Chapter Eight. Exploring Creative Options

The preceding chapters covered many Fireworks basics. Now you will begin to dig a little deeper (and have a bit of fun too) by exploring some of the more advanced features within Fireworks. In this chapter you’ll learn about the special effects options that come with Fireworks and about a couple of time-saving commands.

#57 Creating Movement with Blur Filters

The Filters menu contains a solid set of special effect and image correction commands, such as Levels, Auto Levels, Gaussian Blur, and Unsharp Mask. The differences between Standard Filters and Live Filters were discussed in Technique #25 in Chapter 3, “Working with Bitmap Images.” Filters applied from this menu can only be applied to bitmap objects. ...

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