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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia® Fireworks® MX in 24 Hours by Lon Coley, Jackson West

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Chapter 5. Editing Bitmap Graphics

In the previous hour, “Working with Bitmap Images,” you learned how to create bitmap objects and work with colors, layers, and the drawing and painting tools. In this hour the focus will be on editing existing images. With Fireworks you can do all sorts of interesting things to photos and graphics that you can’t do in the darkroom or on the drafting table.

In this hour you will

  • Become acquainted with the bitmap selection tools

  • Learn how to select and change areas of color

  • Create multiple instances of a bitmap graphic

  • Transform bitmap objects with Scale, Rotate, and Skew

  • Add Fireworks effects to enhance bitmap objects

Area Selection Tools

One of the keys to successful graphic design is the ability to focus on critical ...

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