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Adobe Photoshop CS4: Web Production

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Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Web Production

Course Specifications

Course number: 084062
Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

You know how to use the features in Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 to enhance and modify images to meet your requirements. Now, you would want to create and work with images to be used on the web pages. In this course, you will use Photoshop to create and optimize images for the web. You will also stage web page components, arrange them aesthetically, and add interactivity to them. Finally, you will export the web page consisting of interactive images so that you can view and test their functionality in Internet browsers.

Course Objective: You will set Photoshop’s unit preferences and save files in different formats to see how well each one balances image quality with file size reduction. You will then calibrate your system’s color display. You will also use Photoshop as part of creating finished web pages and export individual slices and create an HTML web page that displays a table containing the sliced sections. Finally, you will use the Save for Web & Devices feature to create and optimize animations for the web and mobile devices.

Target Student: This course is intended for web professionals with a basic knowledge of Photoshop who are interested in using Photoshop for web production.

Prerequisites: To ensure students' success with this course, we recommend that they have a familiarity with Photoshop or take the following Element K course: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Level 1.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel® Centrino®, Intel® Xeon®, or Intel® Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor.
  • 512 MB RAM or above.
  • 1 GB hard-disk space to install software, and an additional 500 MB to run the course.
  • Color monitor with 16-bit or greater video card; 24-bit color recommended.
  • Mouse or any other compatible tracking device.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution.
  • CD-ROM drive.
  • Display system to project the instructor's computer screen.

Platform Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP or higher

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2
  • Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 Extended

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • prepare images for the web.
  • optimize images by saving them in different formats and applying transparency to them.
  • apply color management techniques, adjust images, and ensure color consistency to create images that are attractive to the widest possible audience who use different platforms such as Windows® and Macintosh®.
  • create web page layouts.
  • export a web page.
  • create animations for the web and mobile devices.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Preparing Web Images
Topic 1A: Understand Images for Web
Topic 1B: Reduce File Size

Lesson 2: Optimizing Images
Topic 2A: Optimize Photographic Images
Topic 2B: Optimize Flat Color Graphics and Illustrations
Topic 2C: Apply Transparency Settings

Lesson 3: Preparing Images for Cross-Platform Viewing
Topic 3A: Set Up Color Management for the Web
Topic 3B: Alter Images for Displaying Across Platforms
Topic 3C: Snap to Web-Safe Colors

Lesson 4: Creating Web Page Layouts
Topic 4A: Create a Web Page
Topic 4B: Create Web Page Backgrounds
Topic 4C: Draw Editable Vector Shapes
Topic 4D: Create Effects

Lesson 5: Exporting a Web Page
Topic 5A: Prepare a Web Page for Export
Topic 5B: Export a Web Page

Lesson 6: Creating Animations for Web and Mobile Devices
Topic 6A: Create Frame Animations
Topic 6B: Create Timeline Animations
Topic 6C: Save Animations
Topic 6D: Preview Animations on Mobile Devices

More Information
SKU 084062IE
Days Of Training 1.0
Course Number SELECT
Page Count 158
Product Type Print Courseware
Isbn 1424612306
Publication Date 2009-03-30 00:00:00
Curriculum Library Photoshop
Secondary Category Adobe Creative
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