Web Photoshop 5 To Go

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No-compromise graphics solutions, from layers to lighting, filters to transparencies - and more. No hype, no fluff; just real answers for getting the job done faster, smarter, and better. Weve distilled the tips, techniques, and troubleshooting you need into one fast-access book for experienced Photoshop users and Web pros! Backgrounds, buttons, navbars, transparencies, text effects, image maps, rollovers, animation, faster downloads, better quality ... and a FREE companion website filled with more tips and techniques. If it matters, its here - with tons of case studies, hands-on examples, solutions checklists, and plenty more! 0-13-011848-6show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 174 x 230 x 24mm | 639.56g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous figs., 31 col. figs. on plates.
  • 0130118486
  • 9780130118486

About Jason Miletsky

Jason Miletsky is Partner and Head of Advertising/Design at P/FS New Media in Wayne, NJ. An expert Web designer, he teaches at Future Media Concepts, New York City's premiere certified Adobe and Avid training center.show more

Table of contents

1. Photoshop Review. New Features in Photoshop. The Text Editor. The History Palette. Layer Effects. Magnetic Lasso. Freeform Pen. Magnetic Pen. PDF Import. Measure Tool. Expanded Scratch Disk Support. Improvements in Color Management. The Toolbar. Selection Tools. Palettes. The Navigator Palette. Info Palette. Options Palette. Color Palette. Swatches Palette. Brushes Palette. Layers Palette. Channels Palette. Paths Palette. History Palette. Actions Palette. Working with Layers. Creating and Deleting Layers. Renaming Layers. Managing Multiple Layers. Moving, Linking, and Merging Layers. Viewing Layers: Turning Them On or Off. Flattening Layers. Saving Time with Actions. Batching Actions. Viewing an Action Before Completion. Forcing Menu Items to Work. Changing the Look of the Palette. Creating and Saving Sets. Some Useful Actions-My personal List. Photoshop Color. Color Modes. The Color Picker. Freedom of Expression: The History Palette. The History Palette. Settings. Bad Things Happen.... The History Brush. Things I Missed. Summary.2. Preparing Images for the Web. Getting It All Together. Limitations of Image and Speed: (Nearly) Universal Rules of the Web. Establishing a Least Common Denominator. Macintosh versus Windows/Netscape versus Internet Explorer. File Types for the Web. Understanding and Using GIF. Working with Color on the Web. Browser-Friendly Colors. Creating a GIF. Color Depth. Dithering. CLUTS. Interlacing Images to Relieve Web Frustration. Animation and Transparency. Creating a JPEG. The Compression Slider. Formatting Options. Blurring the Lines to Reduce File Size. Reducing File Sizes Further: Third-Party Programs. PNG: The New Kid on the Block. Creating PNG Files. Cross-Platform Compatibility. PNG Transparency. Summary.3. Transparency. Now You See It, Now You Don't. Transparent Files. GIF89a Problems and How to Overcome Them. Solution 1: Choosing Your Background Wisely. Solution 2: Using Channels. Solution 3: Making Transparencies from Layers. The Truth Behind Shadows and Glows. Summary.4. Creating Background Graphics and Effects. Making Decisions. How Background Images Appear in Your Browser. Balancing Design with Functionality. Creating a Seamless Tiled Background. Specific Seamless Background Samples. Creating a Wood Texture Background. Creating a Brick Wall Background. Creating a Cracked Stone Background. Creating a Watermarked Background. Using Hexidecimals to Create a Solid Color Background. Colors by Name. Creating a Top Background Border. Combining Backgrounds and Hexidecimals: Transparency Factors. Making and Using Transparency. Creating More Exciting Background Borders. Creating a Border with Shadows and Ridges. Creating Backgrounds with Puzzle Borders. Creating Backgrounds with Bookshelf (or Similar) Borders. Ripped, Crinkled Paper Border. Picture and Watermark Backgrounds. Using Frames to Develop Backgrounds. Summary.5. Creative Text Effects. The