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    VICTORY IS MINE! luchazard's Avatar
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    Question How can I make this...

    At TwistedHumor.com their is a upside down 'L' graphic w/ the menu, banner, ect.

    I have PS 6, and havnt started using it yet... so i'm really really new.

    How could I make this? It looks easy...

    THANKS

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    Pixels Matter! Jimknee's Avatar
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    You would make that as a single image and then slice it up for the web:

    http://www.scottw.co.uk/portfolio/html/slice.html

    Leave a space for the banner. (The banner image is separate.)


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    VICTORY IS MINE! luchazard's Avatar
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    yes i understand about slicing but how do actually make that image before slicing?? with the hole for the banner etc... i am very bad at PS so please bear w/ me. Is it a few easy steps??

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    Nah, its not a few easy steps

    That site's graphics are pretty good, (not really tough to do though), so if you've never used PS before, you would probably want to start playing with the pen tool so make those curvy shapes.

    I'd suggest you get a bit familiar with PS first.

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    VICTORY IS MINE! luchazard's Avatar
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    ok, any tutorials for the complete beginner?

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    Photoshop Ninja jonnya's Avatar
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    Yup, def pen tool to create path on that one (or create the curve outline in Freehand/Illustrator, and bring it in as an EPS).

    However, if you want some tutorial links to get you more comfortable with the application, here you go:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/

    http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop/

    http://www.ex.ac.uk/~jastaple/photos...archframe.html

    http://www.handson.nu/

    http://www.mccannas.com/pshop/photosh0.htm

    You will find loads if you use your favorite search engine, there is a-lot of shared knowledge out there, and Photoshop is quite a big beast to learn, but worth ever hour!
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    Yup, def pen tool to create path on that one (or create the curve outline in Freehand/Illustrator, and bring it in as an EPS)
    Fwiw, it's actually simpler to Copy/Paste the item from FH/Illustrator into Photoshop.

    Opening an EPS in Photoshop means having to calculate the pixel dimensions before it opens (unless you were working in pixel units in FH/Illi).
    It also creates a new document from it.

    Much simpler to Copy/Paste it into the Photoshop 'master' template.*
    With v6, you can still dynamically rescale/distort pasted vector items before committing it to raster form.
    Or you can paste it in as vectors and flatten later.

    (*I invariably work all the visuals up in PS first, bringing in any vector-built items straight from Illi)

    Anywho, just wanted to mention this as an alternative to the workflow mentioned above.
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    Photoshop Ninja jonnya's Avatar
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    True, true, the copy and paste thing works. HOWEVER, if you 'place' the eps, this will not create a new document. I agree that it is adventageous to keep the graphic as vector artwork for as long as possible though, so the copy and paste thing gives you more flexibility.
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    I often find that when I place an EPS, the colour goes all screwy, but if I copy/paste the colour is fine. This probably has something to do with me not having some kind of colour thing set up properly and if anyone can point to where I'm going wrong, I'd be happy to hear it.

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    Photoshop Ninja jonnya's Avatar
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    Ahhh, might be able to help here. If you are designing for web/on-screen work, make sure all your colours are RGB in your Illustrator/Freehand document... indeed CMYK colours seem to go a bit funny when you place an eps in an RGB document, and visa-versa (for RGB into CMYK).

    Also, make sure you have your colour settings in Photoshop right, in 6 they gave the colour settings a major overhaul, and it's as simple as choosing 'web graphics defaults' for web/on-screen work, and I use 'Europe Pre-press defualts' for print work (as I'm in Europe). These work VERY well, and I can vouch for that from a professional angle, as I recently did loads of colour correction/clipping path work for an ad agency, and the levels where perfect using these settings. Hope this helps!!
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    visit www.3dcafe.com

    and then in the free stuff section
    then choose tutorlials.

    There a many good tricks you can lern there.
    Don't blame me, I'm not perfect. giwdesign.com


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