Colin Smith is an award-winning graphic designer who has caused a stir in the design community with his stunning photorealistic illustrations that he composes entirely in Photoshop. He is also founder of the popular PhotoshopCAFE web resource. He has won several design contests and awards including: first place, illustration, Photoshop World Guru Awards 2001, Los Angeles; finalist, Macworld Design Contest 2002, New York; and first Place, illustration, Photoshop World Guru Awards 2002, San Diego.
From Photoshop to Dreamweaver : 3 Steps to Great Visual Web Design. by Crystal Waters and Colin Smith. Select Format: Paperback. Select Condition: Like New. - Very Good. 3 Steps is Right ! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. If you are a casual or novice web designer and thought how do the professionals build web sites, than this book is for you. I have dabbled in web design without knowing the tricks of the trade and the web sites I have created lacked a professional touch.
The book's core purpose is to teach the fundamentals of designing for the web using Photoshop and Dreamweaver, through a combination of theory and practical examples. We will start with a brief look at the history of the Internet and some design theory, to lay the groundwork for what follows. We do not aim to bore you with theory! Projects and step-by-step examples will form a large part of this book-so that you can see the theory and good advice put into practice. The end goal of this book is to enable the reader to create a visually stunning, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Colin Smith is an award-winning graphic designer who has caused a stir in the design community with his stunning photorealistic illustrations that he composes entirely in Photoshop. His latest book is How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS (McGraw-Hill Osborne, 2003). Colin writes weekly columns for Planet Photoshop and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals member site, and is a contributing writer for the Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines.
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Elearning Techniques: Visual Design.
This course shows how to create mockups, optimize web graphics, and design a site. Topics include: Setting up the Photoshop and Dreamweaver workspaces. Planning a site and defining site goals.
Take Your Visual Creativity to the Web!
Adobe Photoshop 7.0 the industry-standard image editing tool.
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX the professional choice for building websites and internet applications.
Imagine what you can do when these two heavyweights get together
From Photoshop to Dreamweaver takes you straight to the heart of why these two applications are the best in their respective fields, and why they are made for one another. Written for the Photoshop user who wants to take their design flair and artistic creativity to the Web, this book will show you how to turn your Photoshop creations into fully-functional, fully-interactive, and visually stunning websites.
From designing a mock-up of your site to getting it online, From Photoshop to Dreamweaver shows you every step you need to get the most out of your Photoshop creativity designing your site in Photoshop, streamlining your graphics in ImageReady and making your creations available to everyone on the Web using Dreamweaver. We assume you have used Photoshop before, but even if you are a complete novice with Dreamweaver and ImageReady, you'll find all the information you need right here
Learn, with easy-to-follow examples, how to:
* Plan out your design, with the Web in mind * Optimise your images, so that they'll load quickly, but still look great * Create interactive buttons and animations using ImageReady 7.0 * Build templates and style sheets in Dreamweaver MX to keep your pages consistent and save yourself time * Edit, adjust, and redesign elements of your site with a minimum of effort * Upload your site to the Web and take full advantage of Dreamweaver MX's amazing site management tools
In addition, the final stages of the book will lead you step by step through the often daunting process of acquiring a web address for your site, and setting up somewhere to host your new design masterpiece, as well as giving you some expert tips on how to avoid some of the pitfalls of designing for the Web.
From Photoshop to Dreamweaver is the first book to recognise the unique partnership these two industry-leading tools offer you, the designer. In this book, we've used the latest versions of these tools: Photoshop 7 and Dreamweaver MX, but the principles and guidance provided remain the same and most steps can be achieved with earlier versions of these tools.