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Macromedia Fireworks 4.0 Tips

Cool Tips on Macromedia Fireworks 4.0

Macromedia Fireworks 4.0 Tips

Macromedia Fireworks is a fantastic graphic design tool. Some cool tips that you could use if you are using the Fireworks 4 version:

  • Press the Alt key and, the down arrow once or drag, to duplicate a graphic easily.

  • Use Curves to give your designs a fun look.

  • Use Image Feathering to give edited photos a professional look.

  • Try the in-built graphic behaviors that come with Fireworks: Drop-Down menus, Rollover Buttons or Images and Advanced Rollovers (Swap Images).

  • Set the Transparency of Images or Shapes so that the background shows through.

  • Try the various effects given in the Effect Panel of the Properties Window. They include the popular Inner/Outer Bevel, Drop Shadow and Glow.

  • Use Ctrl+Shift+v to paste a graphic inside any vector shape.

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