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Photoshop Web Magic,Volume 2
by Jeff Foster
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Adobe is trying to stay ahead of the technology curve by making sure that Photoshop 6 has all of the features that a Web graphics designer needs, and then some. In fact, the combination of Photoshop 6 and its sister application ImageReady makes for a powerful Web-graphics design suite, and Photoshop 6 Web Magic shows how to get the most from it.
A quick introduction leads into 21 tutorials for doing specific Web-oriented tasks in Photoshop. In projects 3 through 5, for example, seamless tiles and textures are created from scratch, and used as background elements on Web pages. Other projects deal with creating elements that are designed to be animated, such as rollovers, warping text, and pop-ups. Some projects are oriented toward the newer Photoshop user, while others are more geared toward the Web designer, but all offer useful tips and techniques.
Photoshop 6 Web Magic provides valuable examples and sparks countless ideas. If you use or are planning on using Photoshop and ImageReady to create Web graphics, the tutorials in this book are fun, educational, and inspiring. --Mike Caputo
For courses in Photoshop and Web Graphics & Design.
Photoshop is releasing a new, updated version of Photoshop, creating the opportunity to create new and much more exciting web graphics. This book will open the horizon to creating more interesting web pages through the use of integrated graphic programming. Each exemplar project will be from 3 to 10 pages in length and designed in a 2-column format with step-by-step instructions on the left and corresponding graphics (or code) on the right. In addition, sidebars will be used to provide additional tips and tricks. Any effect, technique, or tip can easily be customized to fit a your own design needs. The CD-ROM includes Project files.
A unique text of tutorials in Photoshop 6, offering 21 fully customizable projects. Shows how to use practical and elaborate techniques to create all kinds of graphics effects. The CD-ROM contains all of the project files, plus brushes and styles. The text has a unique, horizontal layout and is filled with pictures and screen shots. Softcover.
From the Publisher
Back and the best yet. Jeff Foster is considered one of the sharpest, most creative web designers in the business. When we approached him about helping us completely rewrite the best-selling Photoshop 5 Web Magic (he hadn't been a part of the book in that edition), Jeff had to take a hard look at his ferociously hectic schedule. We all agreed the book needed a complete revamp for Photoshop 6. Jeff redesigned the outline, and hunkered down to produce a book that takes the best of Photoshop 5 Web Magic and kicks it up a couple of levels. Everything in this book is completely customizable; so you can riff off the techniques using your own designs. The back-end comes from Photoshop 6 Web Magic, but the creativity and the final look comes from YOU. There's really no other book quite like this one, which is something to say, considering the dozens of Photoshop 6 books out there now and on the way. Feel free to dog-ear those pages as you take from Photoshop 6 Web Magic and develop your own work; that's what this book is for.
From the Back Cover
Photoshop 5 Web Magic, opened the horizon to creating more interesting web pages through the use of integrated graphic programming. Content for this book is an exemplar project which is from 3 to 10 pages in length and designed in a 2-column format with step-by-step instructions on the left and corresponding graphics (or code) on the right. In addition, sidebars are used to provide additional tips and tricks. Any effect, technique, or tip can easily be customized to fit a your own design needs. The CD-ROM includes all of the project files needed to complete the projects.
About the Author
Jeff Foster is the founder of Vicious Fishes Software in Fullerton, California. His company has created graphic and audio content for Multimedia and Web developers. They are also the creators of "Digital Artware for Powerpoint"âproviding a much needed new look and feel to presentations, multimedia and Web design. He has been in the forefront of illustrative art and computer graphic design, creating images for clients such as: Sanyo, McDonnell Douglas, FOX television, Universal Studios and Disney. Foster's production studio has been a beta site for such companies as: Apple Computer, Adobe, Ultimate, PIXAR & MetaCreationsâwhere he hosted a Multimedia & Web animation chat in their AOL forum. Foster has lectured and demonstrated his talent and ideas throughout Southern California, and has co-developed a multimedia program for the Dept. of Labor through the North Orange County Community College District. He has taught, lectured and developed computer graphics and multimedia programs for NOCCD Continuing Education at the Fullerton College campus, UC Irvine, and Cal Sate Fullerton Continuing Education. Before coming to EMC, Jeff had been serving as the Director of Research & Development at Narratus, Inc., a technology arts firm, specializing in a new method of mixed media corporate marketing, called "Digital Storytelling" â on CD-ROM and Web delivery. He also developed a Summer High School-level Web & Imaging intern program for Narratus, in a classroom setting of about 12 interns, 30 hours a week. He has contributed to several magazine articles and books, including: Animation Magazine, Publish Magazine and Photoshop Filter Finesse (Bill Niffenegger--Random House); and co-authored: Special Edition: Using Photoshop (QUE--Macmillan). He completely authored: Photoshop Web Magic 2 (Hayden Books, Pub).
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