Design a web album using Adobe Photoshop- Part 2 Written by Robert
So let's begin crunching down these 300 images using Adobe Photoshop from start to finish. When I say 'crunching', to some 300 images may seem like allot, but it's not. I have done jobs for clients that have 100,000 plus images. When you have that many images to produce there are other programs I use that are designed for this. We’ll cover that another day.
To this point we have ensured that our images are web ready, cropping, retouching, watermarking, etc. So let's get at it. I will assume that we are all using Adobe Photoshop version 6 or greater.
First we will go to 'file' menu and select 'Automate" shown here http://weprintcolors.com/screens/screen_dw_create_photo_menu.htm . Now you are ready to create theme of your photo album by filling in required textfields. Remember to be as brief and descriptive as possible, as this information gets published on all html pages generated by Photoshop. This is where Photoshop is seems to offer more that Dreamweaver. You will notice first pull down menu ‘styles’. There are many different horizontal and vertical styles available. The second menu allows you to enter an email address that you may want to be available to your visitors. However, I advise against it. Remember that thing called SPAM.
Design web album and deployment using Adobe and Macromedia- Part 1 Written by Robert Kennedy
Here's my mission: Completely install a customer example photo gallery found here http://www.cardprinting.net/. The basic process starts from Adobe Illustrator CS or Corel Draw 12. This is format we save all our customer's work. There are aprrox. 300 files I need to access, export and create a fully navigatable photo album.
Here's how I did it. Instead of opening each file in its native program I tried opening CDR and AI files in Adobe Photoshop. Guess what? It works with ai files but not cdr files. Why is this important? Because 90% of my files are in ai format! Illustrator only allows you to open 1 file at a time, Photoshop allows you to open as many as your computer's resources can handle. At same time Photoshop converts each vector based image to a bitmap, which is required for web. Now, you could create a course of 'actions' to complete this more efficiently, but I want to remove or retouch some undesirable from each image. I am a 'perfectionist' so I want these images looken good AND loading fast for web. Personally I find Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Fireworks offer best export filters for web.
So now I have 300 images looken good, properly cropped and