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Creating an Image

In Fireworks you can create a new image from scratch, such as a button graphic that you can use in your website. First you create a new file, and then you add some color and text. Next, you apply an effect to make it look interesting. To try this, follow these steps:

1.
Select File, New.

2.
The New Document dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8.5. You set the width, height, and resolution of the new file in this dialog box. Enter 70 pixels for the width and 26 pixels for the height. The resolution should be 72 because that is the standard resolution for images displayed on a computer screen.

Figure 8.5. You set the width, height, and resolution in the New Document dialog box. You also set the canvas color here.


3.
Give the button a background color by selecting the Custom radio button under Canvas Color, clicking the color picker, and then picking a color.

4.
When you are done with the settings in the New Document dialog box, click OK.

5.
Select 800% from the magnification drop-down menu at the bottom of the Document window, as shown in Figure 8.6. This will make it easier to see what you are working on.

Figure 8.6. You can magnify the Document window by using the magnification drop-down menu. The magnification level is displayed at the bottom of the Document window.



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