Dreamweaver Class Notes, Day 2…Fireworks, making a header

December 4, 2008 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Fireworks has many of the same tools as photoshop, and can easily import all of the layers of a .psd file (hence the importance of naming your layers)
– gradients
– filters
– layers

– You can sample colors and get the hex # and add it to your color palette

– if you are doing a gradient color, and you have created your layer (gradient tool, select color, click on image and drag your gradient line) you must click on the selction tool (the black arrow) in order to adjust the blending modes, (hard light, dissolve, etc.)

– in the gradient tool, your can also add texture to the gradient (select layer, click on gradient tool, in the lower palette there are a variety of textures…if you can’t see the texture, make sure that you have set the % to at least 50% or so) play play play

once you get where you want to be…
file > export wizard > continue > for the web and adust the file size to get it as small as possible without sacrificing too much quality, then save to your IMAGES folder (it is ready for the web)


Entry filed under: dreamweaver class notes, fireworks, organizing a site.

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