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    Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?

    Level 7
      We want to train our advertising sales staff to build "spec" ads for
      potential customers.

      Buying each one of them a copy of Photoshop and Illustrator is simply too
      expensive and out of the question.

      We are considering Multi-Ad Creator as their Desktop verson is less than
      $100 per copy.

      But we would like to stay with Adobe products if possible.

      We really do need a bit map editor for doing simple photo croping and
      editing. We also need the magic wand and the ability to make the background
      of a picture dissapear.

      We then paste that edited photo into a vector based program, draw a box
      around it, add text, fills, graident backgrounds, etc.

      Yes we could probably do all of this with a photo edtor like Photoshop Lite
      or whatever they call it now but we want to use a vector based program for
      actual Ad creation and simply paste in bit maps.

      Questions:
      1 - On first glance it seems like Fireworks may do both... true?
      2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base?
      3 - Large enough so that Adobe won't try and dump it down the road?
      4 - Any issues or gotcha's we should know about before taking the plunge?
      5 - What whould we expect to pay for Fireworks when we buy multiple copies?
      (5, 10, 100, or 1000)

      We are talking about training a large number of sales people and don't want
      to have to "back-up" down the road and do it again.

      FYI, all of our ads are printed in full color by a four color press on
      glossy stock. We often use 6 point type and it must be crisp, clean and
      readable. Of course our colors have to be CMYK as opposed to RGB.



      Thanks for any help.





        • 1. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
          ageofem Level 1
          as much as id like to use fireworks for print, fw simply doesnt support CMYK, and fireworks has problems handling large files, huhuhuhu =( but I still use it for print disregarding this issues. Coz fireworks was made for the web and not for print.

          1.) Yes, fireworks can do both vector and bitmap editing.
          2.) Yes, there is a large fireworks userbase, and groooowwwwiinnngg.
          3.) Hehehhe , of course Adobe wont dump fireworks, there wud be chaos ! fireworks is considered the best for making web mockups and more. I personally use it to create my digital artworks.
          4.) Print issues, fireworks print output is awful, handling large files can be a problem, high res files.
          5.) I dont knw bout the price, maybe you could ask Adobe for a discount.
          • 2. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
            Level 7
            >>2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base? 3 - Large enough so that Adobe
            won't try and dump it down the road?

            Nobody can know for sure, but I seriously think that Adobe will ditch
            Fireworks in its current form. Its functionality will be absobed into
            photoshop 2 versions from now at most. It's just too hard to maintain,
            market and support 2 products that are so similar, especially given that it
            only takes one product to do it. There's a lot about the last few version of
            Photoshop to suggest this move is already underway.

            Adobe got Fireworks by accident, its not what they wanted when they bought
            Macromedia.



            "tmb" <topmailbox@yahoo.com> wrote in message
            news:efev60$b3c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > We want to train our advertising sales staff to build "spec" ads for
            > potential customers.
            >
            > Buying each one of them a copy of Photoshop and Illustrator is simply too
            > expensive and out of the question.
            >
            > We are considering Multi-Ad Creator as their Desktop verson is less than
            > $100 per copy.
            >
            > But we would like to stay with Adobe products if possible.
            >
            > We really do need a bit map editor for doing simple photo croping and
            > editing. We also need the magic wand and the ability to make the
            background
            > of a picture dissapear.
            >
            > We then paste that edited photo into a vector based program, draw a box
            > around it, add text, fills, graident backgrounds, etc.
            >
            > Yes we could probably do all of this with a photo edtor like Photoshop
            Lite
            > or whatever they call it now but we want to use a vector based program for
            > actual Ad creation and simply paste in bit maps.
            >
            > Questions:
            > 1 - On first glance it seems like Fireworks may do both... true?
            > 2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base?
            > 3 - Large enough so that Adobe won't try and dump it down the road?
            > 4 - Any issues or gotcha's we should know about before taking the plunge?
            > 5 - What whould we expect to pay for Fireworks when we buy multiple
            copies?
            > (5, 10, 100, or 1000)
            >
            > We are talking about training a large number of sales people and don't
            want
            > to have to "back-up" down the road and do it again.
            >
            > FYI, all of our ads are printed in full color by a four color press on
            > glossy stock. We often use 6 point type and it must be crisp, clean and
            > readable. Of course our colors have to be CMYK as opposed to RGB.
            >
            >
            >
            > Thanks for any help.
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >


            • 3. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
              Level 7
              On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 02:49:51 +0400, tmb <topmailbox@yahoo.com> wrote:

              > 1 - On first glance it seems like Fireworks may do both... true?

