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Course Description: 

During this excellent Fireworks CS5 course you’ll get to know Fireworks CS5, and will quickly learn how to create vector shapes and design a logo. This Fireworks CS5 course is taught by an expert who has years of experience, and heaps of insider tips and tricks to share with you! Learn to work with text, bitmaps and layers, before moving on to creating interactive buttons using slices, hotspots and rollovers. Plus, wire framing, RIA, AIR and mobile prototyping and how Fireworks allows you to design in multiple pages, and even export standards compliant CSS. 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?

  • FXG Export
  • New Design Templates
  • Property Inspector Workflow enhancements
  • Text Improvements
  • Layers, Pages and States Panel Improvements

Meet the instructor:

Dee Sadler loves being a girl geek and a designer who codes. She is an artist, photographer, web designer and loves reading books on web standards. Community, is her middle name because she’s an Adobe User Group Manager, Adobe Community Professional on the Creative Suite, Adobe Freelance Professional, and a Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. Dee is dedicated to bridging the gap between designers and developers.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Getting Started With Fireworks Cs5
  • Module 02: Creating Vector Shapes
  • Module 03: Working With Text
  • Module 04: Working With Bitmaps
  • Module 05: Working With Layers
  • Module 06: Slices, Hotspots & Rollovers
  • Module 07: Creating Interactive
  • Module 08: Working With Pages
  • Module 09: Wireframing
  • Module 10: Creative Suite® Integration
  • Module 11: Exploring Paths & Blend Modes
  • Module 12: Exporting

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 CS5 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 CS5 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 : 52
1: Getting Started With Fireworks Cs5
1. Creating a New Document & Modifying the Workspace
2. Exploring the Tools Panel
3. Exploring the Properties Inspector & Preferences
4. Using Rulers, Guides & Grids
5. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
6. Accessing Fireworks Help & Support
2: Creating Vector Shapes
1. Using the Freeform & Subselection Tools
2. Using Auto Shapes
3. Selecting Colors & Swatches
4. Applying Textures & Patterns
5. Applying Filters & Working with Styles
3: Working With Text
1. Creating & Formatting Text
2. Importing Text & Using Placeholder Text
3. Using the Check Spelling & Find and Replace Commands
4: Working With Bitmaps
1. Importing, Scaling & Cropping
2. Making & Editing Selections
3. Adjusting Color
4. Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
5. Creating a Vector Mask & an Auto Vector Mask
5: Working With Layers
1. Exploring the Layers Panel
2. Creating Layers & Sublayers
3. Renaming, Organizing & Changing Stacking Order
6: Slices, Hotspots & Rollovers
1. Creating & Naming Slices
2. Linking Slices
3. Optimizing Images
4. Making Hotspots
5. Creating Rollovers & Disjointed Rollovers
7: Creating Interactive Buttons
1. Designing a Button & Rollover States
2. Setting Button States Using the States Panel
3. Creating Symbols
4. Animating GIFs
8: Working With Pages
1. Using the Pages Panel & Pages
2. Using Design Templates
3. Sharing Layers between Templates
4. Adding Master Pages
9: Wireframing
1. Introduction to Wireframes
2. Creating Your Own Styles & Symbols
3. Working with Common Library Items
4. Prototyping for AIR™ Applications
5. Prototyping for Flex® Applications
10: Creative Suite® Integration
1. Photoshop® Integration
2. Illustrator® Integration
3. Flash® Integration
4. Dreamweaver® Integration
5. Flash Catalyst™ Integration
11: Exploring Paths & Blend Modes
1. Using the Path Panel
2. Applying Blend Modes in the Properties Inspector
3. Painting on a Layer Using a Blend Mode
12: Exporting
1. Exploring the Export Panel
2. Setting Up a File for CSS Export
3. Using Device Central for Mobile Development
4. Credits
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