Essential Photoshop 5 for Web Professionals

Essential Photoshop 5 for Web Professionals

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This book is for intermediate to advanced Web Programming. It demonstrates how to solve common problems and focuses on the two main web site scenarios, building on E-Commerce site and creating a brochure-ware site. Focuses on Internet Technologies, provides the essential information needed to implement solutions and build a sophisticated web site.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 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. Index.
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About Micah Brown

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 Ascend.
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