Lutterworth, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 04, 2009 -- There are many time saving devices available that make developing and creating web sites far quicker. One piece of software that provides this is Adobe Photoshop. How to use this software to improve your web design development is the feature of The Creare Group's weekly video blog.
Nick Rinylo (Search Engine Optimisation Consultant) and James Bavington (Web Designer) have previously provided their viewers with many tips on creating or improving new and existing websites.
This week James discusses using Photoshop Actions, a series of events within Photoshop that can be used to record a process of batch updates in and files and folders that are then easily accessible for future projects.
Using Photoshop Actions you can save time by creating the same effect for all of your images within your website.
An example of this would be through titles or effects of a photo, such as making an image black and white. By then saving this action in files and folders, in time to come if you wish to create the same effect on new photos, you can access these folders that will then explain how you created that effect.
In simple terms, Photoshop Action allows you to record and repeat changes, such as resizing of images, to apply to future projects.
This tool is ideal for those companies that possess stock images that they wish to appear as thumbnails or with certain effects on their site. Resizing an image doesn't need to be done individually with Photoshop Actions. Simply record the process using one, then repeat the action for the others, even if it's hundreds!
For businesses such as shops, that will have constant update of images added to their onsite gallery, this tool is a perfect tool for any web designer that has many projects on at once and needs to keep things;
a) Organised b) Saved for future reference.
"As a web designer I find this tool extremely helpful for website development. I thought it was worth sharing via our blog so those that have had difficulty with resizing a number of images, can do so efficiently." James Bavington Web Designer
The Creare Group have a number of helpful video blogs that explain and advise on different areas of web design and Search Engine Optimisation, that can be found on their You Tube channel.