Since we are now in week 9 of the course, this morning I thought a round up of some Image Ready tutorials that may be useful for my students and are applicable to this mornings lesson.
Also listed are some odd links to articles that i have found recently that pertain to areas of discussion in class.
ImageReady tutorials online
Interfaces and ImageReady explains how to slice a Photoshop image into an web interface. Please note what is said about PNG file format on page 2
The use of PNGs is controversial. Based on a newer graphical standard, PNGs are not supported by all browsers and have a tendency to sport quite large filesizes.
Accessibility Alert on this technique:
With any slice you create you should also add Alternate text. To do this
select the desired slice and add alt text using the Slice Palette which you can pull up by going to Window > Slice. Type in the Alt Text in the Alt field.
Building a website with Photoshop and Dreamweaver by Colin Smith is a great tutorial which covers Preparing the background, adding the design elements, preparing rollovers, slicing in ImageReady, rollovers in ImageReady, optimizing and publishing Imageready, bringing it into Dreamweaver, and turning the page into a website Dreamweaver.
A selection of ImageReady tutorials from Vecpix
One-Day ImageReady Tutorial by Michael Kay of Web Monkey
Animation in Adobe Photoshop / ImageReady shows you how to create an animation using Adobe ImageReady. Animations can be exported as an animated GIF or Macromedia Flash file.
Here is another Animation primer
Using the same principal you can create fade in and fade out effect see Creating a Fade-in Fade-out Effect in ImageReady by Fast Hacking
Here is a cluster of tutorials on animation effects in ImageReady
Adobe ImageReady Droplet Tutorial which enables you do batch processing
Here is another on creating Optimization Droplets
Found through the week
John Tokash’s Aggcompare compares RSS aggregators.
It is crucial to ask who you are creating a website for. In How To Create Pen Portraits and Understand Your Target Audience Chris Garrett discusses pen portraits as a way to visualise who your audience/readers are. This is a marketing technique but many visual artists who are developing an online presence will find it useful to stop and think about who it is they are trying to communicate with.