Web Photoshop 6 Primer

Web Photoshop 6 Primer

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This guide to Photoshop 6 is aimed at experienced users, it contains practical ways to enhance the profitability of a desktop publishing business. It includes integration, photography, and processing files. It also covers companion programs: QuarkXpress and Pagemaker.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 177.5 x 234.2 x 22.1mm | 686.75g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130270083
  • 9780130270085

Table of contents



1. Photoshop Review.

What's New in This Version? The Upgrade From 5 to. The Upgrade from 5.5 to. The Toolbar. Selection Tools. Palettes. The Navigator Palette. Info Palette. The Options Palette. Color Palette. Swatches Palette. Brushes Palette. Layers Palette. Channels Palette. Paths Palette. History Palette. Actions Palette. Working with Layers. Layer Palette Changes in Version. Creating and Deleting 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.

Challenges, Old and New. Modem Speed. Color Palettes. Browser Issues. Establishing a Least Common Denominator. File Types For The Web. Saving GIFs and JPEGs: The Save for Web Command Center. Preview Window. Toolbar. Preview Menu. OK and Cancel Buttons. Output Settings Button. Settings. The Optimize Menu. The GIF Settings. The JPEG Settings. Lower Tabs. Saving an Image With Slices. And Rounding Up the Features.... Saving the Image. Summary.

3. Transparency.

Now You See It, Now You Don't. Transparency Made Easy. The Magic Eraser. The Background Eraser. Extract Image. Shadows, Glows, and Transparency. Summary.

4. Creating Background Graphics and Effects.

How Backgrounds Work in a Browser. Creating Various Backgrounds. Saving Files as Backgrounds. Creating a Seamless Tiled Background. Using Hexidecimals To Create A Solid Color Background. Creating a Top Background Border. Combining Backgrounds and Hexidecimals: Transparency Factors. More Interesting Border Effects. Using Frames to Develop Backgrounds. Summary.

5. Creative Text Effects.

The New Type Tool: A Brief Editorial. Placing Text. The Character Palette. The Paragraph Palette. Now You Can Really Manipulate Your Words! Great Ways to Combine Text and Layer Attributes. Drop Shadow: Creating Drop Shadows With Layer Attributes. Adding Dimension to the Text. Even More Exciting Layer Attributes. Inner Shadow. Outer Glow. Inner Glow. Bevel and Emboss. New Layer Attributes in Version. Satin. Color Overlay and Gradient Overlay. Pattern Overlay. Stroke. A Few Lingering Points About Layer Attributes. Layer Attributes in the Real World. Beyond Layer Attributes: 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 Navigation. 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: Photoshop 5.5 and Lower. 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. Complex Buttons: Image Maps and Rollovers. Summary.

7. Inline Graphics: Image is Everything.

Getting Images into Photoshop. Personal Scanners. Photo CD-ROMs. Stock Photo CDs. Digital Cameras. Resizing and Resampling Images. Photo Retouching Techniques. Cropping Image Edges. Removing Dust and Scratches. Removing Noise From an Image. Sharpening Blurred Photographs. Color Correction Tools and Techniques. Cool and Useful Effects for Inline Images. Cool Lightning Effects. Creating Cool Collage Effects. Water Droplets. 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. "Spirograph" Frame. The Tie-Dye Ring. Using Third-Party Filters for Image Effects. Summary.

8. ImageReady: Springboard to the Web.

ImageReady and Photoshop: How They Differ, How they Work Together. Quantum Leap: Jumping Between Programs. Interface Differences. Layers and Layer Options. Creating Styles (ImageReady). Making Selections. The History Palette. Optimizing Images. Creating Animations. Miscellaneous Animation Points. Playing and Stopping Your Animation. Changing the Speed of Your Animation. Changing Frame Order and Deleting Frames. Tweening Frames. Transparency and Animation. Optimizing an ImageReady Animation. Saving and Opening an Animation. Slicing Images. Selecting a Slice. Turning an Auto-Slice Into a User-Slice. Optimizing Slices. Resizing and/or Moving a Slice. Dividing a Slice. Combining Slices. Aligning Slices With One Another. When Looking at Slices Gets Annoying. Where it Gets Interesting: Using the Slice Palette. Saving Image Slices. Creating JavaScript Rollovers. Adding a Drop Shadow to the Home Button. A Few Other Things You Should Know. Creating a Change Elsewhere in Your Image. Triggering an Animation as a State. Summary.

9. Real-Life Example: A Complete Walkthrough.

The Client. The Market. The Brand. Variable Constraints. Intent of Use. War on Design. Navigational Hierarchy. The Layout. The Logo-We Finally Get to Design Something! The Titlebar/Background. The Buttons, Step 1: Creating the Design. The Buttons, Step 2: Slicing and Linking. The Buttons, Step 3: Rollover States. Putting the Rest of the Site Together. Summary.

10. Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions.

Keep Your Files Organized. Optimizing Performance. Setting Up Scratch Disks. Other Solutions to Memory Problems. Extensions Made Easy. Save Multiple Copies of Images. Importing Vector Graphics. Importing Vector Images. Creating Vector Images in Photoshop. Present Graphics and Text From a Marketing Standpoint. Buy a Mouse Trap. Plan Ahead for Larger Projects. Making High Quality, Small File Size PDFs. Use Keyboard Commands. Summary.

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About Jason Miletsky

JASON MILETSKY is Partner and Head of Advertising/Design at P/FS New Media in Wayne, NJ. An expert Web designer, Miletsky teaches at Future Media Concepts, NYC's premiere certified Adobe and Avid training center. Miletsky has also written Prentice Hall PTR's Photoshop 5 to Go.
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