Introduction to Fireworks

Assignment 1

Main Concepts

  • Creating polygons
  • Filling objects
  • Basic layers (front, back, etc)
  • Group/Ungroup
  • Align
  • Skew
  • Text Tool




A. Polygon Layers

  • Use a canvas size of 250 x 250 pixels to create the following collection of objects using the Rectangle, Ellipse, and Polygon tools..
  • Use the Info window to size each object with a height and width of 100 pixels
  • Fill in each object with a unique colour using the Paint bucket. (choose your own colours)
  • Use the bring to front,send back command to have in following order: octagon square circle triangle
  • Save this as SHAPES-xxxx (where xx is your loginname)
B. Target
  • Using a canvas size of 200 x 200 pixels, create the following concentric circles.
  • Use the Info window to size the first with a height and width of 150. Each subsequent circle should be 50 pixels smaller.
  • Use the Align command to center each circle both vertically and horizontally.
  • Fill in each object with a unique colour using the Paint bucket. (choose your own colours)
  • Save this as TARGET-xxxx (where xx is your loginname)


C. Company Logo

  • Using a canvas size of 300 x 300 pixels,create the following company logo.
  • Create a text block for your first or last name( any san-serif font). Add a drop shadow or glow.
  • Create a text block for the phrase Graphic Design. Add a drop shadow or glow
  • Create one rectangle 50 pixels wide by 125 pixels high with a fill colour of your choice and a texture of your choice.
  • Add the stroke (edge) to the rectangle
  • Use the skew tool to create the leaning shape. The exact angle is not crucial, but should come close to matching the logo shown.
  • Copy and paste until you have four rectangles. Flip the rectangles horizontal and/or vertical until they form the "V" shape. Change colours as needed (choose your own colours)
  • Adjust your text boxes as needed
  • Save this as COMPANY LOGO--xxxx (where xx is your loginname)