by Greg Simsic
Que, June, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 390 pages.
There are lots of books about Photoshop, but this book specializes in teaching the reader how to create graphics for the Web using the tools provided with Photoshop. Aimed at beginners, the book begins with introductory topics on Photoshop and ImageReady. The next section in the book covers some basic concepts of web graphics, including understanding web colors, saving files for the web, fonts on the web, backgrounds and optimizing graphics for the web. The third section covers special web effects, including slices, rollovers, image maps, animated gifs and transparency. And the final section looks at styles, automation and creating a web page. A reference section is also included which contains links to graphics related websites. The book is very visual, with lots of example graphics and screen shots, making it easy for the beginner to follow along. Photoshop.imageready is a great book for anyone with Photoshop who wants to create impressive graphics for their business website or create exciting features, graphics or photographs for their own personal homepage.
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This review was published in the February, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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