I want to start to learn how to do web design. And I need a tutorial that teaches the ways of doing the most popular tricks and effects (the ones like the 3D effects) with Photoshop which are being commonly used in lots of web site designs.
But I need to learn very fast (about 3-7 days). So only need a simple tutorial which can help me by explaining step by step some common and elementary things.
Please advice me a website or a link to download some articles.
Thanks in advance!
Also, it wouldn't hurt you to go grab a template that's already done in Photoshop and HTML so you can dissect it. My advice is don't spend much time in the advanced stuff if you need to start learning the basics, especially if you're trying to produce something on a deadline. You have to do what you have to do right now. If you take the Dreamweaver route, don't get lazy and continue letting it do everything for you. Learn the HTML/CSS syntax. It will help you plan your sites when you're designing them in Photoshop. If you're going to start with Photoshop, learn about slices and Save for Web features. Also set up your grid preferences to have grid lines every pixel, 5 pixels, 10 pixels or whatever you need.
Take these tutorials:
http://net.tutsplus.com/site-builds/from-psd-to-html-building-a-set-of-website-designs-step-by-step/ (you'll spend a lot of time at this web site with it's articles)
Continue your google search with this phrase: psd to html tutorial
Good luck my friend.
You should be able to tell from the URL that this is a good link.
hey, you cant just learn web design in 3 - 7 days, but you can start by going to css-tricks.com, they have some good tutorials on how to design websites in photoshop then convert it into xhtml, also some tutorials on how to create wordpress templates and alot on CSS. so start there, then go to w3schools website and you can use the html, xhtml, css references they have alot of explanation on various website code etc. very useful. but as i said dont expect to learn everything in 3 - 7 days. but good luck.
It's been 2 years that I am completely in Web Design and other stuff but I am still learning new things and new tricks. I mean you can learn most things in 3-7 days but w/o practice you can't do lots of things and it gets to be bothering. So instead of learning, implementing what you have learned is the thing taking time. So, I think if I were you I won't believe such books because sometimes just a little error takes whole time. So I recommend you to apply what you learn after learning. That's the key point to learn things actually.
For learning Photoshop "tricks" (techniques) I have found no better tutorial for free than Bert Monroy at Pixel Perfect, but that is PS specific and nothing to do with webs. Your question said "tricks and effects... with Photoshop" so I'm not sure if this is what you want or not.