Optimizing Web Graphics and Photos

The average web user will only wait up to 8 seconds for a page to display. With the optimum webpage size being less than 100k, if you’re in an industry where images are your business, optimizing those images for your website can be crucial.

Optimizing web graphics correctly involves finding the right balance between image quality and image size. As each image should certainly be no more than 30k in size, following these three steps will optimize your images and make your page load faster.

Resize the Image.

Photoshop Tricks To Improve Your Skills – Part 1

Here’s some very common Photoshop tricks that will help improve your skills.


  • Full screen mode -If you’re working on a large sized image such as a flier, you can maximize the available editing area by pressing the “F” key to toggle, or switch, between a full screen mode with and without menu bar, and normal editing mode.
  • Keeping your lines straight – Simply hold down the “Shift” key while you click and drag with the mouse. This works wonders on tools such as the Line Tool, Move tool and/or Paintbrush Tool. It’s dynamic for drawing straight lines!