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Photoshop CS4 for the Web

Course Summary

How to optimize graphics and photographs so they download quickly in a web browser.       

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    Course Syllabus

       What you'll learn in this course
       Using the exercise files
    1. The Interface
       Looking over the interface
       Working with tabbed documents
       Customizing panels
       Customizing web shortcuts
       Saving a custom web workspace
    2. Preparation
       Setting preferences for the web
       Choosing color settings for the web
    3. Working with Color
       The decline of web-safe color
       Choosing color with the Color Picker
       Sampling color with the Eyedropper tool
       Choosing color with the Swatches panel
       Making a custom color swatch
       Recoloring web graphics
       Copying color as HTML
    4. Optimizing Images for the Web
       Touring the Save for Web interface
       Optimizing photos as JPEGs
       Adding metadata
       Optimizing graphics as GIFs
       Locking GIF colors
       Optimizing graphics as PNGs
    5. Making Web Backgrounds
       Designing web backgrounds
       Optimizing a tiling background
       Building symmetrical background
       Building a striped background
       Using a full-screen background
    6. Optimizing Transparent Graphics
       Understanding transparency
       Optimizing transparent graphics for solid backgrounds
       Optimizing transparent graphics for patterned backgrounds
       Optimizing transparent graphics with shadows and glows
       Starting with a non-transparent graphic
       Simulating transparency for JPEGs
    7. Creating Navigation Graphics
       Building a simple navigation bar
       Building a simple button with layer styles
       Creating a navigation bar with Smart Object buttons
       Creating a navigation bar with custom shape icons
       Building a gel button
    8. Preparing Photographs for the Web
       Following a web photo workflow
       Resizing a copy for the web
       Sharpening for the web
    9. Laying Out Page Comps
       Starting a new file from scratch
       Adding images
    10. Slicing
       Why slice?
       Creating user slices
       Creating layer-based slices
       Adding slice options
       Optimizing and saving slices
    11. Making Graphics for Rollovers
       Understanding Photoshop and rollovers
       Creating rollover graphics with layer comps
       Optimizing rollover graphics
       Installing the rollover script
       Exporting rollover graphics
       Making rollover graphics from layer visibility
    12. Animating
       Creating animations from layer visibility
       Tweening with opacity
       Tweening with position and layer effects
       Optimizing transparent animated GIFs
       Creating simple animated slideshows
    13. Automating
       Using the Image Processor
       Creating a web gallery in Bridge
       Displaying high-resolution web images with Zoomify
       Creating graphic variations with variables
       Importing values for graphic variations
    14. Integrating with Other CS4 Applications
       Dreamweaver Smart Object integration
       Dreamweaver Copy/Paste integration
       Fireworks integration
       Exporting from Illustrator to Photoshop
       Illustrator vector Smart Object integration
       Flash integration


Course Fee:
USD 25

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7 - 8 hours / week

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