I’ve been a member of this forum for a while, preferably in the webmaster and graphics sections, and as far back as I can remember, I wonder, concerning the design of websites; why not Photoshop?
Now don’t get me wrong. Photoshop is great for imagery enhancement and the like. A week before writing this, CNN provided an exclusive insight to how images of celebrities were enhanced using Photoshop:
But there’s more to it than that. Way more. As a matter of fact, its powerful features emphasize that websites don’t just have to be clever mix of squares and table-segmented designs (that is, a web page can be divided into constituent parts without a break in the overall image layout)
I have heard that fireworks is there. I use it too. And I don’t think I need to stress its importance. But anyone who is a veteran in both packages would agree without hesitation that Photoshop provides the flexibility that’s impossible with firework. Shortly put: Photoshop creates, fireworks delivers. From unique custom buttons, complete 3d interfaces, masked effects, design filters (which far exceed fireworks rudimentary ones), quality control and the like, if you can use Photoshop, you can always bring out an original concept, with detailed complex graphics, already optimized for fireworks to slice and export. And there’s no telling the possibilities one can do with flash and Photoshop, to that I testify: www.semeonline.com. Notice that the changing gradient background is IMPOSSIBLE to do in fireworks.
And to further stress my point, I’m currently working on a short feature movie using flash, to which Photoshop’s value is priceless. Its bound to come soon, so watch for it in the graphics section!
here's a web template I posted some time back. Everything below was in done in Photoshop.
I hope this steers web designers and graphic artists in the right direction
Did anyone see the words “Corel Draw” in my article? Enough said