Chapter 3: Livening Up Your Artwork with Color

In This Chapter

check.png Defining colors for the web

check.png Finding and applying colors to graphics

check.png Creating your own colors in Fireworks

check.png Using gradient fills

Like most other Creative Suite applications, Fireworks lets you define an object’s fill and stroke. You can use some unique tools for that task. You can also take advantage of some hidden features that might be new to you.

In this chapter, you find out how to apply a fill or stroke color to your artwork, and you also discover the basic steps for working with gradient fills.

Choosing Web Colors

Colors appear differently on a monitor from the way they do when you view them offscreen, but this issue isn’t as serious now as it was in the past. Years ago, you had to base your color selections on the lowest common denominator. Most viewers now have monitors that can display thousands, if not millions, of colors.

remember.eps When you’re choosing a color for the web, don’t fret over the exactness of a color viewed ...

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