Saving Files for the

Photoshop files themselves can't be embedded into a web page. You will need to export your file and save it in a web-friendly format. There are three formats for web graphics GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs. The GIF format (pronounced jiff or giff depending on which side of the tracks you grew up) can have a maximum of 256 colors. GIF files support transparency and animation, and work best with graphics that have large areas of the same color, as shown in the logo below. The JPEG format (pronounced...

Getting Started with Photoshop

You've heard of Photoshop, right Of course you have you wouldn't be reading this book otherwise You've probably heard of Photoshop's sidekick, ImageReady, too, but you might not be quite sure of what it does or where it fits in. Photoshop and ImageReady are two of the most commonly used tools in the web designer's arsenal. From the preparation of initial design comps to generating optimized graphics for a web page, most web designers rely heavily on these two programs. In this introductory...

The Photoshop Workspace

Photoshop Workspace Document Window

Photoshop's out of the box workspace consists of the following components You will probably already be familiar with the menu bar from other programs. This runs across the top of your Photoshop window, and contains various menu options for Photoshop's tools. options bar The options bar sits beneath the menu bar and holds contextualized options for different tools. It also contains the palette well, where you can dock palettes. By default, the toolbox sits to the left of your Photoshop window,...