Create & Optimize Graphics for Websites & UI (User Interface)
Learn Photoshop for UI & UX Design: Create & Optimize Graphics for Websites, Apps, & More
In this class you’ll get up and running quickly so you can start using Photoshop right away to design the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) of websites and apps.
You’ll learn to design web layouts for mobile, tablet, and desktop (or screens for apps) using text, graphics, styles, and more. With artboards and guides, you can design on popular grid systems (like Bootstrap), making it easier to design responsive webpages.
Learn how to use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web, apps, etc. We focus on modern techniques (including new features added to Photoshop CC) that are specifically relavent to UI and UX designers. You’ll design on grids, extract image assets, create hi-res 2x graphics, and so much more.
Editing a Vector-Based Smart Object in Illustrator
Editing a Pixel-Based Smart Object in Photoshop
Swapping Out Graphics
Text Styling & Adjusting Images Behind Text
Adding a Drop Shadow to Type
Darkening a Background Photo to Make Text More Legible
Adapting a Webpage Layout for Tablets
Copying the Desktop Design into the Tablet File
Adjusting Elements to Fit the New Dimensions
Cropping the Canvas
Adapting a Webpage Layout for Mobile Phones
Copying the Tablet Design into the Mobile Phone File
Adjusting Elements to Fit the New Dimensions
Optimizing for Web: JPEGs & HiDPI/Retina Graphics
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
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
Properly Optimizing Colors: Limited Colors vs. Gradients vs. Black & White
Making a 1x from a 2x Graphic
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
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
Creating, Applying, & Editing Paragraph Styles
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
Optimizing Graphics in a 2x Design
How Extract Assets in a 2x File Differs from a 1x File
Layer Based Slices
Custom Sized Slices
Create mockups for mobile, tablet, & desktop websites.
Learn how grids help you structure your design & make it easier for developers to code the site.
Turn wireframes into a final design.
Learn to Design for Web & Mobile Using Photoshop
This is the ultimate Photoshop for web/UI course. In addition to learning key features and techniques, we’ll cover important workflow tips and tricks. Learn to efficiently create professional designs that are easier for developers to code!
“I really enjoyed the class. I didn’t know that you could change the name of a layer and save a photo for web. I’m used to working in Illustrator. After the class, I felt a lot more comfortable manipulating objects, layers and effects in Photoshop. Thinking “responsively” or in terms of a 12-column Bootstrap layout is great, but the techniques we learned to resize and manipulate objects and layers are what made the class invaluable.”
IT Director and Webmaster, Women in Sovereign Entities
Completed the Photoshop for Web Design & UI class
“Very comprehensive class to learn the latest functionality in Photoshop for web developers and designers.”
“I’m fairly new to web design and found that Photoshop for Web Design & UI was the perfect way for me to start.”
“The Photoshop for Web Design & UI class was great! Ethan was a great instructor and thoroughly explained the steps. I finished the class feeling confident and eager to apply what I learned to my work.”
Learned to create graphics for web sites & user interfaces with Photoshop
“Fantastic teacher and course! Really gets into tips and tricks to wow even the most seasoned Photoshop users.”
Students should be comfortable with the basics of Photoshop. If you’re comfortable using another Adobe app (such as InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) but haven’t used Photoshop you will probably be fine. If you have never used Photoshop or another Adobe app, consider taking either our Photoshop in a Day or Photoshop Bootcamp class.
Familiarity with how webpages are coded with HTML and CSS is helpful, but not required.
Do I need to bring anything to the class?
No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with Photoshop installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.
Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?
Shorter courses such as this are already affordably priced and are not eligible for discounts.
This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.
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You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
How does attending “live online” work?
Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!
Student learning to design for web with Photoshop
Real-World Class Exercises
“I’d approached this class with an open mind because while I'm a “Photoshop veteran” I hadn't used it for website wireframing. Simply put the Photoshop for Web Design & UI course material is directly in line with the subject. There was much that I learned that I wished I had known about before for my own projects. I found the course’s “real world” scenarios/examples to be very educational. The course's instructor Ethan was masterful.” Darryl Kaalund
Each Photoshop class comes with a training workbook created by Noble Desktop
Custom Workbook Included
Learn Photoshop by first by watching a short demo, then by practicing on web and mobile designs and by exporting web-optimized images. Take the custom workbook home and recreate the class projects anytime after the class.
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Learn to Design & Optimize Images for the Web
“Don’t assume that because you know Photoshop you know how to design for the web. This class goes through various exercises that show the processes on design and optimization for exporting web-ready images. As always, all of Noble’s instructors are great, know their stuff and are always helpful with troubleshooting and providing resources to take with you.” German Hernandez, Multimedia Designer
Mobile phones and tablets all have hi-res screens (Apple calls them Retina), and laptops/desktops are getting hi-res screens as well. For modern websites it’s important to know how to properly create these hi-res graphics, which are often referred to as @2x because the screens are twice the resolution of low-res screens.
JPEG is an image format that’s good for optimizing photographs.
PNG is an image format that’s good for optimizing graphics such as logos and icons. While SVG is replacing PNG in many cases, we still need PNG for HTML Email (where SVG is not as well-supported) and when we need transparency for photographic imagery.
Learn how to create and optimize web graphics (as well as how to design webpages) in any of these courses: Sketch, Photoshop for Web, or Adobe XD.