Photoshop for the Web, 2nd Edition
Covers Photoshop 5.5 and ImageReady 2.0
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 1999
Pages: 244

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.
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By Chad Humphries

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Comments about oreilly Photoshop for the Web, 2nd Edition:

This book was wonderful! It contained all the info and tips to get me pointed in the right direction. I was small time Photoshop user around version 4 but hadn't had to use the 5.x series until my recent move to webmaster at my company.

This book concisely covered all topics I was looking for [using photoshop for the web, and getting familiar with the photoshop interface].

The only thing I would have suggested to make this book even better would have been a CD with sample images and the end results as described in the book. It would have enabled the enduser not familiar with graphic design to get a more visual handle on what the image manipulation commands he/she is performing are for.

Great book though! Another good O'Reilly purchase!

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