This tutorial walks you through some cool features of Paint Shop Pro’s versatile text-making tool, and shows you some groovy tips and tricks along the way!
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This Photoshop 4 tutorial (also works with later versions of Photoshop) is quite a big one. I’ll show you how to make one of those trendy menus that look like one image, but are in fact several images joined together, with each image changing as the mouse moves over them. Oh, words will never do – take a look at it in action!
In this tutorial, we’re going to look at the three common image formats used on the Web: GIF, JPEG and PNG. You’ll learn how these image formats work, and where to use each type of image in your Web pages.
As of version 5 and greater, Photoshop includes a very handy “Save for Web” command. This feature allows you to produce a copy of your image that is optimised for Web use. This means that the image file will be as small as possible, and that the image will use only Web-safe colours (if desired). Save for Web can produce GIF, JPEG, or PNG format images.
Get the idea?
When HTML frames were first introduced into Netscape 2 and IE 2.1, they were often criticized as ugly, slow and unmanageable. Thankfully, today’s browsers have come along way with their implementation of frames, and if properly used, frames can help to make a site more attractive and easier to navigate.
For example, a site can use one small frame for its navigation menu, with the main content displayed in a second, larger frame. The navigation frame remains the same while the main content frame changed to display the different content pages.
HTML frames can also be used in an arty way to position graphic elements on the screen.
The Photoshop Lighting Effects filter is one of the most powerful filters built into Photoshop. With it you can create fantastic 3D detail in your images. In this tip we’re going to show you various 3D effects applied to a simple button, using just the Lighting Effects filter and channels.
A lot of these effects can be achieved using the “Effects” options in Photoshop 5 or the “Layer Styles” options in Photoshop 6, but it’s still worth knowing the theory behind them, and this tutorial has lots of other goodies in too, so read on!
Photoshop’s gradient fill tool allows you to produce all sorts of effects, from subtle shading to wacky psychedelia. I’m going to show you how to use the gradient tool, make your own gradients, create 3d-like objects using gradient shading, and other fun-filled (haha!) stuff.
Fun-FILLED. Geddit? Oh, why do I bother…
This tutorial covers the basics of uploading your website using GlobalSCAPE’s CuteFTP for Windows. It was written using CuteFTP 4, but the tutorial should also be useful for users of later versions.
Style sheets (or to give them their full title, cascading style sheets or CSS) are becoming more and more common on the Web. They were first introduced in a limited form to Internet Explorer 3.0, and are recognised by nearly all modern browsers.
This tutorial will show you what style sheets are, when to use them, and (hopefully) how to use them!