Graphic Design Assignment 1: Intro to Object Effects

1. Add a new folder to the c drive called (your initials)graphics.

2. Open Macromedia >> Fireworks 4

3. Go to file >> new and choose canvas size 800 X 600

4. Go to file >> save as and save in your new folder as sample1. The file type should be .png.

5. Now go to the one of these sites and pick one item of clip art:

http://www.hasslefreeclipart.com/index.html      (Copy into address bar) or

http://www.free-clipart-pictures.net/

6. When you find your item, right click and hit copy (or ctrl-c).

7. Go back to fireworks and hit ctrl-v to paste. Then save again.

Now you will need to get rid of the white edges to make the effects work:

8. On the tool box click on the magic wand tool (3rd down on left). (If the box isn't there, go to window >> tools first)

9. Now click inside the white and hit delete. You may need to repeat this until all the borders are gone.

10. Hit Modify >> exit bitmap to go back to the standard pointer. Then click on the pointer tool (upper left of the toolbox). Then save again.

Important ... if you get a green border and are unable to move objects, go back to modify >> exit bitmap.
If you make a mistake hit ctrl-z to go back.

Now you are ready to start your various effects. Leave the original in the upper left. Start with the second object, top row.

A. Invert Colors

1. Click on the object
2. Go to xtras >> adjust color >> Invert.

B. Lighten / Darken

1. Click on the next object
2. Go to xtras >> adjust color >> hue / saturation. Use the settings Hue: 0 / Saturation: 0 / Lightness:75 to lighten the object. (Pull the bars to get the settings).

C. Change Hue

1. Click on the next object
2. Go to xtras >> adjust color >> hue / saturation. Use the settings Hue: -20 / Saturation: 20 / Lightness:0 to adjust the hues. (Pull the bars to get the settings). You can use a different setting if you want.

D. Black and White

1. Click on the next object
2. Go to commands >> creative >> convert to Greyscale.

E. Flip object

1. Click on the last object
2. Go to modify >> transform >> flip horizontal.

Finally, Save your file and upload it to your account (website). You should always upload your work in case something gets deleted from your computer.

Your Result should look something like this.