Great Debate: Alias versus Anti-Alias. Working with the Text Editor. Great Ways to Combine Text and Layer Effects. Drop Shadow: Creating Drop Shadows with Layer Effects. Adding Dimension to the Text. Skewing the Drop Shadow. Even More Exciting Layer Effects. Inner Shadow. Adding Additional Depth to an Inner Shadow. Outer Glow. Inner Glow. Bevel and Emboss. Outer Bevel. Inner Bevel. Emboss. Pillow Emboss. Layer Effects in the Real World. Beyond Layer Effects: Creative Text Design. Creating a Hammered Emboss Effect. Creating Burning, Melting Text: Technique One. Creating Burning, Melting Text: Technique Two. Creating Icy Letters. Creating Dotted Text. Creating Neon Text. Creating Quick 3D Text. Creating Bubbled Text. Filling Part of Your Text with an Image (Working with Masks). Summary.6. Navigation, Buttons, and Bullets. The Importance of Buttons. Creating Beveled Buttons. Using Simple Bevels to Create Buttons. Creating Buttons with Dual Bevel. Using Traditional Methods for Bevels. Creating Traditional Dual Bevel. Creating Circular Bevels. Creating A Simple Circular Bevel. Creating a Pushed-in "Coat" Button. Creating a Pill-Shaped Button. O_ne More Cool Thing with This Example. Creating Buttons with Texture Added. Creating Buttons with a Brushed Metal Texture. Creating Water Puddle Buttons. Other Types of Buttons. Tabbed Buttons. Buttons Made from Images. Creating Complex Navigation Tools. Image Maps. Creating an Image Map Step One: Graphic Navigation. Creating an Image Map Step Two: Measuring Coordinates. Creating an Image Map Step Three: Referencing in Your HTML Document. Rollover Buttons. Summary.7. Inline Graphics. Getting Images into Photoshop. Personal Scanners. Photo CDs. Stock Photo CDs. Digital Cameras. Resizing and Resampling Images. Photo Retouching Techniques. Cropping Image Edges (Say That 3 Times Fast!). Using the Marquee to Crop. Using the Crop Tool. Changing the Canvas Size to Crop an Image. Cropping to Make Sizes Match. Removing Dust and Scratches. Removing Noise from an Image. Using the Despeckle Filter. Using the Median Filter. Using the Gaussian Blur Filter. Sharpening Blurred Photographs. Color Correction Tools and Techniques. Adjusting Color with Hue/Saturation. Cool and Useful Effects for Inline Images. Cool Lightning Effects. Lightning Effect: Technique One. Lightning Effect: Technique Two. Creating Cool Collage Effects. Other Collage Tips: Defringing and Removing Mattes. Turning a 2D Image into a 3D Image. Creating the Illusion of Speed. Methods for Framing Images. Drop Shadows. Curved Corners. Using Filters to Create Picture Borders. Mosaic Tile Border. Cloud Border. Polka Dot Border. Brick Border. Using Third-Party Filters for Image Effects. Kai's Power Tools. Gallery Effects Volume 1: Classic Art. Summary.8. Animation. Animation Basics. GIF Animation versus Other Animation Techniques. Macromedia Flash. Macromedia Director (Shockwave). Example: Making a Ball Bounce. Viewing an Animation with the Actions Palette. Working in GifBuilder. Other Features of GifBuilder. Filters. Movie Gear for the PC. Adobe ImageReady. Summary.9. Real Life Example: A Complete Walk Through. Learning by Example. Getting the Idea. Designing the Picture. The Oval Background Image. Creating the Titlebar. Placing the Woman and the Monitor. Swoosh It Up. Cutting the Picture. Making it Move: Creating the Animations. Assembling the pictures in HTML. Summary.10. Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions. The Single Pixel Trick. Use Photoshop for Layout. Guides and Grids. Using the Measure Tool and Info Palette. Keep Your Files Organized. Optimizing Performance. Setting Up Scratch Disks. Other Solutions to Memory Problems. Extensions Made Easy. Save Hard Disk Space Lesson One: Forget the Past. Save Hard Disk Space Lesson Two: No Previews. Save Multiple Copies of Images. Don't Rely on Graphics for Navigation. Importing Vector Graphics. Present Graphics and Text from a Marketing Standpoint. Steal Source Code. Buy a Mouse Trap. Plan Ahead for Larger Projects. Making High Quality, Small File Size PDFs. Use Keyboard Commands. Summary.Index.show more