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Class Date: TBA
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Platforms offered: PC and Macintosh

Course length: 1 day

Overview: Students will learn concepts and techniques for optimizing images for display on the Internet.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Adobe Photoshop 7.0.0 Level 1 and 2 courses, or equivalent knowledge.

Benefits: Students will learn basic techniques and concepts about image resolution and methods for reducing file size. Students will also learn about several graphic formats that are appropriate for Web images, and how to choose the best one for various types of images. Students will learn to optimize images for display on multiple platforms. Students will also use ImageReady with Photoshop to prepare images for the Web, and will use ImageReady to create animations.

Target student: Students enrolling in this course should understand the tools, techniques, and concepts covered in the Photoshop 7.0.0 Level 1 and 2 courses, and should be interested in learning concepts and techniques for optimizing Web graphics.

What's next: Students who want to learn techniques for increasing their efficiency and create a variety of interesting effects should take Photoshop 7.0 Tips & Tricks. Students who want to learn to use Photoshop’s color correction features, and to prepare images for print should take Photoshop 7.0 Color Correction & Printing.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Use Photoshop and ImageReady to create small, efficient Web graphics for fast downloads.
• Understand GIF, JPEG, and PNG file formats to choose the right one for each image.
• Calibrate monitors, and preview images for both platforms so you can adjust images to optimize their appearance on both Windows and Macintosh computers.
• Control dithering in images, using it when necessary to improve images, and avoiding it at times when it detracts from the quality.
• Use the Web palette to optimize images for viewing on computers displaying only 256 colors.
• Use Photoshop and ImageReady to create layouts of Web pages, aligning items precisely to one another with guides and a grid.
• Slice complex images into sections, and use ImageReady to generate HTML code that joins the slices together in a table on a Web page, including Java rollovers and URL links.
• Create animated GIF images that combine slow transitions and fast motion effects, while still maintaining small file sizes.

Photoshop 7.0 Web Production for Windows Course content

Lesson 1: Web Image Preparation

HTML and Image Files
Web Image Resolution Units
Controlling File Size

Lesson 2: Optimizing Images

Format Specifications
Optimizing Images

Lesson 3: Preparing for Cross-Platform Viewing

Color Management for the Web
Compensating for Display Differences Across Platforms
Managing Dithering

Lesson 4: Web Page Layout and Slicing

Web Design Uses for Photoshop and ImageReady
Creating a Rough Web Page Layout
Creating Tiled Web Page Backgrounds
Slicing Images

Lesson 5: Animation

Planning Animations
Creating an Animated GIF


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