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Adobe XD Classes: Design the UI & UX of Websites & Apps

Adobe XD CC is a new app that was built with the specific needs of a modern web designer, UX designer, or app designer in mind. Unlike image editing programs such as Photoshop—which were originally created for print, photo retouching, or illustration—the entire focus of Adobe XD is on designing user interfaces and user experiences. You can craft the visuals and turn them into working prototypes all in a single app!

Adobe XD uses artboards, so you can efficiently design web layouts for mobile, tablet, and desktop (or screens for apps). It’s vector-based, so you can scale for a variety of screen sizes with ease, as well as export hi-res (Retina) graphics for the web or apps. You’ll find tools and features specifically relevant to UI (User Interface) design and UX (User Experience) design, such as symbols, repeat grids, built-in protyping tools, and much more.

Why Learn Adobe XD for UI & UX Design?

  • With artboards and layout guides, you can design on popular grid systems (like Bootstrap), making it easier to design responsive webpages.
  • Turn your designs into clickable prototypes quickly and easily. You can create prototypes directly in XD and share them with users or developers.
  • Export specs to give your web developer so they can inspect a layout for size, colors, fonts, spacing, copy CSS code, and more—all from a web bowser without having to own XD.
  • One of XD’s unique features is the repeat grid. This lets you quickly repeat a design component in columns and rows. You can then customize the content in each copy, while still bing able to quickly update the design across all of them.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $325 Click for Discounts

  • 6 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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Section 1
Creating New Files & Designing on a Grid

Topics

  • Using the included UI Kits
  • Creating a new file
  • Setting up artboards
  • Importing text
  • Creating colored backgrounds for text
Adjusting the Layout for Tablets & Mobile Phones

Topics

  • Designing with Bootstrap’s grid
  • Adapting the design for tablets
  • Adapting the design for mobile phones
Importing & Cropping Photos

Topics

  • Importing photos
  • Image fills
  • Image masking
  • Rounding corners
Importing Vector Graphics, Color Swatches, Shadows, & More

Topics

  • Importing & modifying vector graphics
  • Aligning & distributing layers
  • Layer opacity vs. fill opacity
  • Reusing colors (color swatches)
  • Adding a drop shadow
Character Styles

Topics

  • Creating Character Styles
  • Editing Character Styles

Section 2
Repeat Grids

Topics

  • Creating a Repeat Grid
  • Customizing the content
  • Adjusting the design
Symbols (Reusable Elements)

Topics

  • Creating & editing symbols
  • Detaching from a symbol
  • Symbols versus Repeat Grids
Turning a Design into a Clickable Prototype

Topics

  • Linking between artboards
  • Previewing the prototype
  • Making a recording of a prototype
  • Background blur
Sharing XD Files (Clickable Prototypes) & Design Specs

Topics

  • Sharing an XD file
  • Commenting on shared files
  • Pinning a comment
  • Updating an existing shared file
Exporting Assets for Web: SVG, JPEG, & PNG

Topics

  • Exporting individual assets
  • Exporting artboards

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.


Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.


We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.


We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.


Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.


Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.


We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.


Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.