              Basically yes but FW text layout capabilities are very basic at best;
              plus, FW doesn't do real vector output AFAIK. That means that the page
              should be fully rasterized before print (and mostly rasterized for
              onscreen preview). With pages like A4 or A3 at high resolution it is going
              to take a lot of time.

              > FYI, all of our ads are printed in full color by a four color press on
              > glossy stock. We often use 6 point type and it must be crisp, clean and
              > readable. Of course our colors have to be CMYK as opposed to RGB.

              No CMYK in FW, sorry.

              --
              Ilya Razmanov
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              • 4. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build   Ads ?
                Level 7
                RonOnTop wrote:

                > Nobody can know for sure, but I seriously think that Adobe will ditch
                > Fireworks in its current form. Its functionality will be absobed into
                > photoshop 2 versions from now at most. It's just too hard to maintain,
                > market and support 2 products that are so similar, especially given that it
                > only takes one product to do it.

                They aren't that similar at all. One was developed for editing images
                for print, the other was developed for editing images for the screen.
                Those are two very different design spaces. Adobe has already announced
                its intention to continue with the development of Fireworks.


                > There's a lot about the last few version of
                > Photoshop to suggest this move is already underway.
                >
                > Adobe got Fireworks by accident, its not what they wanted when they bought
                > Macromedia.

                Do you work for Adobe, or have access to inside information the rest of
                us don't have, or are you just speculating? :-)

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                • 5. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build   Ads ?
                  Level 7
                  As Linda states, the programs are designed from the ground up to handle
                  graphics for different end purposes.

                  Fireworks base is in the vector world, Photoshop's in the raster world.
                  From that perspective alone, they couldn't be more different. While FW
                  may not have all the bitmap abilities of a program like Photoshop, it's
                  vector features are far superior to Photoshop's.

                  Both programs are powerful and unique in their own ways. They each have
                  their own work flow.

                  The right tool for the right job . . .


                  --
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                  RonOnTop wrote:
                  >>> 2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base? 3 - Large enough so that Adobe
                  > won't try and dump it down the road?
                  >
                  > Nobody can know for sure, but I seriously think that Adobe will ditch
                  > Fireworks in its current form. Its functionality will be absobed into
                  > photoshop 2 versions from now at most. It's just too hard to maintain,
                  > market and support 2 products that are so similar, especially given that it
                  > only takes one product to do it. There's a lot about the last few version of
                  > Photoshop to suggest this move is already underway.
                  >
                  > Adobe got Fireworks by accident, its not what they wanted when they bought
                  > Macromedia.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > "tmb" <topmailbox@yahoo.com> wrote in message
                  > news:efev60$b3c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  >> We want to train our advertising sales staff to build "spec" ads for
                  >> potential customers.
                  >>
                  >> Buying each one of them a copy of Photoshop and Illustrator is simply too
                  >> expensive and out of the question.
                  >>
                  >> We are considering Multi-Ad Creator as their Desktop verson is less than
                  >> $100 per copy.
                  >>
                  >> But we would like to stay with Adobe products if possible.
                  >>
                  >> We really do need a bit map editor for doing simple photo croping and
                  >> editing. We also need the magic wand and the ability to make the
                  > background
                  >> of a picture dissapear.
                  >>
                  >> We then paste that edited photo into a vector based program, draw a box
                  >> around it, add text, fills, graident backgrounds, etc.
                  >>
                  >> Yes we could probably do all of this with a photo edtor like Photoshop
                  > Lite
                  >> or whatever they call it now but we want to use a vector based program for
                  >> actual Ad creation and simply paste in bit maps.
                  >>
                  >> Questions:
                  >> 1 - On first glance it seems like Fireworks may do both... true?
                  >> 2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base?
                  >> 3 - Large enough so that Adobe won't try and dump it down the road?
                  >> 4 - Any issues or gotcha's we should know about before taking the plunge?
                  >> 5 - What whould we expect to pay for Fireworks when we buy multiple
                  > copies?
                  >> (5, 10, 100, or 1000)
                  >>
                  >> We are talking about training a large number of sales people and don't
                  > want
                  >> to have to "back-up" down the road and do it again.
                  >>
                  >> FYI, all of our ads are printed in full color by a four color press on
                  >> glossy stock. We often use 6 point type and it must be crisp, clean and
                  >> readable. Of course our colors have to be CMYK as opposed to RGB.
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >> Thanks for any help.
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >>
                  >
                  >
                  • 6. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                    Level 7
                    >>They aren't that similar at all.

