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Adobe ImageReady 7 Tutorial

Adobe ImageReady 7 is a wonderful web production tool that allows you to create animation, image maps, web banners and backgrounds, and web layouts, and slice up and optimize graphics for faster downloading, as well as many exciting new features. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Mario Leone will guide you through 9 hours of exciting instruction as he helps you learn how to make ImageReady 7 work for you. You will start with the basics, including the interface and the tools. You will then move on to working with text and images, and then will learn about layers and slicing. Other topics covered in this tutorial include color saturation, masking, and animating. You will even learn how to automate actions, how to create wireless images, about filters and special effects you can use, and how to integrate ImageReady 7 with other Adobe software, such as Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10, and LiveMotion. To start learning, simply click on one of the movie topics below.

Whats New?

What is Image Ready?
System Requirements for Mac and PC
What are some of the New Features?
Overview of Tools
Understanding Palettes
Image Windows
Preview in A Browser
Understanding the Toolbar and Views and Menus
Understanding the Canvas
Understanding Color Picker and Color Palettes
The History Pallete
Preview in Other Browser

Working With Images and Text

File Types and Bit Depth Overview
Pixel and Vector Graphics VS Bitmap
Screen Areas and Monitor Resolution
Working with the Canvas
Cropping Images
Edit Transform Menu 1
Edit Transform Menu 2
Paragraph / Character Palette
Paragraph Palette
Character Palette 1
Character Palette 2
Warp Text

Selecting Images

Selecting Images
Selecting Mr. Veggie Man 1
Selecting Mr. Veggie Man 2
Selecting Mr. Veggie Man 3
Select Similar
Drawing with Selections
Saving a Selection


Output settings HTML
Output settings Slices
Output settings Image Maps
Output Settings Background and Saving Files
Understanding Color Palettes
Transparency 1
Transparency 2
Definitions for Compressing
Interlacing and Color Table
Compressing a Gif
Understanding Dither and Dither Options
What is Banding and how to Cure it?
Knocking Out Colors on a Transparent Gif
Compressing a Photo

Working with Layers and Slicing

Understanding Layers
Aligning and Linking Layers
Stacking Order and Layer Effects
Building a Basic Navigation Bar
Creating a Web Layout
Organizing Type Layers
Importing Elements and Graphics
Placing Type for Finishing Touch
Basic Slicing and Naming
Types of Slices
Slice Preferences
Adding Type and Compression

Image Maps and Rollovers

What is a Rollover and the types
Rollover types in Action
Standard Rollovers
Layer Based Rollovers
Unifying Layers with Rollovers
What is an Image Map?
Creating an Image Map
Creating a Layer Based Image Map

Color Correction

Hues Saturation
Brightness Contrast and Variations
Photo Correction Techniques 1
Photo Correction Techniques 2
Photo Correction Techniques 3
Photo Correction Techniques 4
Photo Correction Techniques 5

Painting and Masking

Painting Tools
Compositing and Masking
Compositing and Masking 2
Type Masking (Group with Previous)

Animation Overview

Tweening Concept
Tweening and the Animation Palette
Animating Colors with Layers
Animating Warped Text
Basic Animation
Animating a Scale Effect
Animating Layer Effects
Animating Ripple Effect
Animating Mask
Animating a Blur
Building a Basic Banner and Compression
Creating the Banner from Layers

Background Images

Creating Background Tile
Background Tile 1
Background Tile 2
Background Tile Grid


What are Actions?
Creating an Action and Working with a History
Action Script Droplet
Optimize Palette Droplet
Scanning in to Image Ready
Importing Folder as Frames

Filters/Special FX

Text Glow FX
Working with Drop Shadows
Gradients and Type
Text Screen Effect
Layer Fx and Text Warp
Lightning Pattern 2
Creating a Style
Creating a Style
Lighting Fx
Working with Filters
Working with Type and Styles
Creating Types of Textures 1
Creating Types of Textures 2
Cork/Wood Texture
Strange Textures
Patchwork Texture and More
Creating a Displacement Map
Applying a Displacement Map with Many Filters
Sandstone Texture

Liquify Tools

Liquify Tools 1
Liquify Tools 2
Reconstructing modes
Liquify Tools in Action

Putting it all Together

Building Composition
Organizing and Slicing
Creating Rollovers
Animating and Adding Content
Compressing the Composition
Repairing Animations and Unifying Layers 1
Repairing Animations and Unifying Layers 2
Image Map Final Touch

Integration with Other Applications

Image Ready 7 with Illustrator 10
Image Ready 7 with Photoshop 7
Image Ready 7 with Photoshop 7 (File Types)
Image Ready 7 with Livemotion
Image Ready 7 with ATM/Adobe Type Manager Deluxe

Wireless Images

Creating a Wireless Image and Resources


Understanding Altercast

Photoshop Combined with Image Ready

Photoshop Tools and Interface
Creating Gradients
Creating Brushes
Using Channels
Pen Tool
Pattern Stamp Tool
Making a Texture
Notes and Audio Tool
Custom Shape Tool
Magnetic Lasso
Healing Brush and Patch Tool
Web Photo Gallery
Eye Dropper / Color Sampler and Measure Tool
Matting and Defringe
Replace Color
Selective Color
Extract Tool
Channel Mixer
Pattern Maker
Channels to Build an Interface
Slicing and Save for Web Feature
Picture Package
Printing with Preview
Creating Adjustment Layers
Gradient Map and File Browser


Resources for Graphic Artists

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