Photoshop for the Web

Photoshop for the Web

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Photoshop for the Web by Mikkel Aaland

In this second edition, author Mikkel Aaland updatesPhotoshop for the Web to include important new techniques and workarounds for the latest release of Photoshop—version 5.5. The first edition was loaded with step-by-step examples and real-world solutions from some of the world's hottest Web sites. The second edition adds coverage of Photoshop 5.5's newest features, including a compression tool that ultimately leads to faster download times and higher quality Web graphics. This edition also details features new to version 5.0, including the changeable type tool, color profiling, and the history palette.If that's not enough, Photoshop for the Web, 2nd Edition also covers Adobe's ImageReady 2.0 Web graphics production software, now part of the Photoshop 5.5 package, and includes 64 pages of color inserts. You'll find information on ImageReady 2.0's image slicing, animation, and JavaScript rollover capabilities.Topics include:

  • Using 5.5's powerful Save For Web feature
  • Automatically creating an interactive web photo gallery with 5.5
  • Image manipulation and processing with 5's history brush
  • Working with browser-safe colors to create stunning images regardless of platform or hardware
  • Using Photoshop 5's contact sheet feature to organize digital photographs
  • Quickly building Web backgrounds, buttons, and graphical type
  • Creating JavaScript rollovers with ImageReady 2.0
  • Streamlining Web production with Photoshop 5's changeable type tool
  • Using Photoshop 5.5's new color decontamination features
  • Using Photoshop as a Web layout tool
  • Customizing Photoshop for Web production, including 5's color profiling
  • Improving photos taken with a digital camera
  • Controlling anti-aliasing with custom brushes
  • Getting rid of the dreaded halo syndrome
  • Optimizing images for JPEG compression
  • Coding layout information in a Photoshop layer
  • Changing Photoshop's matte color to match your Web page color
  • Importing vector graphics into Photoshop
  • Straightening scans with Photoshop 5's ruler tool
  • Working with browser-safe colors to create stunning images regardless of platform or hardware
  • Integrating PS and ImageReady to create the most efficient web production environment
In its first edition, "Photoshop for the Web" has received praise from press and readers alike:
• The Canada Computer Paper picked it as one of the 10 best computer books of 1998.
• Hewlett Packard's E-Business Web site called it "one of the most useful Photoshop books I've ever picked up."
• And My Mac magazine said, "Aaland knows Photoshop inside out and how to maximize it for Web creation."Readers were even more effusive:
• "This is the first book that gives me both ready-to-use recipes and enough information to experiment with and learn my own solutions. Highly recommended!"
• "Aaland has provided an excellent and detailed analysis of using Photoshop to produce web pages ... a must-read book!"
• "Within minutes of perusing Aaland's book, I found exactly 4 new tricks that I immediately applied to improve my web site."
• "This book now rests on my most hallowed piece of real estate - on my desk next to my mouse."Photoshop for the Web, Second Edition shows you how to use the latest version of Photoshop to create Web graphics that look great and download blazingly fast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565926417
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/08/1999
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 7.97(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Mikkel Aaland is a photographer, writer, Web producer, and the author of six books, including Sweat (1978), County Fair Portraits (1981), Digital Photography (1992), Still Images in Multimedia (1996), Photoshop for the Web (1998), and The Sword of Heaven (not yet published). He has contributed both text and/or photography to Wired, Digital Creativity, Pre, American Photo, Newsweek, Graphis, Publish, and MacWeek, as well as several European publications. His photography has been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. He is the recipient of the National Art Directors award for photography. Aaland is also the co-founder of Tor Productions, a multimedia company founded in 1989 and based in San Francisco specializing in the use of the still image in new media. He has lectured and taught on that subject at Stanford University, Drexel University, and University of California at Berkeley, as well as at computer graphics conferences around the country.

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