Mastering Photoshop For Web DesignType:
Thomas GiannattasioRelease Date:
July 27th, 2010Publisher:
10.1MbMastering Photoshop For Web Design
- Эта книга написана для опытных и промежуточных дизайнеров, которые хотят освежить свои знания рабочего процесса и улучшить свои навыки в Photoshop. Книга содержит 178 страниц, объясняя основные методы, которые должны знать веб-дизайнеры, чтобы производить качественные работы в Photoshop. Здесь вы не найдете каких-либо общих "шаг-за-шагом" руководств или описания случайных эффектов. Вы получите глубокое понимание того, что вы можете сделать с Photoshop, и как эффективно его использовать в своей работе.
----------------------- Mastering Photoshop For Web Design
is written for advanced and intermediate designers who want to brush up on their workflow and improve their Photoshop skills. The eBook contains 178 pages, explaining fundamental techniques that Web designers need to know to produce high-quality work in Photoshop. You won’t find any generic step-by-step tutorials or learn random effects. You will gain a profound understanding of what you can do with Photoshop and how to use it effectively in your work.
All chapters have undergone a careful technical review by well-known designer, illustrator and speaker Elliot Jay Stocks. The book was proofread by our regular proofreader Andrew Lobo, and it has an attractive layout. The PDF can be printed and read on all devices.The book contains eight chapters:1.
Color Management - Colors can appear lighter or darker, more or less saturated, cooler or warmer, or just plain wrong depending on the user's environment. This can be quite a problem, especially with a client’s brand-specific colors. As Web designers, our responsibility is to ensure that the experiences we craft are as true to the original as possible.2.
Paths - While Illustrator’s vector tools are much more powerful, Photoshop's benefit lies in its ability to blend vector and raster data together seamlessly. Because Photoshop documents are based on a pixel grid, the path tools in Photoshop make them superior to Illustrator for designing on-screen media.3.
Layer Styles - Layer Styles are essential to creating flexible and non-degradable documents, because they're separated from the layer's actual content. In this chapter, we'll cover how to create great-looking and reusable styles. We’ll also cover some unique effects and non-typical uses that help to consolidate excess layers.4.
Brushes - Mastering the digital brush is by no means easy. It carries the same difficulties as the sable brush hidden at the bottom of your art bin. In fact, the difficulty is multiplied by the disconnect between the hand and monitor. Developing Photoshop brush skill takes time, but it is well worth the effort.5.
Typography - While the majority of type on the Web is rendered by HTML, Photoshop is still necessary to handle treatment beyond the grasp of CSS. In this chapter, we'll explore Photoshop's type tools and discover ways to maximize the software's typesetting capabilities.6.
Photography - A photograph - especially of the human face - immediately draws the user's attention and can be used to direct eye flow to important areas of the page. Placing a large photograph above the fold is a common way to provide an entry point to the content. Because photographs are high above other elements in the hierarchy, they need to be handled with care and precision.7.
Exporting - Once you've polished every last pixel, it's time to get your work into the browser. This is a pretty straightforward process, but properly optimizing your images is crucial. You need to maintain a balance between clarity and download speed. This requires multiple formats, varying levels of compression and other optimization techniques. In this chapter, we'll explore the workflow of exporting images via the "Save for Web and Devices" dialog.8.