Adobe Training Overview|
Students will learn concepts and techniques for optimizing images for display on the Internet.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
Completion of the Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Basic Skills 1 and 2 courses, or equivalent knowledge.
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
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.
Students enrolling in this course should understand the tools, techniques, and concepts covered in the Photoshop 6.0 Basic Skills 1 and 2 courses, and should be interested in learning concepts and techniques for optimizing Web graphics.
You will need
See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.
- At least 64 MB of RAM.
- At least 125 MB of free hard-disk space to install software, and an additional 25 MB to run the course.
- A Pentium® class processor.
- Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0.
- A color monitor with 256-color (8-bit) or greater video card (24-bit color recommended).
- A mouse or compatible tracking device.
- A CD-ROM drive.
- Adobe Photoshop 6.
- Adobe ImageReady 3.
In addition, you will need printers if you want to print the images created in the course
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 both 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 your monitor, 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 appropriately 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 6 Basic Skills 1 is the first course in this series, and is followed by Photoshop 6 Basic Skillls 2. This course, Photoshop 6 Web Production, can be taken immediately after the Basics 1 and 2 courses. Students who want to learn techniques for increasing their efficiency and create a variety of interesting effects should take Photoshop 6 Tips & Tricks. Students who want to learn to use Photoshop’s color correction features, and to prepare images for print should take Photoshop 6 Color Correction & Printing.
Adobe Training Course duration
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Web Image Preparation
Lesson 2: Optimizing Images
- HTML and Image Files
- Web Image Resolution Units
- Controlling File Size
Lesson 3: Preparing for Cross-Platform Viewing
- Format Specifications
- Optimizing Images
Lesson 4: Web Page Layout and Slicing
- Color Management for the Web
- Compensating for Display Differences Across Platforms
- Managing Dithering
Lesson 5: Animation
- Web Design Uses for Photoshop and ImageReady
- Creating a Rough Web Page Layout
- Creating Tiled Web Page Backgrounds
- Slicing Images
- Planning Animations
- Creating an Animated GIF