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

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Chapter 10. Tricks of the Trade

This hour will cover some of the most complex tools available in Fireworks for creating and editing graphics and will show you how to apply the fundamentals you’ve learned in this group of hours to create professional-quality graphics. For example, you’ll learn how to work with gradient fills, such as using them to create incredible masking and transparency effects. You’ll also learn how to create great custom brushes and textures. Finally, you’ll discover how to use anti-aliasing and effects to create more realistic drawings.

In this hour you will

  • Add gradient fills to path objects and edit them

  • Create gradual masking and transparency effects

  • Manipulate advanced stroke and fill settings

  • Use your own bitmap and vector ...

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