Synopses & Reviews
Creating graphics for Web sites is one of the most common uses of Photoshop and the addition of ImageReady to the application adds a whole new range of possibilities. Rollovers, animations, image slices, and optimization for the Web are now much easier and faster, and Photoshop's tools have been expanded to offer improved functionality for Web-focused work.
Beginning users and experienced Photoshop professionals alike will find that the practical guidance and complete exercises are a more efficient and effective way to learn Photoshop 6 and ImageReady 3 or just to get up to speed on the new features in these newest versions. The tips, notes, and sidebars are filled with expert advice and supplemental information and together with the chapter material provide the reader with an invaluable resource that they can return to time and again.
Not only will the reader learn the ins and outs of using the tools and interface of Photoshop and ImageReady but will also understand the artistic and creative reasons behind when and why to use those tools and features.
This book provides the thorough coverage of using ImageReady with Photoshop.
About the Author
Greg Simsic is the author of the bestselling Photoshop Type Magic collection, spanning three versions of Photoshop and hundreds of cool effects for type. He is a New York-based artist, sculptor, and digital artist. Greg holds a degree in liberal arts from Ball State University and is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Hunter College. He is a freelance Web designer for several interactive media companies in New York.
Table of Contents
I. JUMP IN. 1. About Photoshop and ImageReady.
2. Preparing Photoshop and ImageReady for Web Work.
3. Photoshop and ImageReady Basics.
4. Laying out Web Pages.
WEB ESSENTIALS. 5. Web Color.
6. Saving Files for the Web.
7. Optimizing Graphics.
WEB GRAPHICS. 8. Type on the Web.
9. Graphics Effects.
IV. WEB ELEMENTS. 11. Slices.
13. Image maps.
14. Animated GIFs.
V. THE BIGGER PICTURE. 16. Styles and Effects.
18. Making a Web Page.
Appendix A: Web Resources.