Creating Graphics for the Web

NOTE: If you're designing or developing an IU departmental website, we strongly encourage you to use IU's WCMS. Learn more about publishing departmental pages at IU.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the difference between vector and raster graphics
  • Create graphics for a website, including a banner, buttons, and a logo
  • Learn techniques for creating web graphics in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Optimize graphics for the web using Photoshop and Illustrator

Prerequisite Skills

  • Experience with the Photoshop and Illustrator interfaces
  • Ability to perform basic photo editing in Photoshop
  • Ability to create and edit text and shapes in Illustrator

Enroll in the online course

Follow the appropriate enrollment method below, depending on your IU status.

IU faculty, staff, and students

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Enroll in Creating Graphics for the Web (IU: No cost)

Non-IU learners

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Enroll in Creating Graphics for the Web \ (Non-IU: $9.99)

This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Web Creation Certificate Series.

Materials and Exercise Files

For IU learners, if you're interested in this content, but prefer not to enroll in the online course, you can download the PDF and exercise files below.

Note: The PDF and exercise files provided here formed a basis for the online course, but may vary from the online course.

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