lse123 — 2013-12-15T07:45:28-05:00 — #1
for web design is it really needed adobe PS cc or cs6, if I have FW cs6? For web design fireworks do the same job and more?
ralphm — 2013-12-15T08:25:56-05:00 — #2
You don't need any Adobe tools for web design. They are handy, but not essential.
lse123 — 2013-12-15T12:09:18-05:00 — #3
anyway all web design job of PS,... fireworks done it and more?
technobear — 2013-12-15T12:13:49-05:00 — #4
I have never used Photoshop. I did use Fireworks a number of years ago (before Adobe bought it from Macromedia) and it certainly did everything I wanted it for.
Why are you asking? If you're using Fireworks, surely you can judge for yourself whether it does everything you need it to do?
ontargett — 2013-12-15T16:05:42-05:00 — #5
I had a similar question a while back, wondering whether to use Fireworks or Photoshop as I'd heard a few benefits of each one, everyone gave me some good advice here:
Someone informed me that Fireworks isn't been updated anymore so I've decided to try and pursue a course in Photoshop.
ralphm — 2013-12-15T17:39:08-05:00 — #6
Yes, I've always intended to get into Fw a bit more, but the writing is on the wall for it now, so I won't be opening it again.
travtex — 2013-12-17T00:29:42-05:00 — #7
Never used anything Adobe, but it's certainly popular among people who know what they're doing much more than I, so I won't knock it.
I haven't run into anything I've needed to do that couldn't be accomplished with GIMP and Sublime Text, but that could just as easily be a failure of creativity on my part -- And I run into cool new toys I'm amazed I ever lived without just about every day (Only recently discovered Emmet to plug into my ST. Ooooooh.)
ralphm — 2013-12-17T01:36:49-05:00 — #8
Yeah, me too. Ooooooh indeed!
paulob — 2013-12-24T10:24:29-05:00 — #9
I use Fireworks for slicing ,dicing and optimising as it is much more intuitive than PS (try cutting a section quickly in photoshop) and it does a better job at optimising images for the web.
However I also have to have photoshop because 99% of my work is converting from psd to html so I need to load the psds in photoshop to extricate the layers properly. Fireworks will handle psd files but often loses the layers which means you can't slice properly.
I don't do any graphic work at all apart from slicing and dicing so know nothing about how to draw using those packages apart from the very basics.
jainhost — 2013-12-26T04:09:45-05:00 — #10
For mobile and web production, Fireworks streamlines your workflow.
lieto — 2014-01-04T10:07:41-05:00 — #11
Photoshop and Illustrator are design industry standard now. AfterEffects and inDesign would be solid assets as well. Both CC and CS6 are ok. I wouldnt recommend cs5 just because cs6 is a huge leap forward in terms of pixel perfect design and pretty much everything else.
So if you plan to ever start working in a big company i suggest you learn those, you are expected to work with sources from those programs. CC made "buying" those way easier so i d expect to get a full CC sub, everything else could be a pain to get considering software costs.
As for slicing — there are plenty of tools to do it in cs6. PNG Express would be a good thing to start with.
Get familiar with layer comps in PS and art boards in IL and you are good to go.