                    Yes, they are similar. They are both image editors that can create web
                    graphics. They are so similar in fact that a person could make a case for
                    using either to create web graphics.


                    "Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert**" <lightly@sc.rr.com> wrote in
                    message news:efgdit$525$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > RonOnTop wrote:
                    >
                    > > Nobody can know for sure, but I seriously think that Adobe will ditch
                    > > Fireworks in its current form. Its functionality will be absobed into
                    > > photoshop 2 versions from now at most. It's just too hard to maintain,
                    > > market and support 2 products that are so similar, especially given that
                    it
                    > > only takes one product to do it.
                    >
                    > They aren't that similar at all. One was developed for editing images
                    > for print, the other was developed for editing images for the screen.
                    > Those are two very different design spaces. Adobe has already announced
                    > its intention to continue with the development of Fireworks.
                    >
                    >
                    > > There's a lot about the last few version of
                    > > Photoshop to suggest this move is already underway.
                    > >
                    > > Adobe got Fireworks by accident, its not what they wanted when they
                    bought
                    > > Macromedia.
                    >
                    > Do you work for Adobe, or have access to inside information the rest of
                    > us don't have, or are you just speculating? :-)
                    >
                    > --
                    > Linda Rathgeber [PVII] **Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks**
                    > --------------------------------------------------------------
                    > http://www.projectseven.com
                    > Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
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                    > Design Aid Kits: http://www.webdevbiz.com/pwf/index.cfm
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                    • 7. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                      Level 7
                      >>They each have
                      their own work flow.

                      Yes, there's the real difference. Still, hardly enough to warrant the
                      management and maintenance of 2 similar products when the move toward a a
                      bteer web tool has already begun with PhotoShop.

                      I can't know for sure, but I would put money on Fireworks being swallowed up
                      by PhotoShop within 2 versions from now. It just doesn't make good business
                      sense otherwise, Fireworks simply doesn't have that many users relatively
                      speaking. Just speculating here of course. But i have seen this kind fo
                      thing happen time and time again.


