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If you mean, "use graphic tools to create a graphic design with Fireworks" this should be not much different from Photoshop. I don't know what's an e-cover (ecover?) though, so I can't help you in this issue specifically.
As to tutorials, there are many tutorials about Fireworks and how you can best use its tools, so I hope you'll find what you need...
Thanks for your feedback..I was referring to an ebook cover.
ebook, like.... PDF electronic book?
You can use Fireworks for that. Fireworks is a screen graphic design application, so for an e-book, it should be easy and appropriate to be used.
If you plan to create design for print, then Fireworks is not your tool of choice -- better use Illustrator in this case (Illustrator and Photoshop support CMYK color formats, while Fireworks supports only RGB/RGBa, which means, this is not a tool to be used for print.)
If the ebook will be used on screen only, or mostly on screen, then Fireworks can do the job easily.
Simply create a new PNG document in Fireworks, with the right dimensions, and start creating the design in it. There are a lot of tutorials which deal with how to use Fireworks for all kinds of basic and more advanced design tasks!
Hope this helps?
Thanks...see the attached file for my first attempt
based on a simple Photoshop tutorial however I'm
not entirely happy with it because the inside of the
book is not prefect and I couldn't figure out how to make
shadows (apart from drop shadow).
I'm still looking for a step by step tutorial to
design an ecover graphic using FW.
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