Web Graphic Art

If you’ve been studying the HTML and CSS, you will know how to embed a graphic image into a web page. That is web graphic. Logos are one of the most common uses of web graphics.

Most websites have a logo on every page. Logos are usually created using illustration software, such as Adobe Illustrator, then exported to GIF format. Photos are becoming increasingly popular too, especially with so many digital cameras and camera phones available these days.

Photos are usually either scanned into the computer, or imported directly from a digital camera. Once the photo is saved on the computer, you can make adjustments, re-size it, and then save it in JPEG format. Take a picture of your beloved cat beside her fancy best automatic cat litter box, edit it a bit and voila! you a beautiful header image for your website. Icons can help a website look more professional, as well as help users quickly identify the purpose of a link. Icons are usually created using illustration software, such as Adobe Illustrator, then exported to GIF format.

Decorative images are often used to do the bits that HTML and CSS can’t do. For example, diagonal lines and rounded corners. Decorative images are also commonly used for repeating backgrounds on web pages. Depending on the image, a decorative graphic can be created using illustration software such as Adobe Illustrator, or image editing software such as Photoshop or GIMP. It is then exported to GIF format.