This video tutorial shows you how to extract a shape from a background in Fireworks using the pen tool. Please be patient as the video might take a while to load.
An excerpt from "Web Page in a Day!" (http://www.joycejevans.com/cd.html)
Where you learn how to build an entire web site from start to finish. The design is extremely flexible and you also learn how to edit it quickly using your own images. The design is done using CSS and NO tables.