                      "Jim Babbage" <jbabbage@newmediaservices.ca> wrote in message
                      news:efh75n$8s7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > As Linda states, the programs are designed from the ground up to handle
                      > graphics for different end purposes.
                      >
                      > Fireworks base is in the vector world, Photoshop's in the raster world.
                      > From that perspective alone, they couldn't be more different. While FW
                      > may not have all the bitmap abilities of a program like Photoshop, it's
                      > vector features are far superior to Photoshop's.
                      >
                      > Both programs are powerful and unique in their own ways. They each have
                      > their own work flow.
                      >
                      > The right tool for the right job . . .
                      >
                      >
                      > --
                      > Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
                      > Extending Knowledge, Daily
                      > http://www.communityMX.com/
                      > CommunityMX - Free Resources:
                      > http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
                      > ---
                      > .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
                      > news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
                      > news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver
                      >
                      > RonOnTop wrote:
                      > >>> 2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base? 3 - Large enough so that
                      Adobe
                      > > won't try and dump it down the road?
                      > >
                      > > Nobody can know for sure, but I seriously think that Adobe will ditch
                      > > Fireworks in its current form. Its functionality will be absobed into
                      > > photoshop 2 versions from now at most. It's just too hard to maintain,
                      > > market and support 2 products that are so similar, especially given that
                      it
                      > > only takes one product to do it. There's a lot about the last few
                      version of
                      > > Photoshop to suggest this move is already underway.
                      > >
                      > > Adobe got Fireworks by accident, its not what they wanted when they
                      bought
                      > > Macromedia.
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > "tmb" <topmailbox@yahoo.com> wrote in message
                      > > news:efev60$b3c$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > >> We want to train our advertising sales staff to build "spec" ads for
                      > >> potential customers.
                      > >>
                      > >> Buying each one of them a copy of Photoshop and Illustrator is simply
                      too
                      > >> expensive and out of the question.
                      > >>
                      > >> We are considering Multi-Ad Creator as their Desktop verson is less
                      than
                      > >> $100 per copy.
                      > >>
                      > >> But we would like to stay with Adobe products if possible.
                      > >>
                      > >> We really do need a bit map editor for doing simple photo croping and
                      > >> editing. We also need the magic wand and the ability to make the
                      > > background
                      > >> of a picture dissapear.
                      > >>
                      > >> We then paste that edited photo into a vector based program, draw a box
                      > >> around it, add text, fills, graident backgrounds, etc.
                      > >>
                      > >> Yes we could probably do all of this with a photo edtor like Photoshop
                      > > Lite
                      > >> or whatever they call it now but we want to use a vector based program
                      for
                      > >> actual Ad creation and simply paste in bit maps.
                      > >>
                      > >> Questions:
                      > >> 1 - On first glance it seems like Fireworks may do both... true?
                      > >> 2 - Is there a large Fireworks user base?
                      > >> 3 - Large enough so that Adobe won't try and dump it down the road?
                      > >> 4 - Any issues or gotcha's we should know about before taking the
                      plunge?
                      > >> 5 - What whould we expect to pay for Fireworks when we buy multiple
                      > > copies?
                      > >> (5, 10, 100, or 1000)
                      > >>
                      > >> We are talking about training a large number of sales people and don't
                      > > want
                      > >> to have to "back-up" down the road and do it again.
                      > >>
                      > >> FYI, all of our ads are printed in full color by a four color press on
                      > >> glossy stock. We often use 6 point type and it must be crisp, clean and
                      > >> readable. Of course our colors have to be CMYK as opposed to RGB.
                      > >>
                      > >>
                      > >>
                      > >> Thanks for any help.
                      > >>
                      > >>
                      > >>
                      > >>
                      > >>
                      > >
                      > >


                      • 8. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                        abeall Level 3
                        > Still, hardly enough to warrant the
                        > management and maintenance of 2 similar products when the move toward a a
                        > bteer web tool has already begun with PhotoShop.

                        When did that begin? I must have missed it. ;-)

                        I think FW's role will likely change, but it can't be absorbed into PS. Not without re-making PS from the ground up. The core application is far too different, and the user base as well. PS does not live in an object world like FW does, and likewise FW does not live in a layer world like PS.

                        If FW goes away, it will solely be because of lack of interest from Adobe's userbase, not because there's a conflict in their product line.
                        • 9. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                          Level 7
                          >> If FW goes away, it will solely be because of lack of interest from
                          Adobe's
                          userbase, not because there's a conflict in their product line.

                          It may well be the conflict in their product line that creates the lack of
                          interest from Adobe's userbase.


                          "abeall" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                          news:efi6nl$ed9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          > > Still, hardly enough to warrant the
                          > > management and maintenance of 2 similar products when the move toward a
                          a
                          > > bteer web tool has already begun with PhotoShop.
                          >
                          > When did that begin? I must have missed it. ;-)
                          >
                          > I think FW's role will likely change, but it can't be absorbed into PS.
                          Not
                          > without re-making PS from the ground up. The core application is far too
                          > different, and the user base as well. PS does not live in an object world
                          like
                          > FW does, and likewise FW does not live in a layer world like PS.
                          >
                          > If FW goes away, it will solely be because of lack of interest from
                          Adobe's
                          > userbase, not because there's a conflict in their product line.
                          >


                          • 10. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build   Ads ?
                            Level 7
                            How much money?

