Online Class: Adobe Fireworks 101

This course will teach you how to successfully use Adobe Fireworks, no matter if you have ever used the program before or not.


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Course Description

Adobe Fireworks is a program that is part of the Adobe Creative Suite family of products.  Formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks, the program is a bitmap and vector graphics editor that is typically used to create interactive graphics and website prototypes, as well as interfaces for apps and games.  

This course will teach you how to successfully use Adobe Fireworks, no matter if you have ever used the program before or not.  Both the beginner and seasoned user can benefit from this course, starting with the basics of the program including navigation and continuing on to more advanced features. 

You will learn how to:

·    Navigate Fireworks

·    Create new documents and import existing ones

·    Import pages and images

·    Work with layers, pages, and documents

·    Edit bitmap images

·    Create and edit vector images

·    Using bitmap and vector masks

·    Add styles and apply effects

·    Use slices and hotspots to create animation and interactivity

·    Use and create symbols

·    Create an interactive prototype

·    And more

You do not need to have access to Fireworks to take or complete this course. However, it is recommended.  Please note that a 30 day free trial of  the current version of Fireworks is available on the Adobe website for those who want to follow along and practice what they learn.
We have broken this course down into multiple lessons to make it easier for students to study and practice the program. Each lesson details different features of Fireworks and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use them. At the end of each lesson, you will find a lesson exercise and lesson assignment. 
Additionally, each lesson has an HD video that reviews all lesson materials. Because this course utilizes well written directions, comprehensive screenshots that you can print out and view offline, and interactive HD Videos--along with lesson assignments, exercises and quizzes--this is by far the best course available on Adobe Fireworks! So join us today.
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Adobe Fireworks CS6

Adobe Fireworks is a program that is part of the Adobe Creative Suite family of products formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks. Additional lesson topics: The Power of Adobe Fireworks: What Can You Achieve With It?; Adobe Fireworks CS6 Step by Step Training; Website design: Starting with Adobe Fireworks CS6 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: The Fireworks Workflow

In this lesson, we are going to focus on the very basic skills you need to work with pages, layers, and states. Additional lesson topics: Fireworks workflow tutorial 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Working with Bitmap Images

A bitmap, or a raster image, is made up of pixels. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to work with bitmap images in Fireworks. Additional lesson topics: Working with Bitmap and Vector Images in Adobe Fireworks CS5 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: The Bitmap Selection Tools

When you use the selection tools located in the Bitmap area of the Tools panel, you can select a certain area of an image, then edit only that area without making changes to the entire image. Additional lesson topics: Editing Bitmaps; How to Create Images with Bitmap Tools in Adobe Fireworks CS6 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Working with Vector Shapes

By definition, a vector is a path between two points on the screen. Additional lesson topics: Working with Vector Shapes to Create Icons in Adobe Fireworks using the Unify, Punch feature 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Creating and Editing Masks

In Fireworks, a mask is used to either hide or show part of an object. Additional lesson topics: Masking in Fireworks; Fireworks CS5: Editing a bitmap mask 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Using and Creating Styles

You can save the filters and options that you apply to one object. This collection of changes that you made then becomes what is called a style. Additional lesson topics: Fireworks/ Styles; How to Make An Effective Style Guide With Adobe Fireworks 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: All about Symbols

Fireworks CS6 offers you a myriad of prebuilt symbols that you can use. However, it’s also simple enough to create your own. Additional lesson topics: Fireworks/ Symbols; Fireworks / Animation symbols 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Optimizing Your Files

Optimizing your files is the process of making sure your files are of the best quality while keeping the file size as small as possible. Additional lesson topics: Fireworks / Optimize graphics files 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Adding Interactivity to Objects

Fireworks gives you the tools to easily add hyperlinks to sections of your page, create animated GIF’s, as well as add rollover and hover effects to objects. Additional lesson topics: Fireworks / Interactive slices; Fireworks /Creating and editing slices 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Tying It All Together

This lesson is where we take everything you’ve learned in this course and tie it all together as you learn to create a prototype. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Making Things Easier

There are a few more things to go over to make working with Fireworks just a little bit easier for you. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Assessment: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Final Project

Final Project 109 Total Points
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete Assignment: Project
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Adobe Fireworks is what why it is useful.
  • Demonstrate the Fireworks workflow.
  • Demonstrate working with bitmap images.
  • Demonstrate working with vector shapes.
  • Demonstrate creating and editing masks.
  • Demonstrate using and creating styles.
  • Demonstrate using symbols.
  • Demonstrate optimizing your files.
  • Demonstrate adding interactivity to objects.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.