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    MarleY
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    Unhappy Dumb Q.... photoshop/web development.

    When designing graphix for a webpage, I see that they are often broken up into many small parts. For ex. the border around a section. How is this done? Do you make the pic you want, then break it into pieces or create each piece individually? Is there any tutorials around that explains this process? And do you make the background, pic or whatever oversized, then shrink it or...? It just seems that when I make a graphic, then need for it to be larger, it looks really crappy when I increase its size.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    It is usually the standard to design as one large image and then crop it up.

    As to losing quality when you resize things, the best way to avoid this is to design in vector format in a package such as Illustrator as vectors resize without any loss of quality whatsover.

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    MarleY
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    Right on, thankyou very much.

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    You need to have an idea on what you are trying to acheive in the first place. This will come with experience. I've always found its saves time to do things to the size you want them finishing at.

    Have a look at other sites and look at the tables. You can do some great stuff. Programmes like fireworks now make it easier because with the slice tools it does all the hard work for you.


    Qamar

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    MarleY
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    When designing a webpage, how many diff progs do you use? Like photoshop, illustrator, fireworks, flash5...

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    I use:

    Freehand for all the vector drawings

    Photshop for touching up and manipulating images

    Flash for animation

    Fireworks for the final layouts before slicing

    Dreamweaver to put everything together.

    Sound like a lot but I find each bit of software has its own specialised uses.


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    I just use Photoshop (I'm too poor to afford other programs ;-) and HTML-Kit most of the time. I can achieve most anything I want with it, albeit with slightly more work involved, than when using a myriad of programs, too.

    Photoshop (and, of course, a text editor) is essential, then I'd say that either Flash or Illustrator would be the next.

    ~~Ian

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    I use Illustrator for my layouts, photoshop for touchups and effects, and fireworks to slice it up. Fireworks and Imageready (that comes with the newer versions of Photoshop) both are tools to "slice" the page you designed into smaller loadable parts and place them in tables and export to HTML so you just need open your favorite editor and add or take out what you want.

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    MarleY
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    wow, actually does sound like a lot...

    thx for the info guys!



    more dumb Qs to come............
    Last edited by MarleY; Feb 22, 2002 at 04:55.


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