Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and Vector Graphics Editor which in mainly used by Web Designers and Application Designers to create and design Web Interfaces and Application interface for Prototyping and Demonstration purposes. Adobe Fireworks integrates with Adobe Dream Waver and Adobe Flash and has Adobe Photoshop integration tools. Its available as an independent software as part of Adobe CS6 and also comes bundled with the Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription service.Though Adobe has officially stopped adding features to its already rich web design editor it has a large world following and close to 44% web designers around the world Adobe Fireworks for Web and App prototyping purpose.
Fireworks was initially developed and launched by Macromedia as Macromedia Fireworks and was packaged with Macromedia Dreamweaver a leading WYSIWHG Web Editor. In 2005 Macromedia was taken over by its rival company Adobe and the products were re branded as Adobe Dreamweaver and Adove Fireworks post the takeover in 2005.
Software Architecture and System Requirements:
Adobe Fireworks supports both the Single Document Interface Mode and Multiple Document Interface Mode and looks similar to most of the Adobe Creative Suit Applications and specially resembles Photoshop in its interface design.
The main features of Adobe Fireworks are:
Like Photoshop It has a Layers Panel Hierarchy and all the layers can be accessed through it. The Layers can be of greater size than the images but the output image is defined as per the boundary set by the main image.
Designers can create elements called Symbols and designate them as such across the documents. When such a designated Symbol is edited or worked on the changes reflect on all the Symbols across the pages.
Adobe Fireworks with the help of 9-Slice Scaling makes sure that rectangles that have rounded edges get exported as such without any distortion.
Smart Rulers and Guides:
Another rich feature of Adobe Fireworks is Smart Guides. It is a set of Graphical Rulers and Scale and Measuring Tools that designers can place on various images they are working on as Guidelines. The rulers though are automatically generated by Adobe Fireworks and are not created by the designers themselves.
Main purpose of Adobe Fireworks is to create web friendly Image based projects. So it has been designed in such a way that it produces better compression on images than that of by Photoshop or any other similar programme.
Adobe CC and CS Integration:
As its released part of the the Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Fireworks can read Adobe Photoshop (.psd) and Adobe Illustrator (.ai) file formats. Encapsulated PostScript format files (.eps) can also be incorporated inside Adobe Fireworks projects.
States which was earlier known as Frame and is used for Animation purpose. With the help of States one can create Browsing Patterns with Up and Down Arrows and Buttons.
Fireworks Export Features:
The various file formats to which Adobe Fireworks can export to are: PNG, JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, TIFF, SWF, BMP, WBMP and PDF. It also exports to SVG and FXG 2.0 with help of freely available Extensions pack for Fireworks.
Though Adobe has officially stopped adding features to this feature rich web designing software in view of its other competing products, Fireworks till date is one of the most widely used Web Designing and Prototyping software available in the market today.
In this course you will get a comprehensive training on Adobe Fireworks from a leading Industry expert on the subject. The course consists of two hour high quality lectures which has been subdivided into two major sections and eighteen sub modules and the course has been delivered in nine high quality lectures. The course has been classified as per the following Sections and Topics.
Section 1: Introduction to Adobe Fireworks
In this section yon will learn about how to get started with Adobe Fireworks. After you have been taught about the software interface and menu options and layout you will be taught how to make Web Buttons. You will also learn to use Ruler Options and learn how to Edit Fonts.
Section 2: WebSite Layout
In this elaborate chapter you will get to learn about the Front Page Layout Final and how to do Web Site Planning with Adobe Fireworks. You will learn what are Button actions and also know about Illustrator and Photoshop tools in fireworks. After that you will get a detailed insight into Firework Preferences. How to work with Fireworks in a Mac environment will be taught here. You will also get to learn how to do Button Rollovers with Adobe Fireworks. You will be given a comprehensive training on various Fireworks Image Tools. You will learn how to do Texture Filling over objects and how to Paint objects. You will gain familiarity with the Fireworks Symbol library and learn to do Animation with Fireworks. Finally you will learn how to export the files for Web Publishing and for Demo Purposes.
What are the requirements/pre-requisites?
You need to have basic knowledge of Computers to undertake this course. Having idea of Graphics and HTML and Web Designing can be considered a Plus Point for undertaking this course.
Target Audience for this training
The course on Adobe Fireworks is meant for Web Designers who want to develop beautiful layouts for their websites and applications. The software is also popular as a vector graphics tool and used for creation of Posters and Comics also. This software is also used for Prototyping various design elements for Web Pages and Applications and Software Graphical User Interfaces. So any designer and developer who wants to create pleasing websites for them this software is a must to learn.
FAQs – General Questions
I am very new to Adobe Fireworks. Will it be difficult to learn Adobe Fireworks?
