Adobe Fireworks CS4, is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Adobe Fireworks CS4 is the ideal tool for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites and web applications. Fireworks CS3 allows you to create and edit both vector and bitmap images and to apply a range of effects and blend modes to capture a unique look and feel. You can batch process your images to achieve consistent size, format, and quality in a minimum amount of time. When you are ready to export your final images Adobe fireworks assists you to balance quality and image size with the exceptional optimization tools. Adobe Fireworks CS4 also offers timesaving integration with Adobe Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, Dreamweaver CS4, and Flash CS4 Professional software. You can import Photoshop (PSD) files while retaining hierarchical layers, layer effects, and blend modes. Then you can save Fireworks (PNG) files back into the PSD format. In addition you can import Illustrator (AI) files while
retaining graphic integrity, including layer, group, and color information.
Users: Web, Creative, Photography, Marketing and Admin Professionals as well as anyone who needs to design, prototype, create, edit, manipulate, and optimize interactive interfaces, navigation and digital imagery for web pages, animations and banner ads.
Get up to speed with the features in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fireworks that enable you to get the most out of your web images. Learn how to use the Save for Web & Devices feature in Adobe Photoshop, selecting appropriate file formats for particular image types, and how to best optimize those file formats. Then learn the how to use Adobe Fireworks to build web page elements and create and edit vector and bitmap images, or import and modify native Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files. Apply effects, styles, and blend modes to add depth and character to text and symbols. Creatively design interactive layouts for websites and rich Internet applications. Export website comps to Adobe Dreamweaver software as standards-compliant, CSS-based layouts.