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week 9: Adobe Fireworks Fireworks

This week the Course Packet work with text, masks and vector tools. I've included a Demo on using Layers for you to build too.
If you follow the instructions carefully, you'll be well on your way to building some very interesting graphics and Web page ideas.

Important: DUE Dates are on your Fireworks Homework page.

Important: Adobe Fireworks Zipped Fireworks Files Fireworks Prof Al Files ZIPPED Here

View Helpful Videos Prof Al's Camtasia Video Lectures the 9th Week


  1. What do your Fireworks Exercises look like this the second week?
  2. This Video Lecture is on Layers and is the Demo of the Week the Food Train.
  3. The second Lecture is on Text and Text Paths, a subject covered this week in your exercises.
  4. Here's a Lecture that gives you ideas for Logos, check it out!

week 9: Adobe Fireworks Fireworks Exercises Due

DEMO: Layers, is found in your Course Packet.

Fireworks Exercises this week!


  1. exer04.1_TextTool.html
  2. exer04.2_TextPath.html
  3. exer04.3_TextMask.html
  4. exer05_vectorMasks.html

Remember to turn every exercise into a HTML file before uploading to the Web, GIF, JPG, and PNG files by themselves are "Orphans," there are no buttons or links to return to the listing page except for the "Back Button" on the Browser, and that's a BIG NO NO

Stop Stop


only HTML with JPG or GIF files

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This week you are being introduced to a wonderful graphics program aimed at folks just like you. This is not a PhotoShop or Illustrator program, but it is powerful enough to do just about anything you want it to do. There are a few things you'll need to learn, but what the hell, you're in college, aren't you supposed to be learning stuff?


This is an important feature to learn about and this is the week to start.