Adobe Fireworks CS4

This is an Adobe Fireworks CS4 Course designed to get you up to speed with Professional web graphics development and maintenance. You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems. KLH can also configure custom training options upon request.

If you are a Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics Artist, or Photoshop & Illustrator user Adobe DreamWeaver CS4 is an excellent tool to move your workflow to a more productive and professional level on the Web.

Those doing any type of desktop layout with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator can also upgrade their skills and careers with Adobe Fireworks CS4 skills.

We can also configure custom training options upon request.

Basic Class Info

Who Should Attend

If you are a Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics Artist, or Illustrator user involved in the preparation of graphics for the web –Adobe Fireworks CS4 is an excellent tool to move your workflow to a more productive and professional level on the Web.

Those doing any type of web development with Adobe Dreamweaver can also upgrade their skills and careers with Adobe Fireworks CS4 skills.


Prerequisites

You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.


Workflows Benefiting from Adobe Fireworks CS4

Web Developers & Content creators

Flash Developers

Graphic Design Studios

Prepress Workflows

Cross–Media Publishers


Basic Pricing & Training Options

Pricing & Training Overview

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to click on any of the links below to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere.

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnSite Training

Onsite Training

If you send 12 people to a traditional classroom setting you’ll end up paying around $8,000+. This doesn’t include the costs of travel & lodging. Trying to coordinate schedules and down time are also hidden budget killers.

Bring KLH onsite for a set training fee that uses a custom course outline that targets your specific workflow. No per person limits or add on fees. You also get the advantage of onsite consulting since we can get a look at the real workflow in an up close and real world situation.

In-house Rates

$1,500 One Day

$2,500 Two Days

$3,000 Three Days

$4,800 Full Week

Travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


ClassRoom Training

Classroom Training

Classroom training is possible via our training partners in most major US Cities. It is useful when Onsite training is not possible or when combining several students with other clients can help keep budgets within reason.

Most classes run 3 days or can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow.

ClassRoom Rates per Student

One to Three Students $1,200

Four to Five Students $1,000

Five to Eight Students $850

Eight Students plus $750

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnLine Training

Online Training

Online training has the advantage of training employees at one time who are located in different locations.

It also has the advantage of eliminating travel and lodging costs from the training budget.

It will require a reliable connection to the Internet for those involved.

Online classes can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow as well as provide traditional training to participants in remote locations at the same time.

Timeframes possible can be from a few hours to several days.

OnLine per Day Rates per Student

One to Three Students $450

Three to Five Students $325

Five to Eight Students $275

Eight Students plus $225

Costs can be based upon a per student fee or a flat fee for seminars.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote


Private Training

Private Training

Most people will agree that private training is the best option for intensive learning. It is a great option for career changers or those who work within an intensive workflow.

All attention is on you and discounts for software packages such as any of the Adobe Suites can make it actually more cost effective than the traditional training offered anywhere else. Contact us now for a great deal.

Training can be done OnSite, OnLine, or at a designated location.

Private training runs 2 to 5 days depending on the workflow and needs of the client.

Private Rates per class

One to Three Days $1,650

Four to Five Days $2,400

Two Weeks $3,850

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Rates can be discounted for software packages such as the any of the Adobe Software Suites.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


KLH Job Contracting & Outsourcing Services

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to rollover any of the links above to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


Class & Topics Outlines

Topics Outline

Fireworks CS4 Topcis Outline
What’s new in Fireworks CS4
Fireworks basics
About working in Fireworks
Vector and bitmap graphics
Creating a new Fireworks document
Opening and importing files
Create Fireworks PNG files from HTML files
Inserting objects into a Firework
Saving Fireworks files
Workspace basics
Navigating and viewing documents
Changing the canvas
Undo & repeat multiple actions
Selecting and transforming objects
Selecting objects
Modifying a selection
Selecting pixels
Editing selected objects
9-slice scaling
Organizing multiple objects
Working with bitmaps
Creating bitmaps
Editing bitmaps
Retouching bitmaps
Adjusting bitmap color and tone
Blurring and sharpening bitmaps
Adding noise to an image
Working with vector objects
Basic shapes
Auto Shapes
Free-form shapes
Special vector-editing techniques
Working with text
Entering text
Formatting and editing text
Applying color, strokes, and fills
Applying colors
Kuler panel
Applying strokes and fills
Using Live Filters
Applying Live Filters
Edit and customize Live Filters
Layers, masking, and blending
Layers
Masking
Blending and transparency
Styles, symbols, and URLs
Styles
Symbols
URLs
Slices, rollovers, and hotspots
Creating and editing slices
Interactive slices
Preparing slices for export
Hotspots and image maps
Creating buttons and pop-up menus
Navigation basics
Create button symbols
Edit button symbols
Pop-up menus
Prototyping websites & application interfaces
Prototyping workflows

