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    For web design is it really needed adobe PS cc or cs6, if I have FW cs6?

    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?

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    You don't need any Adobe tools for web design. They are handy, but not essential.

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    anyway all web design job of PS,... fireworks done it and more?

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    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?

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    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:

    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...55#post5588355

    Someone informed me that Fireworks isn't been updated anymore so I've decided to try and pursue a course in Photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontargett View Post
    Someone informed me that Fireworks isn't been updated anymore so I've decided to try and pursue a course in Photoshop.
    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.

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    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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by travtex View Post
    Only recently discovered Emmet to plug into my ST. Ooooooh.
    Yeah, me too. Ooooooh indeed!

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    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.

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    For mobile and web production, Fireworks streamlines your workflow.

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    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.
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