Essential Photoshop for Web Professionals

Essential Photoshop for Web Professionals

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Now, learn Photoshop fast, as you build two Web sites that reflect today's most common scenarios: a company selling products and educating visitors; and a content site selling ads and subscriptions. Coverage includes: creating backgrounds and layers; working with rulers and guides; masking, gradients; scaling, filling, drop shadows, slicing images, using GIFs and JPEGs correctly, Web-safe color palettes, retouching, filters, effects, tiling, reducing file sizes, and more. The finished sites are posted on the Web, so you can reuse the code, and see how your pages should look -- and work! Essential Photoshop for Web Designers is one of a new series of books that share the same dynamic Web site, and can teach all the Web development skills you need, from PERL to DHTML -- fast!show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. numerous figs.
  • 0130128333
  • 9780130128331

Table of contents

1. Basic Doodling. The Big Projects. Task: Create a Secondary Page Template for Shelley Biotechnologies. Creating a New Document. Dealing with Layers. Deconstructing the Layers Palette. Paint Bucket and Color. Placing and Editing Text. Rulers, Guides, Moving, and Linking. Drawing Lines. 2. Intermediate Doodling. Correcting Mistakes with the History Palette. Getting the Size Right by Scaling. Selecting and Modifying Selections. Single Row and Single Column Marquees. Draw a Perfect Circle or Square. Start the Square or Circle from the Center. One More Modification. Lasso Tool. Polygonal Lasso Tool. Magnetic Polygonal Lasso Tool. The Magic Wand Tool. Removing a Background. Some Additional Tips on Making Selections. Fading Effects with Masking, Gradients, and Blur. Fuzzy Edges. Using the Gradient Tool to Fade. Changing Color by Filling. How to Make a Drop Shadow. 3. Making Images Web-Ready. GIF versus JPEG File Formats. GIF. JPEG. Transparency. Interlacing. Saving as GIF or JPEG. Creating a GIF. Creating a JPEG. Web Safe Colors and Dithering. Animation. 4. Altering Photos. Task: Cleaning Up the CEOs Picture. Livening Color with Brightness and Contrast. Getting Rid of Blemishes by Rubber Stamping. Fudging by Smudging. Lightening with the Dodge Tool. Altering Color with Variations and the Polygonal Lasso Tool. Selecting the Tie. Actually Changing the Color. Resizing for the Web. Unsharp Mask. 5. Filters and Effects. Task: Create the Artsy Homepage for Stitch Magazine. Creating Smooth Backgrounds with the Gradient Editor. A Cool Effect with Plastic Wrap. Dynamic Effects with Motion Blur. Saving Time with Eliminate White. Useful Effects with Blur and Blending. 6. The Art of the Cut. Why You Need to Cut Up Your Image. Preparing Your Image for the Cut. Where to Place the Guidelines. Making the Cut. Using Photoshop to Make the Cut. Other Methods of Cutting. GIF or JPEG Once Again. Compressing Your Files. GIF Compression. JPEG Compression. Putting It Together. 7. Advanced Photo Altering. Advanced Rubber Stamp Tool. Scratched Negatives or Images. Removing Glare from Eyeglasses. Removing "Red Eye". Updating Old Photos. Creating Duotones: Adding Color to Black-and-White Images. Hue and Saturation. Changing Dress Colors. Changing Icon Button Colors. Getting the Red Eye Out - Part II. Color Balance. Changing Facial Tones. Changing Background Images. Using Levels. Cleaning Up Previously Printed Materials. Using Despeckle to Clean Up Images. Using Median to Clean Up Images. Using Blur/Sharpen to Clean Up Images. 8. Tips and Tricks. Using Lower-Resolution Images. The Low Source Trick. The Low-Resolution Thumbnail Trick. Small Image Clicks to a Larger Image. Image Sizing in HTML. Defining Patterns. Creating Repeating Background Patterns. How to Test Your Background Image. Using Existing Patterns. Creating New Patterns. Checking Your Work. Platform. Color Calibration and Contrast. Type. Browsers. Browser Versions. Screen Size. Screen Resolution and Color Depth. Go Forth and Prosper. Appendix A: Photoshop 5.0 Tools Reference. Appendix B: Photoshop 5.0 Extras Reference. Appendix C: Photoshop 5.0 Filters Reference. more

About Dan Livingston

Brad J. Eigen is President of MadBoy Productions. His Web design has been honored by the Web Marketing Association's Standard of Excellence Award. Dan Livingston's high-profile Web design clients include Apple. Pacific Bell, and Novell. His sites have won numerous awards and been featured on CNN Prime Time. Micah Brown co-owns Etail Enterprises, a Northern California Web advertising consultancy. Sites he has developed include Dr. Laura, Pacific Bell, and more

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