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Q1: What are slices?
A1: Slices are rectangular areas of an image that you can define in Photoshop or ImageReady for individual Web optimization. With slices, you can create animated GIFs, URL links, and rollovers.
Q2: Describe the five ways that image slices are created.
A2: Image slices are created when you define areas in the image using the slice tool, or when you convert guides, layers, or selections into slices. They are also created automatically for areas in the sliced image that you leave undefined.
Q3: What is the advantage of linking slices together?
A3: The advantage of linking slices together is that they'll share optimization settings- if you change the settings for one linked slice, the optimization settings automatically change for the other slices in the set.
Q4: Describe the method for creating a slice with boundaries that exactly encompass a small or unusually shaped object.
A4: Using the magic wand tool (or another appropriate selection tool) in ImageReady, select the object, and choose Slices > Create Slice from Selection.
Q5: How do you create a slice that contains no image? What purpose would such a slice serve?
A5: Select the slice with the slice selection tool. In the Slice Options dialog box (Photoshop) or Slice palette (ImageReady), choose No Image from the Type menu. No Image slices can contain a background color, text, and HTML source code, or they can serve as a placeholder for graph to be added later.
Q6: Name two common rollover states and the mouse actions that trigger them. How many states can a slice have?
A6: Normal and Over. Normal is active in the absence of any mouse action, and Over is triggered by moving the pointer over the slice. Down is another state, which is triggered by holding down the mouse button while the pointer is within a slice. There are seven predefined states, including Custom and None. But because you can create your own Custom states, there really is no limit to the number of states a slice can have.
Q7: Describe a simple way to create rollover states for an image.
A7: Using a multilayer image, hide and reveal layers to create different versions of the image for each rollover state.



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