This workshop will use Adobe Photoshop to explore how to create and optimize gif, transparent gif, jpeg, and png files for use on the web.
Learn about when to use what file format; jpeg compression; ppi; color palette options; the secrets to great web photos and images; and techniques for creating optimized background images. You'll also explore Photoshop's powerful layers feature and get an introduction and examples of how to use Photoshop as a tool for creating advanced website designs.
Familiarity with using Adobe Photoshop is required. Some understanding of CSS and HTML is helpful, but not necessary.
Bring a USB drive to save your completed work.
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This workshop will take place in a computer lab where students will have individual access to a desktop computer and all necessary software applications.
Bring a USB thumbdrive to save any projects you start in class.
Jim Roldan is a New Hampshire-based visual artist, illustrator and educator. He received his bachelor's degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and his master's degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. His illustrations have been published in Boston Magazine, Yankee, Philadelphia Weekly, Merrimack Valley Magazine, and Business New Hampshire. He has created both traditional and digital art for Agfa/Monotype, Anthem Healthcare, BASF, The Boston Pops, Concord Academy, Endowment for Health, Foss Manufacturing, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott Corporation, Mercury Systems, Mount Washington Hotel, Pace Law School, St. Anselm's College, St. Paul's School, Saratoga Springs Tourism Bureau, UNH Law School, White Mountain Puzzles, and others. Jim currently teaches at both New Hampshire Institute of Art and Southern New Hampshire University. He is a past president and current board member of the New Hampshire Creative Club.