                            RonOnTop wrote:

                            > I can't know for sure, but I would put money on Fireworks being swallowed up
                            > by PhotoShop within 2 versions from now. It just doesn't make good business
                            > sense otherwise, Fireworks simply doesn't have that many users relatively
                            >
                            • 11. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                              abeall Level 3
                              > It may well be the conflict in their product line that creates the lack of
                              > interest from Adobe's userbase.

                              It could be, or it may be the lack of understanding that creates lack of interest(not meant to be a self-enlightened condescending remark as it inevitably sounds like). FW is a hybrid vector&bitmap app. PS is a bitmap app. However, both can make pixels for the web, which is where the lack of understanding ensues, I think. Sure they both do that, but both Illustrator and InDesign make vectors for print, yet co-exist happily, because of a nearly inverse toolset for their target medium(page layout for print vs. artwork for print).
                              • 12. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                                Level 7
                                > How much money?

                                Ahh, a taker. We would need to lay down the rules first, but I would bet a)
                                the cost of fireworks if it was still alive or failing that b) the cost of
                                photoshop (at that point in time)

                                Anything from a name change of Fireworks (ie: to Photoshop Web or "Adobe
                                Pixel WorkFlow Express 2005 Deluxe XP 2.23" ) to a complete axing of the
                                product (including sale to another company) - I still win the bet, okay?






                                "Alex Mariño" <aSlexPmAar@mMt.net> wrote in message
                                news:efi7e3$evc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                                > How much money?
                                >
                                > RonOnTop wrote:
                                >
                                > > I can't know for sure, but I would put money on Fireworks being
                                swallowed up
                                > > by PhotoShop within 2 versions from now. It just doesn't make good
                                business
                                > > sense otherwise, Fireworks simply doesn't have that many users
                                relatively
                                > >


                                • 13. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build Ads ?
                                  Level 7
                                  I think what you say kind of highlights my point - there are so many tools
                                  with so many similarities. this gets very complicated very fast, esepecially
                                  for beginners or folk wanting to choose an Adobe product.

                                  Seriously, it won't be a fireworks limitation or tech issue that kills it,
                                  it will be mostly marketing related and partially management/maintenance
                                  related. Fireworks just doesn't have a big enough following to live much
                                  past another version or two.

                                  >>> It could be, or it may be the lack of understanding that creates lack
                                  of > interest

                                  Absolutely - it is only as this understanding grows that the real
                                  differences between photoshop and Fireworks become clearer. Challenging for
                                  marketing at best. Something needs to give, bend or break - fraid it will be
                                  fireworks.

                                  "abeall" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                                  news:efia52$hs1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                                  > > It may well be the conflict in their product line that creates the lack
                                  of
                                  > > interest from Adobe's userbase.
                                  >
                                  > It could be, or it may be the lack of understanding that creates lack of
                                  > interest(not meant to be a self-enlightened condescending remark as it
                                  > inevitably sounds like). FW is a hybrid vector&bitmap app. PS is a bitmap
                                  app.
                                  > However, both can make pixels for the web, which is where the lack of
                                  > understanding ensues, I think. Sure they both do that, but both
                                  Illustrator and
                                  > InDesign make vectors for print, yet co-exist happily, because of a nearly
                                  > inverse toolset for their target medium(page layout for print vs. artwork
                                  for
                                  > print).
                                  >


                                  • 14. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build   Ads ?
                                    Level 7
                                    RonOnTop wrote:
                                    > I think what you say kind of highlights my point - there are so many tools
                                    > with so many similarities. this gets very complicated very fast, esepecially
                                    > for beginners or folk wanting to choose an Adobe product.

                                    What's so confusing between choosing an application for print and an
                                    application for the Web?

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                                    • 15. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build     Ads ?
                                      Level 7
                                      Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert** wrote:
                                      > RonOnTop wrote:
                                      >> I think what you say kind of highlights my point - there are so many
                                      >> tools
                                      >> with so many similarities. this gets very complicated very fast,
                                      >> esepecially
                                      >> for beginners or folk wanting to choose an Adobe product.
                                      >
                                      > What's so confusing between choosing an application for print and an
                                      > application for the Web?
                                      >

                                      Thank you, Linda. ;-)

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                                      • 16. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build       Ads ?
                                        Level 7
                                        Jim Babbage wrote:
                                        > Thank you, Linda. ;-)

                                        Yeah :-)

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                                        • 17. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of Photoshop+Illustrator to build       Ads ?
                                          abeall Level 3
                                          > What's so confusing between choosing an application for print and an
                                          > application for the Web?

