Photoshop for the Web at UNH

Photoshop for the Web

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.

What You Will Learn


Photoshop for the Web

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Rules of thumb for graphics on the web
    • File types, sizing, naming, etc.
  • Image optimization
    • JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Creating background images
  • Creating color schemes
  • Tips for designing web pages
  • Responsive images

Instructor Bios


Photoshop for the Web

  • Jim Roldan

    Jim Roldan

    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.

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