Corel Corporation has announced several tools for web designers and developers to use in the creation of SVG-based graphics. The Corel Smart Graphics Studio is scheduled for release at mid year.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 Specification As of January 14, there is now a recommendation for SVG 1.1 from the W3C. This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 1.1, a modularized language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML.
According to the W3C, SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML. SVG allows for three types of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes (e.g., paths consisting of straight lines and curves), images and text. The W3C has recommendations for SVG now. Here are some resources to get you started with Scalable Vector Graphics.
· W3C’s main SVG page
· SVG: The Art is in the Code
· Real World SVG
· Adobe SVG Zone
· xml.com SVG tutorials
· Web Developers Virtual Library SVG Resources
· SVG Spot
a href=”http://graphicssoft.about.com/library/extra/blrbps_3aleaf.htm”>Removing the Background – Photoshop Magnetic Lasso Tool is the first of several nice Photoshop articles written by Sue Chastain that deal with removing backgrounds and with masks.
Planet Photoshop has all sorts of help, including a daily tutorial.
Playing with Fire has information on Fireworks 4 that is very helpful.