It lets you modify effects of the elements at any stage and update them onscreen. If you need to change the object, you would be able to retain the effects. The Fireworks offers several paint styles that include oil brushes, charcoals and water colors besides the standard solid strokes. Drawing controls like grouping, layering and a snap-able grid are available. The sleek, efficient interface and the tight integration with other Macromedia Web products, easy to apply special effects and creation of complex objects are the real strong points of the software. It is quite easy to learn, but you’ll need some time to learn and plan for same. Some knowledge about graphics and images will be useful too.