Web design : Make your photos look great in web design
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"I found this course very useful. Thanks to gained knowledge on Photoshop's techniques I can not only improve my website but also preserve my private photos in a better quality. Techniques are very easy to learn and thanks to them I want to know Photoshop better. The teacher was very straight to the point and his methods were very clear and fun at the same time. I'm waiting for more courses :-)"
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Say you are working on a web design for a client and they want to use specific images that they supplied. But you can see that their quality isn't all that good and they can really mess up your design. Or You're just struggling with the photos Your auntie sent You, so You can make them prettier, 'cause You are so good at computers, but not that great at Photoshop. Well, here you will learn some simple and easy techniques that will make your photos look great in a web design or just in Your family photo album. And you will learn how to get great results with just a few simple clicks.
The techniques we'll discover are super easy and yet very effective, so even a complete newbie shouldn't have problems following along.
First part of this course is reserved for Photoshop: You'll learn how to resize images and canvas, how to effectively use Levels and Curves, how to add a, very trendy, retro effect and much more. Basically You will see how to make Your photos look great with just a few clicks!
In the second part you'll learn how to use Illustrator to incorporate images into a web design project: how to place images, how to clip them etc.
This course is also about smooth workflow between Photoshop, as a photo editing software and Illustrator as a web design software. So, if You're one of those designers who have, by far, been using Illustrator for desktop publishing or logo design projects and You want to expand Your skillset, well this is the course for You, too!
So, what You're waiting for? If You're serious about starting out as web designer or you're just looking for simple techniques to make virtually any photo look great with just a few clicks, don't wait any longer! Enroll in this course and make Your work easier and faster!
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|Section 1: The basics|
The quickest way to resize an image is by using the keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+T, which is the same as going to the Edit menu and choosing Free Transform command.
Change the canvas size size instead changing the image size - this way of working will allow You to fit the image properly on the canvas and make it look great!
Cropping removes a part of an image, that in some way can be distracting and hence unnecessary. It helps the viewer in better understanding of the situation portrayed in the photo. In other words, it helps to focus on what's most important in an image.
Let's take a look at opening and placing images inside a Photoshop document and also the usefulness of a great Photoshop extension - Mini Bridge. It's also vital to properly organize you work when handling multiple images and it's really easy when you discover and start arranging your photos the right way.
Save for web command is a bit like a little new piece of software in itself. What's most important for us is the file format we will choose upon saving the image, its quality if we are using jpg and the image size. Thanks to this command we can also preview an image in a web browser and also check how long will it take to download!
Resizing the canvas allows us to not only get the right image dimensions, but also nicely balanced composition.
|Section 2: Make any photo look better with just a few clicks|
In this video we will take a look at some simple techniques on how to make almost any photo look better with just a few clicks. For that we'll see how to use some adjustment layers like threshold, levels and curves.
Retro look is back also in web design so I want to show you how to create a retro effect in three simple steps. This effect is very prominent, especially in many modern blog designs, especially fashion blog designs. It's a nice a way to add that special something to the images, to create a special atmosphere and, at the same time, it's really easy to do!
|Section 3: Photoshop and Illustrator integration|
Let's learn to work with images inside Adobe Illustrator and we will do that based on a web design example I got ready for you. If you're not familiar with Adobe Illustrator I highly recommend you taking my course on learning Adobe Illustrator, available here on Udemy
Get to know clipping masks and how to use them in terms of working with images in Illustrator and what are the practical benefits of using them in a web design.
Most of You have probably heard of paid stock photo resources, but in the past few years there has been quite a big rise in sites providing high quality stock images for free. Basically there are two kinds of free stock photos sites and what makes them different is the fact, that in some of them you have to join their newsletter and the photos are sent to you every month, every fortnight etc. And from other sites you can download the images freely. But I think that the best sites are those that browse through free images sites vaults for you, so you don't have to.
Let's summarize what we've learned. We know how to quickly transform the images the easy and effective way by using some nice tricks. We've learnt what are the differences between canvas and image size and what are the benefits of changing the canvas instead of trying to fit an image inside the canvas. We also know how to crop an image and we got to know some helpers, that make our photos look better composed. We also know how to straighten an image.
Connect with the author...That's me:)
I've been using graphical software for many years now and I've recently decided to share my knowledge with others and I always try to do it in a straight-to-the-point kind of way with a touch of entertainment.
To tell you the truth I never thought of taking up a career as a teacher of any kind. In fact, I was always reluctant to agree with people, who always encouraged me to teach, saying: You should be a teacher!
But here I am and I am really enjoying it!
At first I started learning Photoshop. Then it was Illustrator and logo design principles. I kind of stuck with these two programs for a few years to eventually start learning web development through Dreamweaver and Wordpress.
My decision to start teaching was based on the quality of trainings and tutorials I saw and participated in. I thought to myself: Man. I really could do this!
So here I am now, online on Udemy and offline, in my home city.