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Slicing and Saving Graphics in Photoshop for Use on the Web

Images are the number one leader of average bandwidth usage. Usually itís because the images that load on every single page are typically between a total of 60k and a total of 500k. That can easily make your bandwidth usage add up to beyond your limit per month. So what Iím going to be showing you is how you can cut your imageís file sizes in half, if not more.

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By: James Murray
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July 27, 2004
  1. · Slicing and Saving Graphics in Photoshop for Use on the Web
  2. · Butcher your Graphics
  3. · I Like my Graphics Sliced Thin
  4. · Functional Formats
  5. · Please, Save Me!
  6. · Last Words

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When you're getting ready to slice your images, it usually helps to set up your guidelines then slice them. You may also notice that after youíve made a slice, youíll see little ďalmost guidelinesĒ that show where the edges of the off screen slices are.

Always take color samples of the colors that youíll be using from your saved image because after compression, the colors may not be the same as those used in the actual Photoshop document. When you edit your HTML in your HTML editor, itís usually easier to create a totally new document and make a table with the images youíve save than it is to edit the one that is produced by Photoshop.

I hope Iíve helped you learn a little more about Photoshop and the tools it has for web layouts, and how to slice and save your images for use on the web. If you use this method of slicing and saving, youíll usually notice a 60% file size reduction on your images file sizes, which means your bandwidth will last longer.

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