UI Design with Adobe Illustrator: Discover the ease and power of using Illustrator to design Web sites and apps

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Create high fidelity prototypes for complex websites and applications with the easy-to-learn and super-efficient vector capabilities of Illustrator and make the fear of client changes a thing of the past. Whether you’re a seasoned Photoshop veteran, a budding designer, or someone who simply has a good eye and artistic vision, this book will show you how to produce mockups and UI elements in a creative and productive way.

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UI Design with Adobe Illustrator: Discover the ease and power of using Illustrator to design Web sites and apps

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Overview

Create high fidelity prototypes for complex websites and applications with the easy-to-learn and super-efficient vector capabilities of Illustrator and make the fear of client changes a thing of the past. Whether you’re a seasoned Photoshop veteran, a budding designer, or someone who simply has a good eye and artistic vision, this book will show you how to produce mockups and UI elements in a creative and productive way.

Strongly of the opinion that design should not happen solely in a browser, Rick Moore demonstrates how to design mockups and UI elements with Illustrator in a way you may not have realized was possible. Learn which tools are best suited to a UI design workflow and how to customize Illustrator in a way that fits your style and flow. Rick provides expert guidance throughout the process from the initial planning stages to finalizing and sharing your work with clients and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321833853
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 992,832
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick started his career as a graphic designer at the dawn of the Internet and quickly realized what the future of the web would bring. He has been an Illustrator user since 1997, designing everything from branding and illustrations to enterprise software user experiences. He currently works as an in-house User Experience Designer for a non-profit, where he has been since 2007. Rick lives in Farmington, Utah with his beautiful wife and two vivacious daughters.

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Table of Contents

<>Introduction

Why Did I Choose Illustrator?

An Air of Familiarity

Let’s Get Started!

Ch 1 UI Design with Adobe Illustrator: An Overview

It’s All About the Vector

Typography + Color = Power

Design for Consistency

Layouts with Precision

Conclusion

Ch 2 Tools and Panels

Choosing Your Tools

Selection Tools

Drawing

Typography

Transformation Tools

Color

Workspace Tools

Modes

Panels

Workspaces

Conclusion

Ch 3 The Illustrator Workspace

Going From Print to Pixels

Working With Artboards

Organizing Artboards

Conclusion

Ch 4 UI Design Building Blocks

Guides Objectified

Smart Guides

Grids Made Easy

Achieving Pixel Precision

Beginning the Layout

Typography for the UI

Conclusion

Ch 5 Getting Stylish with Graphics

Adding Style to Appearances

Using Symbols

Going Off the Pixel Grid

Using Layers for Organization

Conclusion

Ch 6 Finishing Touches

Taking Appearances to the Next Level

Additional Type Techniques

Working with Images

Conclusion

Ch 7 Working Smarter

UI Design Planning

Communicate Your Design Intentions

Style Libraries

Getting Your Work Out of Illustrator

Conclusion

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