7. Working with Text

Lesson overview

Working with type can be a fun and creative part of your design. Fireworks includes many text-formatting features normally found in desktop publishing applications, such as kerning, spacing, color, leading, and baseline shift. You can edit text any time—even after you apply Live Filter effects. Because Fireworks CS6 uses the same text engine as Photoshop and Illustrator, you can move or copy text between these applications easily. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

• Create both fixed-width and auto-sizing text blocks

• Import text from a .txt file

• Edit text properties

• Use commands to alter text

• Scale, rotate, and distort text

• Attach text to a path

• Flow text within a vector shape ...

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