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

By Rick Moore

Published by Adobe Press

Published Date: Jul 24, 2012

Description

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

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.

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

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-303834-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-303834-7

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