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Adobe Fireworks CS4 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 4. Working with Vector Graphics

Lesson overview

Using vector tools is pretty intuitive, but to the new user, they may seem a bit intimidating. In Fireworks (similar to Illustrator or Flash), you can draw almost any shape at all by using vectors. Now is your chance to familiarize yourself with several vector tools, including vector shapes and the Pen tool. You will also use the Property inspector and Subselection tool to modify vectors you’ve created. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Draw simple vector shapes

  • Use guides to place objects on the canvas

  • Learn the differences between vector and bitmap images

  • Use the 9-Slice Scaling tool to scale vector shapes

  • Learn how to use Auto Shapes

  • Create paths with the Pen tool

  • Edit paths ...

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