Web Graphics and Scanning
Your website is a combination of graphics and information. If you are an
artist, graphics and images are even more important than the information
your site provides. The biggest mistake made on artist and art gallery
websites is images are too large and load slowly. Your images should small
as possible yet retain high quality. This is not often easy but this page
provides information that will help you to understand web graphics and
Start with the first link in each section, because favorite sites are listed first.
Graphics and Image Editing Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6
is the number one professional image editing program.
difficult to learn and expensive. I've used it for Photoshop years and like it.
Please note that some of the software programs mentioned may have been updated, and it
is always best to purchase the most recently released software.
Adobe now has a cloud system for software distribution, and we recommend it.
- Photoshop CS6
- Adobe Photoshop CS6 - Mac
Adobe Illustrator CS6
is a software program that's used to create web graphics and other graphics in a vector format.
It's widely in the graphics and print industry.
- Illustrator CS6
- Illustrator CS6 - Mac
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is a lower cost option for image editing, and
worth a look
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 (Windows and Mac)
The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers
Adobe Photoshop CS Down & Dirty Tricks
Adobe Photoshop Master Class
by John Paul Caponigro
How to Create Smaller Graphics
Optimizing Web Graphics - Compression and Optimization Tips
List of several articles regarding graphics and making them smaller from about.com.
You will also find other interesting links on the topic of graphics.
OptiView: Formerly called GIF Wizard reduces GIFs, JPGs and BMPs up to 90% without sacrificing quality.
I have not looked at this product in some time, it might be outdated.
NetmechanicGifBot: Submit your images for reduction.
Submit a web page and get back a list the images needing to be optimized.
The best product to use for optimizing your images is one of the Adobe products.
We use Photoshop and save a graphics as web images. It is fast and work well.
Tips on Scanning Images
A Few Scanning Tips by Wayne Fulton.
The purpose is to offer some scanning tips and hints, help with fundamentals
and other basic scanning information to help you get the most from your
scanner. How it works, for those that want to know. Includes Scanning 101 as
well as advanced scanning tips.
About.com Scanning Tips
Digital Art Information Site, it includes Scanning Tip and Guidelines with links to several useful applications.
Art Crimes - Scanning Tips for Web Images
I just found this website and it looks like it has some valuable information so I'm adding them the section. They're using a shareware program called
Graphic Converter to optimize images.
Photoshop Tutorials and Resource Sites
Other Sections on Creating Websites
- Creating a Website- Getting Started
- Web Graphics and Scanning
- Web Maintenance and Site Tune-Ups
- Marketing and Promoting Your Website
- Designing Your Website
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August 23, 2016
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