WEB fireworks or photoshop

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  1. bitchno3

    bitchno3 New Member

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    I was wondering if people on here who do graphics for the web use photoshop or fireworks.

    I know photoshop really well, but have never used fireworks. I was wondering how it compares for designing items for the web.
     
  2. enjoi

    enjoi OT Supporter

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    I'm just curious if there is anything specific that fireworks can do that the combination of photoshop/illustrator can't (in regards to web stuff). anyone have any input?

    I see myself as a decent graphic designer, but I'm totally unfamiliar with Fireworks...
     
  3. Falconer

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    i've used Fireworks for 5 years because it's the only one I have.

    From what I understand it's pretty similar to Photoshop but I've never seen a side by side pros and cons list.
     
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    don't use fireworks
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  5. DMClark

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    Only time I ever used Fireworks was back before Adobe had bought Macromedia lol
     
  6. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    photoshop, i am also wanting to learn and use illustrator
     
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    Futureguy-4DP 4th dimensional

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    I suggest you learn the concept of torrents, friend. :wiggle:
     
  8. Futureguy-4DP

    Futureguy-4DP 4th dimensional

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    illustrator's a bit of a daunting step from PS, but doable... same same but different
     
  9. jizzmo

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    Photoshop > fireworks (only pro to using fireworks is it autocreates layers for you)
     
  10. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I realize it is different and there will be a learning curve, i am not expecting to open it up and master it right away :rofl:
     
  11. brujito

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    Fireworks for web is a no-no because it doesn't create vectors.
     
  12. bitchno3

    bitchno3 New Member

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    why?

    everybody has their preference to photoshop. I do too. But I was talking to a friend of mine who works for an interactive ad agency, and he told me that they use fireworks for everything, and I would need to learn it to get a job there.

    I've fooled around with fireworks a bit, and it seems like a mashup of photoshop and illustrator, but optimized to do web graphics faster.
     
  13. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    Isn't Fireworks discontinued? Anyway just use Photoshop :)
     
  14. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    Maybe because Photoshop is expensive? :p
     
  15. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    nope

    Adobe has recently announced the proposal for future upgrades, or possibly even an extended version of Fireworks for Microsoft's new operating system Windows 7.

    it is included with cs4
     

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