Working with Fireworks pages
Creating CSS-based layouts
Prototyping Flex applications
Prototyping Adobe AIR applications
Creating animations
Animation basics
Create animation symbols
Edit animation symbols
States
Manipulate states
About onion skinning
Tweening
Preview an animation
Optimize an animation
Work with existing animations
Twist and Fade
Creating slide shows
Build and arrange a slide show
Customize a slide show
Create a custom Fireworks album player
Optimizing and exporting
Export Wizard
Image Preview
Optimizing in the workspace
Optimize GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, and PICT files
Optimize JPEGs
Export from the workspace
Fireworks documents as e-mail attachments
Using Fireworks with other applications
Dreamweaver
HomeSite, GoLive, and HTML editors
Flash
FreeHand and Illustrator
Photoshop
Director
Adobe Bridge
Share image metadata with Adobe XMP
Automating tasks
Finding and replacing
Setting options for finding and replacing
Multiple file Find & Replace
Find and replace text and fonts
Find and replace colors, and URLs
Find and replace non-websafe colors
Batch-processing
Using commands for batch-processing
Extending Fireworks
Scripting
Manage commands
Preferences and keyboard shortcuts
Setting preferences
Customizing keyboard shortcuts
Work with configuration files
About reinstalling Fireworks
View package contents (Mac OS only)

Class Outline

Introduction to the Workspace
Lesson overview
Getting started in Adobe Fireworks
Using the Tools panel
Using the Property inspector
Configuring panels and panel groups
Working with multiple documents
Undoing steps
Working with Bitmap Images
Lesson overview
Resolution and file size
Cropping an image
Managing images on the canvas
Importing images
Distortion-free bitmap scaling
Adjusting tonal range
Using the Align panel
Adjusting brightness with
the Dodge and Burn tools
Applying the Unsharp Mask Live Filter
Repairing areas with
the Rubber Stamp tool
Working with Selections
Lesson overview
About selecting objects and selection tools
Selecting and modifying
with the Magic Wand tool
Selecting with the lasso tools
Converting a selection to a path
Working with Vector Graphics
Lesson overview
About vectors
Basic vector drawing techniques
Changing the appearance
of basic vector shapes
Scaling vector objects
Adding text to your design
Working with Auto Shapes
Understanding paths
and the Pen tool
Editing paths
Creating custom shapes
Customizing fills and strokes
Working with the Layers Panel
Lesson overview
About layers
Identifying objects
Naming objects
Rearranging objects within a layer
Adding and naming layers
Moving objects from one layer to another
Creating sub layers
Protecting layers

Masking
Lesson overview
About masks
Designing the banner ad
Creating and editing masks
Final touches
Working with Text
Lesson overview
Text basics
Anti-aliasing
Special text effects
Optimizing for the Web
Lesson overview
Optimization basics
Optimizing a single image file
The Fireworks web tools
Creating and optimizing slices
Creating hotspots
Adding interactivity
Exporting composite designs
Using Symbols
Lesson overview
What are symbols?
Graphic symbols
Button symbols
Animation symbols
Prototyping Basics
Lesson overview
Exploring the Pages panel
Creating a page for a multipage mockup
Adding hotspots for interactivity
Creating a secure, interactive PDF
Advanced Prototyping
Lesson overview
Prototype orientation
Image rollover effects
Emulating a Spry data table
Working with behaviors
Completing the prototype
Improving Your Workflow
Lesson overview
Getting started with Adobe Bridge
Batch processing and customizing
using Bridge and Fireworks
Importing and resizing images
Cool shortcuts
Thinking ahead: future-proofing your projects
Going Further
Lesson overview
Interaction review
Creative and corrective techniques
Working with Adobe AIR
Flex skinning
Fireworks and Dreamweaver
Fireworks and Flash–