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Poll: Fireworks vs Photoshop (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Fireworks or Photoshop?

  1. Fireworks (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. Photoshop (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

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#1 Lemur  Icon User is online

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Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:50 PM

I don't know about the rest of you all but before this week I always thought fireworks was useless and never bothered to use it, it was always about photoshop as far as design. I was reading through some design articles and started noticing a few things as I was going through and now I'm wondering, what do you prefer for web design?

I'm starting to play around in Fireworks so I have no solid opinions on it as of yet.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 24 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

I can't vote either way. It really depends on what I am working towards. If I want a graphics intensive site then photoshop is normally the way I go. But I normally do more minimalist sites, at which point I prefer using a vector graphics program - cue Fireworks.

Now, I also use other programs for web based graphics, all of which I obviously rasterize for deployment (as that is what browsers are best at displaying). I have been known to use Illustrator, Gimp, and Blender as well for web designs. They all have their part to play.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:44 PM

I wouldn't say its a fair comparison, but if you had to mix one of them with Flash, then I would choose Fireworks. They both have their purpose, and so I chose Fireworks (mainly because I use it).
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:05 PM

fireworks for webdesign .. photoshop for all other design needs. IMO only
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:26 PM

Wouldn't say you could compare them but I haven't used photoshop that much. Started trying to use it but figured the learning curve was too large but I suppose you can do much more advanced design with ps than fireworks.

Fireworks does the trick for most web design tasks and its really simple to use.

Fireworks: less advanced but easier to use.
PS: more advanced, takes longer to learn how to use effectively.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:46 PM

IMO Fireworks.

Photoshop is meant for 1 thing and 1 thing only. Photo manipulation. So if I want to remove red eyes from my cats or grandma's last christmas party then I will fire up adobe.

I love fireworks, but lately have grown more fond of SVG and Inkscape is the way to go.

Xara Xtreme is another good SVG program.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:39 PM

Photoshop is far far more powerful than just editing photos. I can make entire galaxies, planets, and who knows what else in Photoshop. Limiting it to Photo editing is a crime.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:43 AM

Photoshop for web design IMO should be a crime. I know you can do anything you want in Photoshop. I have taken courses on Photoshop at my University. I can do the same things in Fireworks for half the price, better yet Inkscape for free. :)

Besides SVG is a W3C recommendation. http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/

I am not a fan of Flash websites, or flashy over emphasized graphics on a web pages. Ever try to run an SEO campaign on a graphics intense website? Better yet, try running an SEO campaign on a flash website.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:38 AM

To be honest, both are not made for web design wery well. Unfortunately, these is no alternatives. They both even not support text/block flow (only position:absolute), and not support tables (only InDesign, but its not possible to use for web).

Fireworks has bulky user interface, especially for text. And you ahve to use Photoshop for advanced images anyway, and embed to Fireworks document. I hope they make Fw CS5 a better tool, because now it almost useless.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:09 PM

I will admit I use Photoshop for a lot of web design right now but I've been trying to pick up on fireworks. As far as digital art that's extremely raster based Photoshop is great.
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Re: Fireworks vs Photoshop

Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

I have always previously used Photoshop but very recently I have started using Illustrator. Obviously much crisper etc. I suppose it is just personal preference.
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