Lynda.com really seems to turn this into a habit. I guess with all the free courses out there, they felt the need to provide the same but for a limited period of time. It’s also a marketing technique, I am sure, but nevertheless the courses they offer for free are much appreciated and are generally of very high quality.
So is the new Web Design in Photoshop course offered fr free by Lynda.com between August 24 and September 14. That’s roughly 3 weeks which is an impressive offer given the quality of the course and the topic. Being among others a web designer myself I can assure you that this is indeed one of the very few great courses you can find on the internet regarding this topic. You will find tutorials. Not one, but thousands. But few of those are done the way Lynda.com does it. Interesting, to the point, and very educational. It’s one thing for someone to show you step by step how to do a particular design, which very many people do, and it’s another to offer a structured course that not only helps you through the steps of creation but also explains the techniques and best practices.
So, join Justin Seeley as he reveals how designers can create vibrant web graphics, wireframes, and complete web site mockups in Adobe Photoshop. The course covers creating a custom web workspace for maximum efficiency; drawing, coloring, and optimizing web graphics; creating vector shapes and text that scale seamlessly; mastering transparency; building navigation bars and buttons; and speeding up these tasks with the Photoshop automation tools.
- Customizing a web workspace
- Decoding the mysteries behind screen size and resolution
- Coloring web graphics
- Using layers and layer comps effectively
- Working with transparency
- Creating wireframes on a grid
- Styling text
- Creating image sprites
- Optimizing images as JPEG, GIF, or PNG files
- Integrating with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite
Design away! 🙂