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!
How to produce great graphics in Adobe Photoshop.See also:
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.
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…
Photoshop’s “zoom” facility is very versatile and allows you to zoom in and out of an image in many different ways. You can even have different views of the same document open at once, with different zoom levels!
This quick tutorial shows you how to read various useful details about an image in Photoshop, such as its width, its height, and its file size.