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Web Design 2

Fireworks 1
Getting Started with Fireworks

 
State Standards
 
  • WD 3.1 Content Standard: Students demonstrate the principles of good design and graphics utilizing commercial based software. (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash) (H.9.1)
  • WD 3.1.1 Compare and contrast the uses and benefits of various graphic file formats (e.g. gif, png, jpeg, jpg, bmp, tiff) (LA11.1.3)(LA12.1.3)
  • WD 3.1.6 Edit, crop, and resize existing photographs from a scanner and/or digital camera (A1.3.1)
  • WD 3.1.7 Optimize and export graphics to improve web page loading time
  • WD 3.1.8 Utilize proper typography in relation to graphic creation
Chapter Objectives
 
  • Understand the Fireworks work environment.
  • Work with new and existing documents.
  • Work with bitmap images.
  • Create shapes.
  • Create and Modify text.
  • Create paths.
  • Attach text to paths.
  • Describe the difference between a bitmap and vector image.
1. Fireworks 1A Assignment
Duration: moments
 
  1. Create a NEW folder called "FIREWORKS". Save all future Fireworks Chapter 1 assignments in this folder. Remember, no spaces or extra periods in filenames.
  2. Save the compressed Fireworks Student Data Files into the Fireworks folder. Uncompressed the files. Use for all remaining Fireworks assignments.
2. Skim Chapter 1
3.

Print, staple, and complete the Chapter 1 Questions.

Chapter 1 Questions

Grading:
1. Questions

 ___ 10 points

Total  
 ___ 10 points

4.

Lecture CH1 /CH1 PowerPoint

  • Understand the Fireworks work environment (FW1-1: 1-7)
  • Work with new and existing documents (FW1-8 - F1-13)
  • Explain the difference between a bitmap and vector image.
  • Work with bitmap images (FW1-14 - FW1-17)
  • Work with paths (FW 1-29)
  • Create shapes (FW1-18 - FW1-23)
  • Create and modify text (FW1-24 - FW1-29)

5. Getting Started with Fireworks
Duration: 1 Period
 
 

Complete the assignments outlined in Chapter 1.

  1. Skip pages FW 1-6 - FW 1-13.
  2. Read pages FW 1-14 - FW 1-15 and compare bitmap vs. vector images. (More on B vs. V.)
  3. Begin on page FW 1-16. Open fw1_1.fw.png and save it as breads.png. Complete the assignment that begins on page 1-16. Don't forget to add your name and link the jpg version to your index.

    tools

Grading: breads.jpg
1. breads.jpg  
2. vector object w/ text  
3. text follows path  
4. name & date  
Total  
 ___ 5 points 


6.

Fireworks Skills Review
Duration: 1/2 Period

 
 

SkillsDemo1

  1. Open fw1_2.fw.png and save it as pasta_2.png. Complete the assignment that begins on page 1-30 and ends on 1-31.
  2. Don't forget to add your name and link the jpg version to your index.
  3. Link the pasta_2.jpg file to your index.

skillsdemo

Grading:
1. pasta_2.jpg  
2. vector object w/ text  
3. text follows path  
4. name & date  
Total  
 ___ 5 points

7.

Project Builder 2
Duration: 1 Period

 
 

meandering_paths.png

  1. Complete the assignment outlined on page FW-33.
  2. Link the file to your index.

1

Grading:
1. meandering_paths.jpg  
2. text object of at least 15 char  
3. basic shape attached  
4. Auto shape attached  
5. pen path attached  
7. name & date  
Total  
 ___ 5 points
8.

Portfolio Project
Duration: 1 Period

 
 

avatar.png

  1. Complete the assignment outlined on page FW-35. (Don't just find a pre-done smiley face on the web. You need to create one as a vector object.)
  2. Link the file to your index.

Grading:
1. avatar.jpg  
2. at least 2 images for expressions  
3. canvas color  
4. created emoticon  
5. 1 text object that identifies the emotion  
6 Readable  
7. name & date  
Total  
 ___ 5 points
9. Optional – Online Materials  
10.

CH1 Quiz

small

Grading:
1. 600 x 400 canvas  
2. Text w/ drop shadow  
3. 5 point path w/ text attached and stretched  
4.

Stroke 5 pt or greater
  - stroke color = black
  - Stroke Category = soft rounded

 
5.

State the difference between bitmap and vector

  - which one is scalable?
  - which one has larger file sizes?
  - one is based on __________ and     the other is based on
     ___________?

 
6. name, period, date  
Total  
 ___ 20 points

 

 

Additional Resources

A. Online Textbook Resource
B.

Vector vs. Bitmap - About.com
Vector vs. Bitmap - WiseGEEK.com
Vector vs. Bitmap - Mustek.com
Vector vs. Bitmap - EastByWest.com
Vector vs. Bitmap - YahooAnswers.com
Vector vs. Bitmap - WikiAnswers.com


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