Ui Design with Adobe Illustrator Discover the Ease and Power of Using Illustrator to Design Web Sites and Apps

ISBN-10: 0321833856

ISBN-13: 9780321833853

Edition: 2013

Authors: Rick Moore

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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.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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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Technology Group Canada
Publication date: 7/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator: An Overview
It's All About the Vector
Typography + Color = Power
Typography for UI Design
Powerful Tools for Color
Design for Consistency
Layouts with Precision
Conclusion
Tools and Panels
Choosing Your Tools
Selection Tools
Selection Tool (V)
Direct Selection Tool (A)
Group Selection Tool
Magic Wand Tool (Y)
Lasso Tool (Q)
Drawing
Pen Tool (P)
Lines and Shapes
Typography
Type Tool (T)
Transformation Tools
Reflect Tool (O)
Free Transform Tool (E)
Color
Gradient Tool (G)
Eyedropper Tool (I)
Fill and Stroke
Workspace Tools
Modes
Drawing Modes
Screen Modes
Panels
The Control Panel
Expanding and Collapsing Panels
Workspaces
Using a Custom Workspace
Conclusion
The Illustrator Workspace
Go from Print to Pixels
Choosing the Right Units
Optimizing the Color Space
Application Frame
Working with Artboards
Opening a New Document
Creating Artboards
Organizing Artboards
Conclusion
Ul Design Building Blocks
Guides Objectified
Creating Guides
Making Guides from Objects
Using Alignment Tools
Smart Guides
Alignment Guides
Anchor/Path Labels
Object Highlighting
Measurement Labels
Transform Tools
Construction Guides
Grids Made Easy
Creating a Grid
Making the Gridlines Fit
Applying the Grid to Multiple Artboards
Achieving Pixel Precision
Pixel Preview Mode
Aligning Objects to the Pixel Grid
Coordinates and Reference Points
Beginning the Layout
Typography for the UI
Looking Good on the Screen
Typesetting Basics
Adding the Final Headline
Conclusion
Getting Stylish with Graphics
Adding Style to Appearances
Using the Appearance Panel
Stacking Appearance Attributes
Creating and Editing Graphic Styles
Using Symbols
Creating a Symbol
Working with Symbols
Going Off the Pixel Grid
Creating an Application Logo
Enhancing the Hierarchy
Using Layers for Organization
The Layers Panel
Display Options
Creating Layers
Moving Objects Between Layers
Tightening Up the Layout
Conclusion
Finishing Touches
Taking Appearances to the Next Level
Illustrator and Photoshop Effects
Adding Old-School Style to the Page Header
Additive Styles
Additional Type Techniques
Getting Text into Illustrator
Area Type Options
Simulating Floats
Using Find and Replace
Working with Images
Preparing Images for Import
Importing Images
Conclusion
Working Smarter
UI Design Planning
Creating a Site Map
Creating Wireframes
Communicate Your Design Intentions
Visualizing Interactions with Story boards
Adding Notes
Style Libraries
Create Color Schemes
Portable Colors, Symbols, and Styles
Templates
Getting Your Work Out of Illustrator
Presentation Mode
Exporting to Other Formats
Saving PDFs
Save for Web
Conclusion
Index
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