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Working solutions for the graphics professional
Peeking beneath the hood of your graphics! Do your eyes drop when you hear the word vector? Are you mystified when some of your images compress to tiny files and others break every size rule in the book? This article will blow the fog away on several confusing graphic terms and operations. No math degree required. We're giving you the stripped down facts that will improve the quality of your graphics and reduce your production time. See Graphic Underworld: Looking Behind the Pretty Pictures.
Bring your pages to life! Often, tiny additions to your site can make the difference between ho-hum and Wow! Learn how to quickly create graphics elements and work them into your sites for extra impact and easier navigation. Not only will your work look better for using these suggestions, your work will proceed much faster. Better work less time not one to miss. Graphic Lifts: Little Enhancement for Pro Results.
There go the gradients! In the third and final article on gradient fills we look at CorelDraw (fountain fills) and Macromedia Flash. Did you know that CorelDraw can produce a gradient outline? Well ... almost ... it is a gradient, but then it isn't an outline anymore. You have to see it! Did you know that Flash gradients can have transparency assigned to each color? Take a look! Gradient Vector Fills/Blends 2.
How do gradients and blends work with vectors? Find out how to make the gradient fill of your dreams. Get these powerful effects working for you in Illustrator and Freehand with Gradient Vector Fills/Blends 1.
Great Text Examples! Inspiration can be hard to come by, but this collection of Web sites featuring excellent text use will get your creative mind racing. Fire up your creativity with Text on Display.
Master those gradient fills! This first installment of a three part series takes you through Photoshop, PaintShop Pro and Fireworks. Next time it will be Illustrator, Freehand and then finally CorelDraw and Flash. Get gradient fills working for you.
Typography for the Web! Typography is very rewarding for the designer. Raise your "pro" level with typography.
More navigation graphics! From sites that are special because they are simple, to navigation running several layers deep, here are samples to inspire ideas for your next project. Navigation Graphics 2. And if you missed the first part, check out Navigation Graphics 1.
Glass is hot! Learn to build glass buttons in Photoshop and PaintShop Pro. The first in an ongoing navigation button series. Glass buttons.
Digging deeper into masks: Two weeks ago we opened a subject that tortures many graphic artists masks. This week, we are digging deeper into the mysteries of masks and wander carefully into (gasp) channels. They aren't so hard ... really! Masks 2.
Demystifying masks: Though masks can be confusing they are really quite simple, as you will see in this, the first of a two part series on masks. Take a break and practice with the techniques included. Masks.
Wow! Lynda Weinman in person ... well, in personal conversation with yours truly. Lynda Weinman.
Wendy Peck is a working Web designer and writer living in NW Ontario, Canada. http://wpeck.com.
Graphic Underworld: Behind the Images
Graphic Greats: Text on Display
Adobe Announces Photoshop 5.5
Created: August 7, 2000
Revised: August 7, 2000