                                          Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...
                                          • 18. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                            Level 7
                                            abeall wrote:
                                            >
                                            > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                            > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                            Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                            ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                            marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                            functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                            addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                            advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                            Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                            alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                            come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                            stupid...

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                                            blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
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                                            • 19. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                              Level 7
                                              abeall wrote:
                                              >
                                              > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                              > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                              Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                              ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                              marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                              functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                              addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                              advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                              Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                              alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                              come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                              stupid...

                                              --
                                              Stéphane Bergeron
                                              reach : connect : communicate
                                              http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                              blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                              http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                              • 20. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                Level 7
                                                abeall wrote:
                                                >
                                                > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                stupid...

                                                --
                                                Stéphane Bergeron
                                                reach : connect : communicate
                                                http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                • 21. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                  Level 7
                                                  abeall wrote:
                                                  >
                                                  > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                  > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                  Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                  ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                  marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                  functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                  addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                  advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                  Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                  alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                  come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                  stupid...

                                                  --
                                                  Stéphane Bergeron
                                                  reach : connect : communicate
                                                  http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                  blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                  http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                  • 22. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                    Level 7
                                                    abeall wrote:
                                                    >
                                                    > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                    > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                    Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                    ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                    marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                    functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                    addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                    advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                    Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                    alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                    come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                    stupid...

                                                    --
                                                    Stéphane Bergeron
                                                    reach : connect : communicate
                                                    http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                    blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                    http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                    • 23. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                      Level 7
                                                      abeall wrote:
                                                      >
                                                      > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                      > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                      Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                      ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                      marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                      functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                      addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                      advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                      Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                      alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                      come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                      stupid...

                                                      --
                                                      Stéphane Bergeron
                                                      reach : connect : communicate
                                                      http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                      blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                      http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                      • 24. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                        Level 7
                                                        abeall wrote:
                                                        >
                                                        > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                        > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                        Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                        ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                        marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                        functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                        addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                        advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                        Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                        alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                        come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                        stupid...

                                                        --
                                                        Stéphane Bergeron
                                                        reach : connect : communicate
                                                        http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                        blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                        http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                        • 25. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                          Level 7
                                                          abeall wrote:
                                                          >
                                                          > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                          > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                          Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                          ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                          marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                          functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                          addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                          advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                          Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                          alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                          come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                          stupid...

                                                          --
                                                          Stéphane Bergeron
                                                          reach : connect : communicate
                                                          http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                          blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                          http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                          • 26. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                            Level 7
                                                            abeall wrote:
                                                            >
                                                            > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                            > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                            Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                            ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                            marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                            functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                            addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                            advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                            Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                            alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                            come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                            stupid...

                                                            --
                                                            Stéphane Bergeron
                                                            reach : connect : communicate
                                                            http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                            blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                            http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                            • 27. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                              Level 7
                                                              abeall wrote:
                                                              >
                                                              > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                              > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                              Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                              ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                              marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                              functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                              addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                              advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                              Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                              alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                              come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                              stupid...

                                                              --
                                                              Stéphane Bergeron
                                                              reach : connect : communicate
                                                              http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                              blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                              http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                              • 28. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                Level 7
                                                                abeall wrote:
                                                                >
                                                                > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                stupid...

                                                                --
                                                                Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                reach : connect : communicate
                                                                http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                • 29. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                  Level 7
                                                                  abeall wrote:
                                                                  >
                                                                  > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                  > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                  Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                  ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                  marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                  functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                  addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                  advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                  Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                  alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                  come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                  stupid...

                                                                  --
                                                                  Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                  reach : connect : communicate
                                                                  http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                  blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                  http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                  • 30. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                    Level 7
                                                                    abeall wrote:
                                                                    >
                                                                    > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                    > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                    Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                    ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                    marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                    functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                    addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                    advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                    Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                    alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                    come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                    stupid...

