Astonishing Web Graphics with Kai's Powertools and Plug-Ins

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Webmasters are always looking for ways to make their sites stand out with spectacular graphics effects. These pages focus on creative ways to transform ordinary Web pages into triumphant prize-winners with inexpensive software add-ons and clever techniques. The book includes one CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows and 32 pages of high-resolution color.

Instant beveled buttons! Images that dance off a Web page in fiery flames! Astonishing 3D effects! Eye-catching fractal...

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Overview

Webmasters are always looking for ways to make their sites stand out with spectacular graphics effects. These pages focus on creative ways to transform ordinary Web pages into triumphant prize-winners with inexpensive software add-ons and clever techniques. The book includes one CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows and 32 pages of high-resolution color.

Instant beveled buttons! Images that dance off a Web page in fiery flames! Astonishing 3D effects! Eye-catching fractal textures! Glistening liquid droplets! High-tech chrome rules and frames! Webmasters are always looking to make their sites stand out, and crave graphics effects like these but don't know how easily they can be achieved using products like Kai's PowerTools and other Photoshop-compatible plug-ins. This book focuses on creative ways to transform ordinary Web pages into triumphant prize-winners with inexpensive software add-ons and clever techniques. It demonstrates how to use the highly successful Kai's PowerTools graphics software for adding professional-looking graphics to a Web page through step-by-step examples. The author explores the use of filters and other plug-ins, and how they can be used to create Web images. Concise, focused, and complete, this book fills an important need by bypassing boring, basic tutorials in favor of sublimely useful how-to information. Comes with one CD-ROM and features 32 pages of high resolution color.

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Focuses on creative ways to transform ordinary Web pages into prize- winners via inexpensive software add-ons and clever techniques. The dozens of Web image techniques described include backgrounds, buttons, 3D effects, glistening liquid droplets, and high-tech chrome rules and frames. The author concentrates on Photoshop 4.0 and 5.0 and Kai's Power Tools 3.0, which are not included. The CD-ROM contains working files and tryout versions of 20 filter packages. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780121476151
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Plug-In Paradise 1
2 Five Minutes to Fabulous Effects 7
3 Your Filter Arsenal 27
4 Stunning Backgrounds 43
5 Compelling Buttons 69
6 Creating 3D Effects 91
7 Rules and Other Web Artifacts 111
8 Using Filters with Text 137
9 Optimizing Web Graphics 159
10 Designing Your Own Filters 185
11 Painting Plug-Ins 203
12 Extensis 229
13 Effects Gallery 243
Glossary 259
About the CD 269
Index 271
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