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Fireworks 4 For Dummies Paperback – 1 Mar 2001


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The fun and easy way(TM) to whip up great–looking Web graphics Fireworks gives you the power to create awesome Web graphics. But how do you get a handle on all those menus, tools, and panels? Relax! In clear, easy–to–understand language, a Web graphics pro shows you step–by–step how to put Fireworks to work – and produce dynamite images, terrific text effects, intriguing interactive elements, and attention–grabbing animations.

Discover how to: Get a grip on bitmap and vector graphics Build eye–catching graphic objects Edit images and manipulate text Create animated banners and graphics Add links, interactive hotspots, and buttons

The Dummies Way(TM) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear–out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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Doug Sahlin is a digital artist and Web site designer whose articles appear frequently in digital graphics publications. He is the author of the Carrara 1 Bible, Carrara 1 For Dummies, and Flash 5 Virtual Classroom.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
You gotta be dumb not to buy this book 11 Jun 2001
By Ken Milburn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is brilliantly written, regardless of the level of your expertise. Doug has a sense of humor and a gentle way of explaining things that makes the book perfectly appropriate to novices. On the other hand, all the material the experts need is there and Doug makes it fun to read about it. You could have more pretty pictures, but the book would sell for at least twice the price.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
EASY TO READ-GREAT CONTENT 3 May 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book saved my life! I had a big freelance gig at a major interactive agency. I needed to learn Fireworks in 2 days. I picked this book up because it looked like it cut through all the irrelevant issues I didn't need to know about. I was right thank God. Thanks to this book I helped creat a major website in Fireworks. Great program too!
Like Having a Personal Tutor 23 April 2001
By Laura B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Macromedia's Fireworks 4 is a truly ambitious program and that means it has a steep learning curve, particularly if you're a rookie at image creation, like I am. But I'm convinced that having Doug Sahlin's "Dummies" book got me through some of the thorniest issues, and in a non-intimidating fashion. It's loaded with step-by-step examples, illustrations, and humor. (Actually, it's probably the book Macromedia should've included instead of the mind-boggling manual that it did. )
Really, having Mr. Sahlin's book at your side is about as close as anyone could reasonably get to having a personal tutor. For me, that cut down on a lot of the frustration I was experiencing before I bought the book. That alone was well worth the small investment. Go for it!
5 of 15 people found the following review helpful
You gotta be dumb to buy this series 20 May 2001
By barry gertz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm sure there are some people who could learn something from this book. Unfortunately compared to what's out there, this book is a real waste of time and money.
My biggest gripe is the total lack of pictures compared to other books. Hey guys, we're talking about a GRAPHICS program. There are on the average, only one or two picts per page. Hardly enough to get the idea of what the program does.
Also, each of the picts are way too small and fuzzy to really see what's going on.
There are much better books out there with more pages for less money.
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