- Series: For Dummies
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wiley (July 15, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764535498
- ISBN-13: 978-0764535499
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,419,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Playing with Fire: Tapping the Power of Macromedia? Fireworks? 4 (For Dummies)
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If you're ready to really push Fireworks creatively to the limit, this is the book to get! -- Sandee Cohen,author and web graphics consultant author and Web Graphics consultant Sandee Cohen, author and Web Graphics consultant Sandee Cohen, author and web graphics consultant
This is the most exciting Fireworks book to come along yet and has earned a spot smack-dab on my desktop. -- Al Sparber, author, web developer and Macromedia evangelist
From the Back Cover
Playing with Fire Introducing the ultimate Fireworks recipe book! Drawing on real solutions from real Fireworks designers, Linda Rathgeber and David Nicholls show you exactly how to create more than 75 specific looks, textures, and effects, from dripping text and pearlized buttons to flipping pages and rolling numerals. Whether you're a Fireworks fan, a Dreamweaver developer, or a Photoshop veteran, this is the one book you need to answer those burning Fireworks questionsand start playing with fire. "The most exciting Fireworks book to come along yet . If you want to learn how to make killer Web graphics and interfaces don't put this book down. Run, don't walk, to the nearest checkout stand immediately!" Al Sparber, author, Web developer, and Macromedia evangelist CD-ROM includes: Over 20 Fireworks tools, utilities, and demos including SWiSH, Ignite, and TopStyle Pro Fireworks 4 and Dreamweaver 4 trial versions Sample art from the book and links to useful sites EyeCandy 4000 filters demo version by Alien Skin Software System Requirements: Pentium PC running Windows 95 or later, Windows NT 4 or later; Power Macintosh running System 8.6 or later. See the About the CD Appendix for details and complete system requirements. www.hungryminds.com
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'Playing with Fire' admittedly does not begin with..."so you just downloaded Fireworks 4 and want to know where to start." There are many manuals and books for that. Where 'Playing with Fire' does begin, is when the 'computerartist' has finished the basic tutorials, copy-catted what he was taught and added his own little 'bent' to the image or idea, but now is ready to develop his very own creations from 'soup to nuts'. But how is he going to do that?
Playing with Fire closes 'the gap' between those who have Fireworks 4 and those who can create spectacular work using Fireworks 4. Not only does the book teach mechanical aspects beyond the 'baby basics'(I can't count the number of insights I received and I began with Fireworks 2!), it dissects artwork using a software that is already within the user's hands. There is plenty of artwork 'how to' manuals out there, but many of them presuppose you know where to access and apply your tools.It takes the reader step by step, point by point showing you not only what to 'draw' or paint - but where to access the tools within Fireworks.
It was because of this book I now know how to create an effect that I have been seeking the answer to for nearly two years! Because I saw my answer was in that book, I need to confess - I actually went into a bookstore of all things (unheard of thing for me to do since ...!) and paid ... MORE!!! - because I simply couldn't wait a moment longer. Then lo and behold I found ideas I didn't even know you could do in Fireworks!
So, Dear Reader, if you want to have the answers to the questions before you even know you need to ask them, about 'how do they do that?' artwork using Fireworks 4, get this book.
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As a web developer, I have to have a working knowledge of many different skills and I readily admit that graphics is not my...Read more