Lynda.com Photoshop CS4 for the Web
Author: Jan Kabili | Level: Intermediate

Photoshop CS4 offers designers a rich assortment of editing tools with which to create compelling imagery for the web. Photoshop CS4 for the Web covers a wide range of uses for Photoshop in the web graphics workflow. Instructor Jan Kabili explains how to optimize graphics and photographs so they download quickly in a web browser. She covers the why and how of image slicing, and demonstrates practical techniques for designing layouts, backgrounds, navigation bars, and buttons in Photoshop.
Topics include:
* Working with color for the web
* Optimizing images in Photoshop’s Save for Web & Devices window
* Making web page backgrounds
* Creating transparent graphics for the web
* Making navigation graphics
* Preparing photographs for the web
* Laying out a web page comp
* Slicing
* Making graphics for rollovers
* Animating
* Creating a web gallery
* Displaying high-resolution graphics with Zoomify
* Making graphic variations with variables
* Integrating with Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Illustrator