Rollovers in Photoshop CS3

Posted on 2008-02-11
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It seems like Adobe has abandoned the ability to easily and directly make rollovers in Photoshop CS3 (for Mac OSX), like one used to be able to in CS2 with Imageready. I read on the web that one has to use Fireworks for this task now. Can this really be true and what if any is the best workaround?
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David Brugge earned 750 total points
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This is true, some of the ImageReady features such as animations, were "rolled over" into PS CS3, unfortunately, rollovers was not one of the. (I crack myself up sometimes)

Seriously, when Adobe bought Macromedia and obtained Fireworks, which was pretty much a competitor of ImageReady only much more powerful, they didn't have much choice from a marketing standpoint. Our loss of course.

All you need to make a rollover is your two or more images from Photoshop and some simple Javascript. There are plenty of sites that will supply the script if you just search "Rollovers" and there are places that have some extra bells and whistles added if you're willing to pay.

There are also a number of places that will show you how to do rollover without Javascript using pure CSS. If you want a very simple rollover, these can work nicely, but the more complex ones are just that, MORE complex.

If you have any trouble finding source for code, let me know.

David B.

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I've managed to combine Photoshop and Dreamweaver in a more time-consuming way to get some rollovers rolling, which is quite tedious for a nav bar for instance and doesn't allow for some remote rollovers which I had enjoyed using previously. Marketing Shmarketing, alas! Thanks...
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This may help you out with that:


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