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Photoshop for Web Design & UI

Create & Optimize Graphics for Websites & UI (User Interface)

Learn how to use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design, without wasting time on functionality that focuses on photo retouching or print design.

You’ll learn modern techniques, including new features added to Photoshop CC. Learn to turn wireframes into finished designs. Understand how to design responsive website layouts that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens. You’ll design on grids, extract image assets, create hi-res 2x graphics, and so much more.

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!

You should have a working knowledge of Photoshop before taking this class. If you do not have any Photoshop experience, you should take either the Photoshop in a Day or Beginner to Intermediate course.

  • 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.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $650 Click for Discounts

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

We Literally Wrote the Book!

Photoshop web

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 System


  • Setting Preferences & Workspace
  • Creating a New Document
  • Creating a Grid
  • Designing with Bootstrap’s Grid
  • Viewing at Accurate Size
  • Creating Colored Backgrounds for Text
  • Importing Text
Adding Photos & Editing the Layout


  • Changing the Page’s Background Color
  • Importing Photos
  • Changing Canvas Size
  • Grouping Layers
Adding Page Navigation & Editing Smart Objects


  • Creating a Navbar
  • 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

Section 2
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
Section 3
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
Section 4
Paragraph Styles


  • 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
  • Fill Opacity
Optimizing Graphics in a 2x Design


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