Chapter One. Getting Started

The question I hear most often from the uninitiated is: What is Fireworks? My answer varies, but in a nutshell, Fireworks is a hybrid imaging application that combines vector and bitmap imaging technologies and techniques in a single graphics application. Its unique approach to imaging is due to the specific focus of Fireworks, which is creating and manipulating screen graphics for the Web or for other screen-based tools such as PowerPoint or Flash. Fireworks is a creative and professional production tool that lets you quickly and easily create, edit, or alter graphics and designs.

Fireworks can save you a valuable commodity—time—which there never seems to be enough of in today’s fast-paced, demanding digital world. ...

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