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Photoshop CS5 for the Web

Course Summary

Shows how to use Photoshop CS5 for optimal web graphics workflow.       


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction
       Welcome
       Using the exercise files
    1. Customizing Photoshop for Web Work
       Customizing a web workspace
       Creating web shortcuts
       Setting preferences for the web
       Color managing web images
    2. Working with Color
       The decline of web-safe color
       Selecting color in the Color Picker
       Other color selection methods
       Working with custom swatches
       Choosing color themes with Kuler
       Recoloring a web graphic
       Copying color as hex value and HTML
    3. Optimizing Images for the Web
       Touring the Save for Web window
       Understanding file types
       Optimizing photos as JPEGs
       Optimizing graphics as GIFs
       Locking GIF colors
       Optimizing graphics as PNGs
       Adding copyright information
    4. Making Web Backgrounds
       Design considerations for web backgrounds
       Optimizing a background graphic
       Making a vertical/horizontal background graphic
       Building a seamless background graphic
       Creating a full-screen background image
    5. Optimizing Transparent Graphics
       Understanding web graphic transparency
       Working with transparent graphics on a solid background
       Working with transparent graphics on a patterned background
       Working with transparent graphics with shadows
       Starting with a non-transparent graphic
       Simulating transparency in a JPEG
    6. Creating Navigation Graphics
       Building a navigation bar
       Creating web buttons with layer styles
       Creating web buttons as Smart Objects
       Creating web icons from custom shapes
    7. Web Photo Preparation Workflow
       Understanding the web photo workflow
       Resizing a copy for the web
       Sharpening output for the web
    8. Mocking Up a Web Page
       Determining page size
       Creating a new file from scratch
       Laying out a page structure
    9. Slicing
       Understanding slicing
       Making user slices
       Making layer-based slices
       Optimizing and saving slices
    10. Making Rollover Graphics
       Understanding rollovers
       Creating rollover graphics from styles and layer comps
       Optimizing rollover graphics
       Installing the lynda.com rollover script
       Using the lynda.com rollover script
       Creating rollover graphics from layers and layer comps
    11. Animating
       Creating frame-by-frame animation from layers
       Tweening layer opacity
       Tweening layer position and styles
       Building simple animated GIF slideshows
    12. Automating
       Speeding image prep with the Image Processor
       Making a gallery of online images
       Using Zoomify to put high-res images online
       Using datasets and variables with web graphics
       Importing dataset values from a spreadsheet
    13. Integrating with Other CS5 Applications
       Integrating with Dreamweaver: Smart Objects
       Integrating with Dreamweaver: Copy/Paste
       Integrating with Fireworks
       Integrating with Illustrator
       Integrating with Flash
    Conclusion
       Goodbye

     


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

6 - 7 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations , Operating Systems and Digital Media & Games Community

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