Adobe Fireworks CS5 Tutorial: Creating a Logo Banner Page 3

Tools PanelFireworks Tool Panel

Notice the Tools Panel on the left side of your Fireworks application. The currently selected tool is the "Pointer Tool" — the standard cursor pointer. Place your mouse over the other tool icons for a brief description of each.

You will be using the "Text Tool" icon on the Tools Panel during this tutorial. Take a moment and find it. (Hint: Look for the letter "T" in the Vector area on the Tools Panel.)

You will also be using the Colors area which is located in a lower section of the Tools Panel. You will use this area to change the color of the object you are working with.

Main Tool Bar

As long as you are examining the screen, take a look in the Main Tool Bar across the top of the Fireworks Window.

Main Tool Bar

How to Undo

It is handy to know how to undo an action when using Fireworks just in case you make a mistake. You can quickly undo you most recent action — Windows users press the Ctrl and Z keys at the same time; Mac users press the Command ⌘ and Z keys at the same time. There also is an Undo option located under the Edit Option on the Main Tool Bar.

Continue to actually create the company logo banner.

 

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