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Photoshop Advanced: Web Interface Design Course

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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.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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

    15 - 17 Aug 18 Wed - Fri
    07 - 09 Nov 18 Wed - Fri
    29 - 31 Jan 19 Tue - Thu
    29 Apr - 01 May 19 Mon - Wed
    24 - 26 Jul 19 Wed - Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    30 Jul - 01 Aug 18 Mon - Wed
    24 - 26 Oct 18 Wed - Fri
    21 - 23 Jan 19 Mon - Wed
    16 - 18 Apr 19 Tue - Thu
    08 - 10 Jul 19 Mon - Wed
  • Brisbane Class Dates

    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    Classes scheduled on demand in Brisbane

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  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    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

  • 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

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Unit 2: Adding Photos & Editing the Layout

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

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Unit 3: Page Navigation & Editing Smart Objects

  • 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

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Unit 4: Text Styling & Adjusting Images behind Text

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

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Unit 5: Adapting a Webpage Layout for Tablets

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

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Unit 6: Adapting a Webpage Layout for Mobile Phones

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

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

  • 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

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Unit 8: Optimizing for Web: PNG vs. GIF

  • 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

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Unit 9: Extracting Assets from a Design

  • 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

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Unit 10: Designing in 2x Photoshop Files

  • 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

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Unit 11: Paragraph Styles

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

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Unit 12: Masking Photos & Visual Effects

  • 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

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Unit 13: Optimising Graphics in a 2x Design

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

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Unit 14: Patterns and Textures

  • Creating and Using Patterns
  • Colorising Patterns

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Unit 15: Mocking up interaction States

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

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Unit 16: Batch Processing Multiple Images

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

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Unit 17: Wire Framing

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

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Unit 18: Coding for Designers - Part 1

  • 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

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Unit 19: Coding for Designers - Part 2

  • 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

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Kaylee L [ 09 May, 2018 ]
John was very engaging to listen to and a great teacher of such a complex topic. I learned a lot in a short amount of time, and will go back with valuable knowledge.
(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.
(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!

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