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Advanced Photoshop: Web & User Interface Design

(5.00 out of 5) 4 Student Reviews

About the course

Photoshop is a very deep application that has many uses. It is used by photographers, videographers, 3D artists, print designers, user interface designers and more. This course will focus on teaching you features and workflows important to web design and user interface design without getting sidtracked on unrelated features of Photoshop.

Who should do this course?

This User interface design course is suitable for participants who want to learn modern techniques to turn wire-frames into finished UI designs. Learn how to design responsive website layouts that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens. In addition to learning key features and techniques, participants will learn important workflow tips and tricks and to efficiently create professional designs and user interactions that are easier for developers to code.

Prerequisites

Participants should have a working knowledge of Photoshop before taking this course. If you do not have any Photoshop experience, you should take our Fast Track to Photoshop course before attending this course.

Quick Facts

$ 1485 incl GST

Duration: 3 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Advanced

Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

06-08 Sep 17Wed - Fri

04-06 Dec 17Mon - Wed

28 Feb - 02 Mar 18Wed - Fri

22-24 May 18Tue - Thu

15-17 Aug 18Wed - Fri

Address

Level 11,
32 Walker Street,
North Sydney , NSW 2060

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28-30 Aug 17Mon - Wed

22-24 Nov 17Wed - Fri

12-14 Feb 18Mon - Wed

09-11 May 18Wed - Fri

30 Jul - 01 Aug 18Mon - Wed

Address

Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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This course is currently upon demand in Brisbane

Address

C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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Address

C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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This course is currently upon demand in Adelaide

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C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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This course is currently upon demand in Perth

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C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Designing on a Grid System

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  • Setting Preferences & Workspace
  • Creating a New Document
  • Creating a Grid
  • Designing with Bootstrap’s Grid
  • Viewing at Accurate Size
  • Creating Coloured Backgrounds for Text
  • Importing Text

Unit 2: Adding Photos & Editing the Layout

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  • Changing the Page’s Background Colour
  • Importing Photos
  • Changing Canvas Size
  • Grouping Layers

Unit 3: Page Navigation & Editing Smart Objects

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  • Creating a Navigation Bar
  • Adding a Stroke
  • Changing Opacity
  • Importing Vector Graphics from Adobe Illustrator
  • Editing a Vector-Based Smart Object in Illustrator
  • Editing a Pixel-Based Smart Object in Photoshop
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Swapping Out Graphics

Unit 4: Text Styling & Adjusting Images behind Text

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  • Adding a Drop Shadow to Type
  • Darkening a Background Photo to Make Text More Legible

Unit 5: Adapting a Webpage Layout for Tablets

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  • Copying the Desktop Design into the Tablet File
  • Adjusting Elements to Fit the New Dimensions
  • Cropping the Canvas

Unit 6: Adapting a Webpage Layout for Mobile Phones

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  • Copying the Tablet Design into the Mobile Phone File
  • Adjusting Elements to Fit the New Dimensions

Unit 7: Optimizing for Web: JPEGs & HiDPI/Retina

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  • Using Save for Web
  • Optimizing Photos for Low-Res Screens
  • Optimizing Photos for Hi-Res (HiDPI/Retina) Screens
  • Compression Settings for 1x & 2x Versions
  • Saving File Size When Optimizing 2x Graphics

Unit 8: Optimizing for Web: PNG vs. GIF

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  • 8-Bit File Formats: GIF vs. PNG-8
  • PNG-24: Save For Web’s Only Choice for Partial Transparency
  • Optimizing Colours: Limited Colours vs. Gradients vs. Black & White
  • Making a 1x from a 2x Graphic

Unit 9: Extracting Assets from a Design

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  • Pros & Cons of the Extract Assets Panel
  • Creating PNG, GIF, & JPEG Files from a Design
  • Extracting PNG-8 with Partial-Transparency
  • The Proper Way to Extract 1x and 2x Graphics
  • Why Photoshop Sometimes Exports Low-Res JPEGs & How to Fix It

Unit 10: Designing in 2x Photoshop Files

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  • Designing at 2x versus 1x
  • Turning a Wireframe into a Real Design
  • Setting Anti-Aliasing & Hyphenation
  • Using Clipping Masks to Crop an Image
  • Aligning to a Selection

Unit 11: Paragraph Styles

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  • Creating Paragraph Styles
  • Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Editing Paragraph Styles

Unit 12: Masking Photos & Visual Effects

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  • Importing & Cropping Photos (Masking)
  • Colorizing Icons (Vector Smart Objects) in Photoshop
  • Adding Effects Such as Stroke, Inner Shadow, & Gradient Overlay
  • Copying Effects to Other Layers
  • Fill Opacity

Unit 13: Optimising Graphics in a 2x Design

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  • How Extract Assets in a 2x File Differs from a 1x File
  • Slicing
  • Layer Based Slices
  • Custom Sized Slices

Unit 14: Patterns and Textures

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  • Creating and Using Patterns
  • Colorising Patterns

Unit 15: Mocking up interaction States

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  • Creating a Video Overlay
  • Creating and Viewing Layer Comps
  • Making Changes across Layer Comps

Unit 16: Batch Processing Multiple Images

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  • Using Image Processor
  • Custom Cropping & Exporting Layers to files
  • Batch renaming files in Adobe Bridge

Unit 17: Wire Framing

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  • Adding Placeholder Text & Buttons
  • Indicating Where a Graphic should Go
  • Duplicating, Aligning & Evenly Distributing Elements

Unit 18: Coding for Designers - Part 1

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  • Introduction to Basic HTML Tags
  • Creating a Link
  • Introduction to CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)
  • Creating a Custom Style with a Class
  • Introduction to Layout Concepts
  • Wrapping Content in a Container Tag

Unit 19: Coding for Designers - Part 2

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  • Getting Started with Bootstrap Files
  • Cleaning up the Provided Bootstrap Files
  • Moving Content into Bootstrap Template
  • Using Bootstrap Grid System to Create Rows & Columns
  • Putting Content into Appropriate Columns
  • Using Custom Fonts
  • Final Styling

Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Jennifer M [ 15 March, 2017 ]
I was able to refresh my Photoshop skills, and update legacy work patterns. Touching on html/responsive interface design made we want to continue further studies.
(5.00 out of 5) Thao N [ 15 March, 2017 ]
John was such a lovely tutor. He moved at a great pace through all the material and catered for everyone's level of understanding.

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(5.00 out of 5) Lucy M [ 15 March, 2017 ]
Great course, John was fantastic. Amazing knowledge, very personable. I would take another course in a shot! Challenging but rewarding. Thank you!
(5.00 out of 5) Michelle M [ 22 June, 2016 ]
I really enjoyed this course, while I feel that some modules were quite easy the instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to teach me some really valuable tricks/lessons that I will use in the real world! Would recommend this course for anyone wanting to know more about web interfaces.

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