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Adobe ImageStyler in depth
Gray, Daniel, 1961-
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Albany, NY : Coriolis Group Books, 1999.
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398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
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A book/CD-ROM package on a Web graphics creation tool, for both new and experienced users. Coverage includes texture, backgrounds, JavaScript rollovers, Web interface, working with other applications, and animation. Appendices give examples of fonts, image mattes and shapes, and seamless textures. The CD-ROM contains original artwork, and demo and shareware software. Gray has written many books on graphics and Internet topics and software. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Daniel Gray has spent his entire career in the graphics trenches, working on the Web since 1995 and writing computer books and articles since 1990.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 What's On The Menu?p. 1
The Toolboxp. 1
The File Menup. 14
The Edit Menup. 19
The View Menup. 22
The Object Menup. 23
The Layer Menup. 30
The Window Menup. 31
The Floating Palettesp. 32
Chapter 2 ImageStyler's Mojo Methodologyp. 47
Working With Color And Gradientsp. 47
Working With Shapesp. 53
Working With Textp. 62
Working With Layersp. 65
Creating Image Mapsp. 69
Exporting Basic Filesp. 70
Chapter 3 3D And Texture--Get Bumpy!p. 75
Creating 3D Effects With ImageStylerp. 75
Working With Texturesp. 83
Texture Creator--Command The Elementsp. 87
KPT Seamless Welder--Make Some Sparksp. 89
Terrazzo--Tilemaker Supremep. 90
Chapter 4 Background Checkp. 101
Background Basicsp. 101
Vertically Striped Backgroundsp. 103
Horizontally Striped Backgroundsp. 115
Full-Page Backgroundsp. 118
Background Bitsp. 119
Chapter 5 The Magic Of Stylesp. 123
Style Basicsp. 123
Fun With Distortion, Filters, And Opacityp. 125
The iStyler Depotp. 138
Managing Stylesp. 151
Chapter 6 Cooking Up A Batchp. 153
Batch Basicsp. 153
The Batch Button Depotp. 160
Stupid Batch Tricksp. 166
Chapter 7 JavaScript Rollovers--Sit Up And Bark!p. 169
How Rollovers Workp. 169
Creating Rolloversp. 171
Rollover Depotp. 178
Rollover Miscellanyp. 203
Chapter 8 It Slices, It Dices, It Builds HTML Layouts!p. 205
Export And Slicing Methodsp. 205
Export Format Tweaks And Techniquesp. 216
Building Full-Page Layoutsp. 222
Chapter 9 Web Interface In Your Facep. 229
The Three Facesp. 229
Define Page Structurep. 235
Streamline Navigational Systemsp. 238
Consider Typographyp. 240
Accommodate Advertisingp. 243
Frames When Appropriatep. 243
Nav Structure Depotp. 245
Chapter 10 Working With Other Applicationsp. 251
Working With Vector-Illustration Applicationsp. 251
Working With Bitmap-Editing Applicationsp. 255
Working With HTML Layout Applicationsp. 257
Chapter 11 Adobe ImageReady--Hi-Perf Pixel Processorp. 269
Image Optimization And Previewp. 270
Accurate Image Slicingp. 272
(Too) Precise Image Mapsp. 275
Quality Typographyp. 277
Simple, Seamless Tilingp. 278
Painless Batch Processingp. 280
Layer-Based Animationp. 282
Chapter 12 Creating Animation With ImageStylerp. 285
GIFmation Basicsp. 286
Using GIFmation Alongside ImageStylerp. 293
Animation Depotp. 295
Additional Animation Programsp. 298
Appendix A ImageStyler Keyboard Shortcutsp. 301
Macintosh Keyboard Shortcutsp. 302
PC Keyboard Shortcutsp. 304
Appendix B The Fontsp. 307
Appendix C Image Mattes And Shapesp. 331
Working With Image Mattesp. 331
Appendix D Seamless Texturesp. 355
Indexp. 385