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Design

Programs for making images

i am in the process of making a website and i want to make it look good. if anyone at treehouse could tell me what they used for the website waters class to make the wallpaper and buttons, or some tips on doing any of this, that would be great!

thanks

11 Answers

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

For the buttons they used anchor tags with and "href": like this

<a href="your other webpage here">the name that goes on the button here</a>

But I don't remember anything about wallpaper.

i know about all that kind of stuff, im wondering how to actually design the stuff. you need a different program for doing so.

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

You could do that stuff using css. But if you already knew that and wanted to design more intricate things that would be too hard to do in code. Then you should buy "Adobe Photoshop" or "Adobe Illustrator".

Hope that helped.

dylan kane There are sites where you can get premade backgrounds... but I think you were asking about creation software... Most likely Adobe PhotoShop and/or illustrator were used... If you don't want to drop the coin for photoshop, there's a program called "Gimp" that's free, and is similar to photoshop.

I prefer Adobe's Creative Suite (which includes PhotoShop and Illustrator) to Gimp, but, it works perfectly fine for most.

Note to make seamless backgrounds from non-repetitive patterns, make your pattern, then double the canvas size in both width and height so that what you've created covers the upper-left 1/4 of the canvas, copy, rotate/flip and move to fill in the other 3/4 and you will have a seamless background.

alright thank you that was what i was looking for

i have photoshop dont worry, but thank you!

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

Illustrator would be good to get too if you wanted to make you website more responsive.

I agree with Chase James , Illustrator in an invaluable tool to have as well... It's got a steeper learning curve, but for Vector, it's the way to go.... I almost hate to admit it, but I occasionally draw in Flash too then port to Illustrator... it has a few tools and features that are really nice... like outline subtracting from overlays without having to mask, etc... but It's all about maximizing the efficiency of your workflow for a particular task...

i have all the adobe products, i have experience with photoshop, illustrator, after effects, dream weaver, and flash

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

WOW! I wish I knew all that!

haha thanks for the encouragement:) all it takes is some time, some interest, and some push.