Macromedia Fireworks 8.


Macromedia’s Fireworks bundled with other products such as Dreamweaver and Flash, through many versions. Fireworks has experienced tremendous growth from one generation to the next reflux; sometimes a new version brings many new features, it is sometimes difficult to see all the improvements. Fireworks 2, for example, from a huge jump Fireworks 1. In contrast, in Fireworks MX 2004, Fireworks MX provides a very small number of improvements. Fortunately, Fireworks 8 in massive improvement over any previous version. Many new features in this article, I will briefly review the most interesting and useful.

It’s easy to create with Fireworks 8

Fireworks have been closely watching for products like Photoshop give you the best experience high heels, but at a much lower price point. You’ll Fireworks 8. new hybrid model to enhance the shadow effect everywhere see this focus, the text more strictly controlled fireworks to you, you need to get your job done right tools.

Dynamic effects and blend modes

Control your digital photos is your design is crucial. You will be pleased to see the fireworks finally been updated to include many of you have used the envy of competing products or photo retouching tool. Images can easily be repaired; e.g., red eye can be removed. You can easily add enhanced dynamic effects, such as motion blur and any bitmap image.

Each effect is completely controllable; for example, you can easily modify the intensity of tolerance, and the direction of the blur effect. Dynamic effects can be applied to each object on the Fireworks canvas. A variety of effects can be applied to each object; for example, the text may be shaded, and motion effects applied to it.

Fireworks blending mode to extend the graphics control. In previous releases, many advanced hybrid mode is only available through third-party add-ons. In Fireworks significantly reduced 8 extensive mixed-mode library relies on third-party tools. The following list shows the image can be applied to many of the mixed mode:

  • Normal
  • Average
  • Darken
  • Multiply
  • Color Burn
  • Inverse Color Burn
  • Soft burns
  • Ease
  • Screen
  • Color Dodge
  • Inverse Color Dodge
  • Soft Dodge
  • Cover
  • Soft
  • Fuzzy Lights
  • Glare
  • The difference
  • Exclude
  • Tone
  • Saturation
  • Colour
  • Brightness
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Reflect
  • Glow
  • Freeze
  • Heat
  • Additive
  • Subtraction
  • Minus
  • Interpolation
  • Stamp
  • XOR
  • Invert
  • Coloration
  • Erase

Shadows and vector images

The shadow is a basic feature of many designs. With Fireworks 8, you can open the solid shaded paths and text objects. In addition, a new dynamic effects filters can be repeated any object to poke shadow. This feature enables the density increase of imaginary objects.

If you are designing graphics in Fireworks Flash 8 use, you’ll love the new shadow optimizations. Any object in the application of the shadow can be easily cut and pasted into Flash. Unlike earlier versions of pyrotechnics, the image is not converted to bitmaps in Flash, but retains all vector lines and paths. This feature allows you to create complex vector illustration in Fireworks and saved in Flash vector work.

Enhanced text control

You might use some type of text in all the fireworks drawings. Fireworks has shown strong support for the text, but with the level of support has been a significant increase in fireworks 8. a simple and effective new feature is the layer from the text object name. When you add a text object to create a new layer to the canvas. Layer name pulled from your written text. This new feature makes it easier to use the Layers panel, locate the object you want to modify the text.

A new panel can add a special character symbols, such as copyright (©), trademark (™), or registered trademarks (®). In previous versions, you had to either create or import the text font decoration dig around until you find that you need to put in a block of text symbol character bitmap image.

Apply text to a path also it has become much easier. You have to do is select the text and the path of a shape, and then select the menu command text attached to a path. The text is installed immediately to the path of your choice. (You can still edit the text on a new path.)