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Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks & Flash Training - 4 Days

Adobe Dreamweaver TrainingAdobe Fireworks TrainingAdobe Flash Training

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software version: Training available for Adobe versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, 8, MX 2004, MX

Course Overview:
This 4 day training course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the essential Adobe
applications for Web Design. You will learn how to use Adobe Fireworks to create a variety of
professional web ready graphics before moving on to Adobe Flash where you will learn how to
develop stunning interactive rich media experiences. The course will conclude with Dreamweaver,
showing you how to plan, build and maintain professional looking web pages. You will also gain a
thorough understanding of how the applications integrate for a streamlined workflow.

This training course is perfect for those who want to quickly learn the basics of Web Design using the
industry standard Adobe applications.


Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash 3 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash Overview

  • About Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • How to plan a successful web project
  • Understanding compliant web design
  • Working with graphic types for the web
  • About animation, interactivity and rich media content

Day 1 - Working with Fireworks

Image Concepts

  • Planning graphic content
  • Download times
  • Image formats

The Fireworks Interface

  • Setting preferences
  • Using the menu bar/panels
  • Working with image/object modes
  • Creating a new document
  • Importing images/graphics
  • Magnifying
  • Using the info palette

Working with Selections

  • Using the selection tools
  • Selection options
  • Feathering
  • Creating Image effects

Drawing and Editing

  • Working with the drawing tool
  • Creating shapes/lines
  • Working with the colour tools
  • Using the colour table
  • Using the colour mixer
  • Working with swatches
  • Editing images

Working with Vectors

  • Using the modify bar
  • Rotating/scaling vectors
  • Grouping/splitting
  • Arrange and align
  • Merging vectors
  • Masking with vectors

Working with Text and Styles

  • Inserting text
  • Using the text palette
  • Typography and formatting
  • Using styles and effects
  • Putting text on a path

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Changing layer order
  • Maintaining layers

Working with Slices

  • Setting up links
  • Inserting slices
  • Naming and exporting slices


  • Using the optimization panel
  • Optimizing simple graphics/Quality images
  • GIF vs JPEG – when and why
  • GIF’s and the colour palette
  • GIF colour options
  • JPEG’s and quality settings


Day 2 - Working with Flash

The Flash Environment

  • About animation and the SWF
  • The Flash interface
  • Setting up a new movie
  • Setting properties and preferences

Drawing and Painting Tools

  • Using the drawing/colour tools
  • About overlapping objects
  • Using the colour palettes
  • Working with fills and strokes
  • Selection/sub-selection tools
  • Resizing/reshaping objects

Transforming Objects

  • Multiple selections
  • Copy/paste/cut/stacking
  • Resize and rotate

Working with Type

  • Creating/manipulating text boxes
  • Character/paragraph palettes

Using Layers

  • Why use layers
  • Creating/deleting/naming layers
  • Changing layer order

Symbols and Instances

  • Why use symbols
  • Using images and graphics as Symbols
  • Using text as a Symbol
  • Using the library
  • Adding Fireworks artwork to a Flash file


  • About the timeline
  • About keyframes
  • Shape tweening
  • Motion tweening
  • Using easing
  • Animating multiple layers
  • Animating text
  • Shape hinting
  • Creating banners


Day 3 Morning Session - Flash Continued

Using Actions for Movie Control

  • About Actionscript in Flash
  • Frame and timeline actions
  • Object based actions
  • Controlling multiple timelines
  • Testing conditions

Using Actions for User Interactivity

  • About user events and actions
  • Creating button actions for movie control
  • Creating links in a movie

Publishing and Exporting

  • Saving a movie for future edits
  • Testing movie performance
  • Exporting a movie to Adobe Dreamweaver


Day 3 Afternoon Session - Working with Dreamweaver

Concepts and Preparation

  • About Dreamweaver and Web Design
  • Understanding HTML
  • Planning a web site
  • Screen design considerations
  • Creating efficient web pages
  • Web browsers
  • Download times

Web Site Structure

  • Setting up a local site
  • Using the site window
  • Setting preferences
  • Site management
  • Creating a new file

The Assets Panel

  • About the assets panel
  • Adding objects to a page


  • Understanding HTML
  • How browsers and search engines read your pages
  • Viewing HTML

Working with Text

  • Adding text
  • Importing text
  • Text formatting
  • Basic HTML styles
  • Using CSS to style text
  • External style sheets


Day 4 - Dreamweaver Continued

Working with Graphics

  • Placing graphics on a page
  • Using image formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG
  • Applying and changing attributes
  • Positioning text to graphics
  • Working with the colour palettes
  • Using safe colours
  • Creating alternate text

Working with Hyperlinks

  • Internal and external links
  • E-mail links
  • Working with anchors

Basic Interactivity

  • Creating rollover buttons/images
  • Creating a navigation bar
  • Working with image maps

Adding Flash Content

  • Adding a Flash to a web page
  • Editing Flash content

Working with Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Table attributes
  • Absolute and relative measurements
  • Nested tables
  • Applying contents and colour

Page Layout

  • Planning your page
  • Using tables for layout
  • Using layout mode
  • Working with layers
  • Manipulating layers
  • Tables versus layers
  • Using CSS for page layout
  • Working with DIV tags

The Upload Process

  • Checking links and preparing the site
  • Adding keywords and descriptions
  • Setting server details
  • Uploading
  • Synchronising/editing posted files


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