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For folks who believe in value, Jasc's Paint Shop Pro has always been an awfully attractive alternative to Photoshop -- and never more so than now, in the era of web graphics. PSP 7 can create just about any web graphic imaginable, and comes with nifty automated tools for building slick animations, rollovers, image maps, sliced images, and more. Now, there's a complete, Web-focused, full-color guide to PSP 7: Paint Shop Pro Web Graphics, Third Edition.
Andy Shafran and Lori J. Davis, both long-time PSP instructors, start with a quick tour of the software's features for creating any type of graphic, web or otherwise. Then, it's on to web stuff. There's a concise review of the Web graphics basics every designer (or amateur) needs to know, followed by a chapter on optimizing graphics by cropping, resizing, thumbnailing, and using Jasc's exceptional GIF and JPEG Optimizer tools.
You'll find chapters on planning and implementing a unified set of design elements (buttons, bullets, graphical accents, and so forth); creating and embedding backgrounds; building web graphics with PSP 7's vector drawing tools; and much more -- including a complete guide to using Jasc's bundled Animation Shop to create animated GIFs.(Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.