With Essential Photoshop 6 for Web Professionals, you'll master
today's hottest Photoshop 6/ImageReady 3 features hands on, by building a
complete site that solves today's key Web design problems. Master layer styles,
effects, filters, image editing, optimization, slicing, tiling, and more. Every
project's linked to a live site, where you can follow along and check your
1. The Big Project.
Overview. What Is the Big Project?
2. Jumping In with the Basics.
Task: Learning the Basics. Creating a New
Document. Layer Basics. Paint Bucket and Color. Creating and Editing Text.
Drawing Lines and Shapes. Rulers, Guides, Moving, and Linking. Selecting and
Modifying Selections. Correcting Mistakes with the History Palette.
3. Altering Photos and Images.
Cropping Images. Sizing Images and Layers.
Fading Effects. Task: Cleaning Up Celebrity Pictures. Altering Color with
Brightness and Contrast. Mastering the Rubber Stamp Tool. Fudging by Smudging.
Lightening with the Dodge Tool. Altering Color with the Lasso and Variations.
Other Methods of Color Adjustment. Resizing for the Web. Sharpening with the
Unsharp Mask. You Made the Deadline!
4. Filters and Effects.
Introduction to Effects. Making Cool Drop
Shadows. Creating Buttons with a Bevel. Four Types of Bevel and Emboss.
Introduction to Filters. Blur. Sharpen. Style Effects. Rasterize It. Texturize
It. Warp It. Advanced Rubber Stamp Tool.
5. Advanced Altering Photos.
Advanced Rubber Stamp Tool. Creating
Duotones-Adding Color to Black & White Images. Using Hue and Saturation.
Color Balance. Creating Background Images. Using Levels. Cleaning Up Previously
Printed Materials. Why Optimize Your Images?
6. Making Images Web-Ready.
Why Optimize Your Images. GIF versus JPEG File
Formats. New PNG Formats. Transparency and Matting. Interlacing. A Whole New Way
of Making an Image Web-Ready. Speedy Web Previews. Web Safe Colors and
Dithering. Creating Multiple-Image Layouts for Reference.
7. The Art of the Cut.
Why You Need to Cut Up Your Image. Preparing
Your Image for the Cut. Placing the Guidelines. Making the Cut. Optimizing
Individual Slices. Slice Effects in ImageReady. Image Maps. Animation. GIF or
8. Animation-Yes You Can Do It!
Introduction to Animation. Creating the Layers
for Animation. The Animation Palette in ImageReady. Timing and Viewing
Animations. Looping. Optimizing and Saving Animations. Tweening. Saving
Animations as QuickTime Movies. Opening and Importing Animations and Movies.
9. Tips and Tricks.
Using Lower-Resolution Images. Image Sizing in
HTML. Defining Patterns. Checking Your Work.
Appendix A: Photoshop Tools Reference.
Using the Tool Options Bar. Marquee Tools. Move.
Lasso Tools. Magic Wand. Crop. Slice. Airbrush. Paintbrush. Pencil. Stamp Tools.
History Brush. Art History Brush. Eraser. Background Eraser. Magic Eraser.
Gradient Tools-Linear, Radial, Angular, Reflected, Diamond. Paint Bucket. Focus
Tools-Blur, Sharpen, Smudge. Toning Tools-Dodge, Burn, Sponge. Path Selection
Tools. Type Tool Dialog Box. Pen Tools-Pen, Magnetic Pen, Freeform Pen,
Add-Anchor-Point, Delete-Anchor-Point, Direct Selection, Convert-Anchor-Point.
Shape Tools. Annotations Tool. Audio Annotations Tool. Eyedropper Tool. Color
Sampler Tool. Measure Tool. Hand Tool. Zoom Tool. Mode Change Tool. Viewing Mode
Tool. Jump To. ImageReady 3.0 Tools.
Appendix B: Filters Reference.
Artistic Filters. Blur. Brush Stroke Filters.
Distort Filters. Noise Filters. Pixelate Filters. Render Filters. Sharpen
Filters. Sketch Filters. Stylize Filters. Texture Filters. Video Filters. Other