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Fireworks CS3 Essential Training: Making Selections

In Part 1 of our excerpts of's training series on Fireworks CS3, Tom Green discusses the lasso and marquee tools By Tom Green

Fireworks CS3 Essential Training is all about using each tool in this tremendously powerful application to its full potential to make amazing web graphics.

From understanding the interface to importing Photoshop and Illustrator files, from formatting text to editing and optimizing images, instructor Tom Green covers all the skills needed to best create and edit all kinds of web-based graphics.

This video is where Tom gets into the bitmap tools. He discusses tools such as the marquee tool, the lasso tool  and poygon lasso tool. He shows how to make a selection by looking at the geometry of the object being selected, as well as making refined selections with the marquee tool by adding and subtracting from a selection.


Making Selections

Making Selections

Up next: Using the Pencil and Brush tools

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Teacher. Author. Lecturer. Raconteur. Professor of interactive multimedia at Humber College's School of Media Studies in Toronto. Tom Green is the author of Flash Professional 8: Training from the Source (Macromedia Press). He also wrote From After Effects to Flash: Poetry in Motion Graphics and Foundation: Flash 8 Video (friends of ED). Tom is a partner at CommunityMX and a regular columnist for Digital Web Magazine.
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