This article is the second in a series for Macromedia Fireworks MX/MX2004 showing how the other half of your Studio MX/MX2004 works! Features of both MX/MX2004 versions of Fireworks (FW) are covered, ranging from beginner to intermediate tools. This series can also be considered a “what's new” in FW MX2004.
This article assumes you have little knowledge of Fireworks, and that you are at least familiar with general web graphics. The first article covered the first-half of most tools in FW, this article covers more bitmap and vector tools and features in MX (Find & Replace, Textures & Patterns, Layers & Vector Masks, Automation), and new features in MX2004 (Custom hand-code & Server-Side code support, FTP & Check-In/Check-Out, and more).