[Download] User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UX Design


Use XD to get a job in UI Design, User Interface, User Experience design, UX design & Web Design

What you'll learn

  • Become a UX designer.
  • You will be able to start earning money from your XD Skills.
  • You will be able to add UX designer to your CV
  • Build a UX project from beginning to end.
  • Become a UI designer.
  • Build & test a full mobile app.
  • Build & test a full website design.
  • You will have a project of your own to add to your portfolio.
  • 93 lectures of well-structured, step by step content.
  • Learn to design websites & mobile phone apps.
  • Work with fonts & colors.
  • Prototype your designs with interactions.
  • Test on mobile phones.
  • You'll create realistic prototype complete with micro interactions.
  • Send your designs for feedback & commenting.
  • Export production ready assets.
  • Create your first UX brief & persona.
  • Create quick wireframes.
  • How to use premade UI kits.
  • Learn professional workflow tricks & shortcuts.
  • You will get the finished files so you never fall behind
  • Downloadable exercise files
  • Forum support from me and the rest of the BYOL crew
  • All the techniques used by UX professionals
  • Build a mobile app prototype that responses to voice commands.
  • You will be able to talk correctly with other UX design professionals.
  • You'll learn how to choose colors.
  • You'll learn how to pick the correct fonts.
  • You'll be able to send your finished work to other professionals in the correct formats.

Requirements

  • You will need a copy of Adobe XD 2019 or above. A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
  • No previous design experience is needed.
  • No previous Adobe XD skills are needed.

Description

Are you excited to get into the world of UI/UX but you don't know where to start? This course will allow you to add UX designer to your CV & start getting paid for your new skills.

Hi there! My name is Dan & I’m an Adobe Certified Instructor. I’m here to help you learn Adobe XD efficiently and comprehensively. XD is a fantastic design tool used by industry professionals to product high quality & functional mockups. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce practical and effective User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designs.

Throughout the course I’ll invite you to participate in a real-life freelance project which I’m working on. It’s a project that requires a fresh website and mobile app interface. This will prepare you for dealing with real world projects if you choose to move towards a UX/UI career path.
  • Aria: "This course is definitely above expectations so far. I didn't expect to get so much insight into the briefing and the communication between UX Designer and a client. It helps to see the brief and to learn that there are different tiers of income based on projects and experience. Love It!"

This course is aimed at people interested in UI/UX Design. We’ll start from the very beginning and work all the way through, step by step. If you already have some UI/UX Design experience but want to get up to speed using Adobe XD then this course is perfect for you too!

First, we will go over the differences between UX and UI Design. We will look at what our brief for this real-world project is, then we will learn about low-fidelity wireframes and how to make use of existing UI design kits.

I’ll go over all of the essential tools necessary for creating excellent wireframes, including: type, colours, icons, Lorem ipsum, artboards, prototyping, models and popups, symbols and repeat grids. We will even make use of the new prototyping app so that you can experience your prototype on your mobile device.
  • Kate: Excellent course - Dan is an excellent teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed following along with his videos. Highly recommend! July 2018: I have updated this review with an extra star because of how useful this course has been in the months following it's completion. I am using Adobe XD daily and Dan's instruction was instrumental to adding this feather to my front-end web development hat.

An important part of maximising your UX Design workflow is being able to utilise other software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. This is why I’ll be teaching you how to make use of both to help boost your XD productivity.

One of the awesome new features of XD is micro-interactions. I’ll be teaching you all about those and how to use them to grow icons and scenes. This is one of the parts of web design that’s growing and being adopted rapidly so you won’t want to miss out on learning it early.

  • Leigh: "I really enjoyed this course. I was a UX designer before the course and was looking for more information on XD and getting to know the program itself better, and this course really nailed it! It has great UX references and a few refreshing perspectives. As well as it really helps you learn XD in the process. The instructor is engaging and fun to listen to. Really really great course. I highly recommend to any new UX designers, as well as veterans looking for a refresh, or just to learn how to use XD."

There are two class projects for you to complete during this class, these will help develop your skills and will give you something for your own portfolio.

It is now time to upgrade yourself & learn Adobe XD.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to start using Adobe XD in their career & get paid for their user experience design skills.
  • This course is for beginners, newbies & amateurs in the field of UX design.
  • Aimed at people new to the world of design & user experience.
  • For anyone that needs to add ‘UX Design’ to their portfolio.

[Download] Photoshop Beginners Mastery: Zero to Hero in Photoshop

[Download] Photoshop Beginners Mastery: Zero to Hero in Photoshop

Learn Photoshop quickly and easily with essentials of Adobe Photoshop to produce beautiful images in Adobe Photoshop.

What you'll learn

  • Customize workspaces and work with panels.
  • Create new documents with various settings and modes.
  • Navigate and zoom in and out of documents using a variety of methods.
  • Switch between screen modes.
  • Work with multiple documents and arrange them using various methods.
  • Describe various file types and modes.
  • Crop and resize images using various settings.
  • Use Bridge with Photoshop.
  • Rearrange, group, and adjust settings of layers.
  • Adjust layer blending modes.
  • Create and apply a variety of adjustment layers.
  • Create and apply various layer styles.
  • Describe the various selection tools and apply them in various ways.
  • Use the selection tools in conjunction with each other.
  • Add to and subtract from selections.
  • Modify and save selections.
  • Describe how masking is better than erasing.
  • Mask parts of layers using the brush tool.
  • Add layer masks using selection tools.
  • Apply a clipping mask to text.
  • Create an high dynamic range effect using masking in a landscape photo.
  • Use layer masking to create selective sharpening in a portrait photo.

