Adobe Fireworks CS6 Training: Level 1

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Fireworks CS6

Level 1: 2-Day Training

Students receive a course text, Adobe Fireworks CS6: Classroom in a Book, which includes a CD of class files. These resources provide students with a valuable tool for post-training practice, using familiar files and lessons.

All Mira Images Adobe authorized training is provided by certified instructors at our location or yours. Because we know your time is valuable…

We will never cancel your class.*

The Mira Images Classroom is located just outside of Philadelphia, PA and is convenient to Harrisburg, PA; New York, NY; New Jersey; Baltimore, MD; Wilmington, DE; and Washington DC.

Open Enrollment

Hands-on Training


  • Adobe Certified instructors
  • Hands on classes
  • Personal attention
  • Small class size

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Class Links

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  Photoshop CC 2017

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  InDesign CC 2017

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  Dreamweaver CC 2017

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  Animate CC 2017

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  Captivate 9

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  Acrobat DC

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  Muse 2017

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  EPUB with InDesign

Class Description

Accelerate web design and development with Adobe Fireworks CS6 software, the ideal tool for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites and web applications. Fireworks CS6 offers the flexibility to edit both vector and bitmap images, a common library of pre-built assets, and time-saving integration with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash software. Mock up designs quickly in Fireworks, or leverage other assets from Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash. Then move directly into Dreamweaver CS6 for easy development and deployment. Topics include:

  • Image creation & editing
  • Image optimization
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Working with text & images
  • Integrating Ajax with Spry
  • Publishing to the web

Course Curriculum

Fireworks basics

  • About working in Fireworks
  • Vector and bitmap graphics
  • Creating a new Fireworks document
  • Opening and importing files
  • Saving Fireworks files

Getting comfortable with the workspace

  • Navigating and viewing documents
  • Undoing and repeating multiple actions
  • Using & configuring panels

The Pages, States, and Layers Panels

  • Importing pages
  • Working with layers & objects
  • Working with states

Working with bitmaps

  • Cropping an image
  • Managing images on the canvas
  • Importing images
  • Improving image appearance with live filter & bitmap tools

Working with bitmap selections

  • Understanding bitmap selections
  • Protecting original art
  • Selecting and modifying with the Magic Wand tool
  • Converting a selection to a path

Vector Graphics

  • Understanding vectors
  • Basic vector drawing techniques
  • Understanding paths and the Pen tool
  • Editing paths
  • Creating an icon
  • Working with Auto Shapes


  • Designing a banner
  • Creating and editing masks

Working with text

  • Text basics
  • Entering, formatting and editing text
  • Flowing text around an object

Using styles and the styles panel

  • Applying style presets
  • Editing styles
  • Updating styles applied to objects
  • Exporting and sharing styles

Using Symbols

  • Graphic symbols
  • Button symbols

Optimizing for the web and mobile

  • Optimizing a single-image file
  • About the web tools
  • Creating and optimizing slices
  • Exporting a single-page design
  • Creating a sprite sheet

Prototyping basics

  • Comparing wireframe pages
  • Adding pages
  • Delivering the wireframe

High-Fidelity Prototyping

  • Putting the finishing touches on a prototype

Improving your workflow

  • Using document templates
  • Using Fireworks files with Photoshop
  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Thinking ahead: future-proofing your projects
  • Working with Adobe Bridge