This tutorial will tell you how to make a image gallery you can show off to people on the internet. This can contain sigs, avys, digital camera pics, or even pics from the internet.
All it requires is:
Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.0.x (not sure if it works for 8.0 or 7.0.. tell me if it does...)
A text editor (word pad or note pad preferred cause of simplisty of use)
Images you want to upload
A server (anything with ftp acess, if you need a free one, signup to phpnet.us and then sign up to freedomain.co.nr for a free co.nr domain name...)
And about 1-2 hours depending on how slow/fast/if you like it/not like it..
Make 2 folders on your desktop 1 named Gallery and the other named Favortie pics or somthing along those lines. Then find all the pics you want to upload and make a copy of them all in the fav pics folder. Also be sure to rename them as you wish (doesnt look to good if the name of the image is uskdj112.jpg... )
After you are done with that, open Adobe Photoshop then go to:
You will see a couple of options:Code:File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery
[sarcasm]This is going to be the HARDEST PART OF THE WHOLE TUTORIAL!!
Click ok, and wait... [/sarcasm]
After it is done, it will open up your web browser, and display a preview of what you will upload, but we will edit the page, so just close the page...
Now all your files and folders you need will be in the galery folder you made...
But you are not done... The only flaw with the web site maker, is the fact that all images will be remade into low quailty JPEG or a resized high quality JPEG... (both bad to have )
So right now we will edit some of the code. So go to :
then you have a whole bunch of html pages.. sorry to say this, but you will have to edit, all of them...Code:(name of the gallery folder)/pages/
If you notice, the name of the images in your gallery, and the name of the HTML page are the same. So Open the HTML file in a text editing program, then go to : "EDIT > REPLACE"
then fill in "Find What:" with "JPG"
and "Replace with:" with the extension of your origonal pic. (png, gif, bmp ect...)
Then replace all then save...
If your origonal image is jpg already, dont worry about editing the code.
Now that you are done editing all the files ( i reccommend you save the files for back up if you need to make another gallery, you can simply replace the files from one to this, and edit any pics html you added on... this does not work if you choose a different layout than before...)
Go to : (the name of your gallery folder)/images/
and delete all of your sig pics... make sure not to delete ALL of the pics, cause some of them are needed for the website, like the buttons ect... so once you have done that, add all the images from your other folder, to that image folder. Now all your images line up with the codes...
You are pretty much done, all you have to do is a couple finishing touches, like the avatar in my layout in the corner was another weird image so i found the avatar image in the imge folder, and edited it, and saved it to the exact name and file type as the old image (this is needed) and now i have a naruto image. Also make sure to check your website before you upload it, do that by opening the index.html page in a web browser... If there are any problembs try to fix it...
Now all you need is program like Core FTP Lite (a free ftp file manager, and upload it and replace any old files, like the index.html that might already be there. Or you could make a new folder on the ftp, and place all the files there. Then share the link with your friends!!
I hope this tutorial helped in some way, if you have any questions about my tutorial, just ask...