                                                                    --
                                                                    Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                    reach : connect : communicate
                                                                    http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                    blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                    http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                    • 31. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                      Level 7
                                                                      abeall wrote:
                                                                      >
                                                                      > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                      > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                      Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                      ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                      marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                      functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                      addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                      advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                      Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                      alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                      come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                      stupid...

                                                                      --
                                                                      Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                      reach : connect : communicate
                                                                      http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                      blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                      http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                      • 32. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                        Level 7
                                                                        abeall wrote:
                                                                        >
                                                                        > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                        > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                        Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                        ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                        marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                        functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                        addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                        advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                        Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                        alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                        come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                        stupid...

                                                                        --
                                                                        Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                        reach : connect : communicate
                                                                        http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                        blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                        http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                        • 33. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                          Level 7
                                                                          abeall wrote:
                                                                          >
                                                                          > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                          > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                          Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                          ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                          marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                          functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                          addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                          advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                          Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                          alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                          come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                          stupid...

                                                                          --
                                                                          Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                          reach : connect : communicate
                                                                          http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                          blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                          http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                          • 34. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                            Level 7
                                                                            abeall wrote:
                                                                            >
                                                                            > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                            > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                            Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                            ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                            marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                            functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                            addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                            advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                            Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                            alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                            come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                            stupid...

                                                                            --
                                                                            Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                            reach : connect : communicate
                                                                            http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                            blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                            http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                            • 35. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                              Level 7
                                                                              abeall wrote:
                                                                              >
                                                                              > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                              > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                              Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                              ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                              marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                              functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                              addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                              advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                              Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                              alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                              come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                              stupid...

                                                                              --
                                                                              Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                              reach : connect : communicate
                                                                              http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                              blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                              http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                              • 36. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                                Level 7
                                                                                abeall wrote:
                                                                                >
                                                                                > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                                > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                                Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                                ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                                marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                                functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                                addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                                advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                                Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                                alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                                come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                                stupid...

                                                                                --
                                                                                Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                                reach : connect : communicate
                                                                                http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                                blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                                http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                                • 37. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                                  Level 7
                                                                                  abeall wrote:
                                                                                  >
                                                                                  > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                                  > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                                  Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                                  ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                                  marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                                  functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                                  addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                                  advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                                  Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                                  alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                                  come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                                  stupid...

                                                                                  --
                                                                                  Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                                  reach : connect : communicate
                                                                                  http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                                  blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                                  http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                                  • 38. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                                    Level 7
                                                                                    abeall wrote:
                                                                                    >
                                                                                    > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                                    > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                                    Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                                    ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                                    marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                                    functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                                    addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                                    advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                                    Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                                    alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                                    come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                                    stupid...

                                                                                    --
                                                                                    Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                                    reach : connect : communicate
                                                                                    http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                                    blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                                    http://www.pixelyzed.com
                                                                                    • 39. Re: Newbie ask - Fireworks instead of   Photoshop+Illustrator to   build       Ads ?
                                                                                      Level 7
                                                                                      abeall wrote:
                                                                                      >
                                                                                      > Absolutely nothing! But, sadly, people seem to mistakingly think that PS is
                                                                                      > for Web, and FW is for optimization or animated GIFs or something...

                                                                                      Many people mistakingly thing that Fireworks is a competitor to
                                                                                      ImageReady and limited to the same kind of functionality. Macromedia
                                                                                      marketing is largely to blame for this IMO. Fireworks contains
                                                                                      functionality found in all 3 of Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady in
                                                                                      addition to many unique features. This offers significant work flow
                                                                                      advantages over switching between 3 or more applications to do the same job.

                                                                                      Fireworks a one-of-a kind application and I really think it will survive
                                                                                      alongside the rest of Adobe's applications roster for a long time to
                                                                                      come. Adobe would be stupid to kill it and I don't believe Adobe is
                                                                                      stupid...

                                                                                      --
                                                                                      Stéphane Bergeron
                                                                                      reach : connect : communicate
                                                                                      http://www.webfocusdesign.com
                                                                                      blog : tutorials : articles : gallery
                                                                                      http://www.pixelyzed.com
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