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Lesson 9 – Part 10 – Using Photoshop Elements to Prepare your Images

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Now we’re going to look at Photoshop elements to prepare images. I don’t actually use Photoshop elements. I use Photoshop and I use it all the time. I’ve found that it’s the right tool for the job for me. I have a bunch of lessons on the site about Paint.net but that’s only really available

Lesson 9 – Part 8 – Optimizing Images for the Web

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Let’s talk about optimizing images for the web now. Image optimization is finding the right balance between file size and image quality. The reason why we optimize images is because first, we want to increase the speed of our web pages. Larger images and images that are bigger than necessary take up bandwidth and slow

What is “Transparency” and what are Transparent Graphics?

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This member asks what “Transparent” means in the context of web graphics. I offer a definition of transparency with respect to images. Then I describe the uses of a transparent graphic. I describe why I use the transparent image in the Thesis header image. I finally discuss appropriate file types for transparent images. Video Transcript