The Adobe Fireworks course has been designed in such a way that complete novices to Adobe Fireworks can learn and pick up this course. So if you have basic idea of Web Page designing and Image Editing you are well suited to start learning this.
What career can I build after learning Adobe Fireworks?
Adobe Fireworks happens to be a very popular software when it comes to designing User Interfaces of Websites and Applications more as a Demo or Prototype that than the final product courtesy its easy of designing and feature rich capabilities. Over 40% Web Design companies use Fireworks as design layout prototyping tool before all the complex coding begins. Designers also use Fireworks to create rich Vector Graphic images as commercial works. So learning this software will not only increase your industry recognition but will also expose you to a feature rich programme which will help you to create feature rich designs.
Where can the concepts I learned in this training be applied?
The concepts you will learn in this tutorial can be very well used in your professional career as many a companies use Fireworks. If by any chance the company you work does not have Adobe Fireworks and have some other software…you will be able to quickly adapt to the same as your basics are clear regarding an interactive web designing software
What is Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription Service?
There are four types of subscription service that Adobe offers to its subscribers:
Photography: This package is beneficial for people working in the industry of Photography and Graphics and gives access to tools related to that domain inclusive of Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.
Single App Access: People who sign up for this access gets all the features that comes bundled with a Creative Cloud Account like online storage and gets full access to one application of choice from the range of Creative Cloud Applications.
CC Complete Package: In this robust subscription service you get access to all the software under Creative Cloud and you can install the software in up to two Computers.
Creative Cloud for Teams: This Subscription Service has all the features of Creative Cloud added with Team Collaboration support and is specially targeted to Small and Medium Sized businesses.
Career Benefits of this training
Adobe Fireworks happens to be the Number Uno choice for many a Web Designing Companies till date. Its feature rich interface which incorporates Vector Designing, Wire Frame Designing, Web Publishing and a host of other features makes it a super rich programme to learn and work on when it comes in the field of design oriented websites who pay lots of attention to how a website looks and feel to users. One of the most common questions asked during interviews for a UI/UX designers is whether that person knows Adobe Fireworks or not. Learning Adobe Fireworks will not only result in career benefits but also will open a gateway to a creative dimension of higher level than that you can achieve with any other software like Photoshop which is more a an image editor than Website Designer.
As you know in Germany we are very design and architecture focused. So when I got trained as a web designer I tried to focus more on the designing aspects of Web designing than the coding aspects of web designing. My sole focus has been to create user friendly and enjoyable websites and interfaces. While I was starting off few years back I was searching for a good software to help me with Web designing and Web prototyping work and someone suggested I should try out Adobe Fireworks. So I downloaded the demo and started using it and was having problems. Started searching for a course and found this site. Then on it was a nice and comfortable journey using Fireworks as the site really helped in learning this wonderful designing software.
Ah Fireworks! The holy grain of web designing which has got a cult status. But I was not always so excited about Fireworks and its usage till i got to learn how to use the software from the online tutorial in this site. After that I have depended heavily on Fireworks to add fire to my works! In short it was a good decision to download Fireworks and then train myself with the video here and then start working with it. If I would not have done that I would have been at a loss.
In Russia we have a saying, “You have to learn to walk before you can run.” How true is that when it comes to becoming a professional UI/UX Designer. First you have to learn the software well and only then you can become a master craftsman. So when I first heard of Fireworks I thought as you can do so many things with it it can be decently hard to learn and pick up. So I was searching for a course and found this. After taking this course I realised that it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life when it comes to User Interface Designing. So if you want to become a UI/UX Designer professional then you must get acquainted with Fireworks.
I was looking for a good Web Designing software and my colleagues pointed me towards Adobe Fioreworks. I got hooked to it instantly as the scope of work with Fireworks is great. I was facing some difficulties at start to tackle the software all by myself so I was thinking will do one online tutorial for it. I was already learning couple of software here at eduCBA and I saw Fireworks has also been included. So I didn’t waste any time and started leaning it. Thanks to the trainer I have managed to master the software in a good way as your basics should always be clear.
I like designing and I was designing web templates in Photoshop and someone asked me to try Fireworks so decided to do it. I really loved the Vector Art capabilities of the software. Not only that it also has wire framing capabilities unlike Photoshop! But I had to do some training to get used to the interface so decided to do this course and it turned out to be a good decision to do it as now I can work with Fireworks flawlessly.
Where do our learners come from?
Professionals from around the world have benefited from eduCBA’s Adobe Fireworks Training Courses. Some of the top places that our learners come from include New York, Dubai, San Francisco, Bay Area, New Jersey, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, London, Berlin, UAE, Chicago, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Gurgaon among many.