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.
Download the free Layer Comps to Slices script from the Exercise Files tab.
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
Making graphics for rollovers
Creating a web gallery
Displaying high-resolution graphics with Zoomify
Making graphic variations with variables
Integrating with Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Illustrator