Adobe Photoshop CS2 for the Web, Hands-On Training: Includes Exercise Files & Demo Movies

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Learn Adobe© Photoshop® CS2 for the Web with hands-on exercises and demo movies

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving realworld examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you.

These hands-on exercises teach you the latest techniques for designing Web graphics and animations. You’ll learn how to optimize images, slice images, and create ...

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Overview

Learn Adobe© Photoshop® CS2 for the Web with hands-on exercises and demo movies

Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving realworld examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you.

These hands-on exercises teach you the latest techniques for designing Web graphics and animations. You’ll learn how to optimize images, slice images, and create interactive rollovers. You’ll also learn how to design effective navigation, including elements such as Web buttons, navigation bars, tabbed navigation, and iconic navigation. Plus, you’ll learn techniques for integrating Adobe Illustrator, Adobe GoLive, Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Dreamweaver with Photoshop into your workflow. Complete with insider tips, illustrated with detailed graphics, and accompanied by a CD-ROM loaded with classroom-proven exercises and QuickTime movies, this book ensures you’ll master the key features of Photoshop CS2 in no time.

Over 100 Step-by-Step Tutorials

• Organize Assets
• Optimize Images
• Optimize Transparent Images
• Create Web Backgrounds
• Design Navigation
• Create Animations
• Slice Images and Layout
• Create Rollovers
• Create Image Maps
• Create Data-Driven Graphics
• Integrate with Illustrator, GoLive,
Flash and Dreamweaver

Tanya Staples is a freelance author and educator teaching traditional and digital art. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine art and art history and a bachelor’s degree in education. Tanya is the author of Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS for the Web Hands-On Training as well as numerous video-based training titles in the lynda.com Online Training Library, covering Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Jasc Paint Shop Pro, and Keynote. As the former program manager for the Corel Painter product line, Tanya designed, taught, and wrote about graphics software. Tanya lives in Ottawa, Canada with her husband Matt and son Erik.

lynda.com, Inc. specializes in training books and video instruction for creative professionals. Check out the web site at www.lynda.com.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321331717
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2005
  • Series: Hands-On Training Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 654
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Tanya Staples is a freelance author and educator who teaches traditional and digital art. She has a bachelor's degree in fine art and art history, and is currently completing a bachelor's degree in education. For the past five years Tanya has designed, taught, and written about graphics software, most recently as the program manager for the Corel Painter product line. When she's not in front of a computer or a classroom, you can find Tanya in the kitchen cooking up a storm for friends, creating stained glass artwork, or touring the back roads of Ontario on her motorcycle.
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Table of Contents

1 Getting started 2
2 Understanding the interface 10
3 Organizing assets 32
4 Working with color 60
5 Working with layers 84
6 Creating type 134
7 Optimizing images 156
8 Creating Web backgrounds 206
9 Designing navigation 230
10 Creating transparent graphics 296
11 Creating animated GIFs 322
12 Slicing 346
13 Creating rollovers 386
14 Creating image maps 444
15 Creating Web photo galleries 472
16 Automation 486
17 Creating data-driven graphics 498
18 Integrating with Illustrator and Acrobat 530
19 Integrating with Macromedia Flash 562
20 Integrating with GoLive and Dreamweaver 598
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  • Posted November 1, 2009

    This should be a classic book for web graphics.

    Can we have a classic in the field of computer arts when we are always checking the publication dates of the books we buy? Occasionally, there is an author in computer arts whose book goes well beyond the software itself to be genuinely insightful on the subject, not just observant. Unfortunately, software interfaces change and some of Photoshop's web features have diminished. This book could confuse a person just starting out with a newer version of Photoshop software. I would like to see a new book on the same subject, by the same author. Nevertheless, I have placed a clean copy of this text into my library for the sections that continue to be relevant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2006

    Best in Series

    Tanya Staples is the best author of the books I have read in the Hands on Training series. The techniques were specific enough to provide new knowledge for a long time Photoshop user. The sample exercises were visually interesting, which is not the case for all of the HOT books. Some of the other HOT books could benefit from more variety.

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