize Panel
2. Choosing a File Format & Settings
3. Comparing JPEG Optimization Settings
4. Optimizing a GIF & Saving a Preset
5. Exporting Your File & Viewing It in Dreamweaver®
1. Intro to Animation & the States Panel
2. Using the Share Layer To States & Animate Selection Commands
3. Symbols, Adding a Still Text State & Onion Skinning
4. Frame-by-Frame Animation
5. Adjusting the Timing, Looping & Exporting
1. Using Library Items in Dreamweaver
2. Exporting a SWF & Editing It in Flash®
3. Editing Layers in Photoshop®
4. Editing Vector Graphics in Illustrator®
5. Credits
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