Requirements

  • Students need a copy of Adobe Photoshop, preferably CC (Creative Cloud). The free trial would work as well.

Description

This introductory course to Photoshop covers the fundamental functions to get started editing and improving photos. The student learns how to customize workspaces and panels, navigate the canvas effectively, work with multiple images and file types, and use various methods of image enhancement, including layering, selecting, and masking. Support files are included for this course, so students can follow along in the hands-on lectures. If you're a beginner to Photoshop or simply want to learn more about various selections, layering, and masking techniques, this course is for you!

The course is structured in a way to maximize learning. I first go over how to do basic functions in Photoshop like
  • Adjusting settings of new documents
  • Navigating around the canvas
  • Cycling through screen modes
  • Working with multiple images
  • Cropping and resizing images
I then go over into more detailed instruction, in which the students continue to follow along and learn more about

  • Layering images
  • Layer blending modes
  • Adjustment layers
  • Layer styles
  • Making selections
  • Masking layers
  • Color and lighting corrections
The course includes follow-along exercises that involve using layering and masking to create a “text in photo" clipping mask effect, a high dynamic range landscape adjustment, and a selective sharpening portrait edit. You will also learn by creating images for online advertising and social media in Photoshop.

I have years of experience using Photoshop, including doing web and advertising design at a newspaper, an advertising design firm, a library system, and freelance work for about two decades. I've also been managing editor at two international graphic design magazines, and I'm currently a full-time professor of graphic design and digital media. I've taken classes on digital production and design during my undergraduate and graduate work.

So enroll today and let's learn about Photoshop and its amazing capabilities of photo editing and digital effects.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is great for students who are new to, or beginners in, Photoshop.
  • Many intermediate students might also learn from this course as well, for example, they might learn new keyboard shortcuts or about specific layering and masking techniques.
  • Students who are considerd "experts" in Photoshop and know all shortcuts, layering techniques, and so on, will not benefit much from this course.

[Download] Adobe Illustrator: Mastering the Fundamentals

[Download] Adobe Illustrator: Mastering the Fundamentals

Learn powerful illustration techniques in Adobe Illustrator master digital painting and graphic design with new skills!

What you'll learn

  • To learn Adobe Illustrator from scratch
  • To learn only the tools and techniques you will actually use

Requirements

Adobe Illustrator (free trial or student version are fine)

Description

Throughout each of the many lessons in this series titled, Illustrator: Mastering The Fundamentals, students are introduced to this powerful vector image creation program, which is a staple for professional designers everywhere. After becoming familiar with the Illustrator's user interface, students will go on to learn step-by-step how simple it is to create complex vector shapes using the powerful tools available within Illustrator.

About Martin Knapp

Martin is a Creative Director who has been working in the 3D industry for over 10 years. He has worked for major 3D companies such as Pixologic and has taught classes at major film and game studios like Industrial Light and Magic and Ubisoft. He has served on the advisory board for the LA Film School and the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School. In addition to creating award winning work in the areas of advertising, web, and games, he has a passion for sharing his deep knowledge of the digital arts with others, and has created hundreds of hours of online training. He is an Autodesk and Pixologic certified instructor and self-admittedly is always a student himself as he never stops learning the latest tools and techniques.

Who this course is for:

  • Graphic designers
  • Aspiring graphic designers
  • Artists
  • Entrepreneurs

[Download] Learn Adobe Photoshop from Scratch

[Download] Learn Adobe Photoshop from Scratch

The Complete Beginners Guide for Learning Adobe Photoshop

What you'll learn

  • Use different manipulation and creation tools
  • Learn workflow tools
  • Master Photo correction techniques
  • Learn to add different effects using photoshop
  • Use Photoshop in professional projects

Requirements

  • No specific requirement except for a zeal to learn and a copy of the software on your pc

Description

Photoshop is single most important tool for graphic designers and we bring together a course crafted for easy understanding and quick assimilation. This course starts with basic design introduction and follow it up with tools like Selection tools, manipulation tools , creation tools and workspace tools. You will also learn professional design principles and tips and tricks to get you started on photoshop. This practical course focus on the most important photoshop techniques and follows an unique task based pedagogy which is great for beginners and intermediate learners alike.

What will you get out of this course?

A complete hands on training on Adobe photoshop
Practical tips and tricks for professional designers
Task based lectures focusing on learning outcomes
Through discussion on photoshop tools
Detail process lectures on photoshop techniques and Effects..

This course is comprehensive introduction to professional photoshop design principles. You will surely learn a lot and will be to use photoshop in various commercial and personal projects.



Who this course is for:

  • Students who want to learn photoshop from ground up

[Download] Web Design for Beginners: Real World Coding in HTML & CSS

[Download] Web Design for Beginners: Real World Coding in HTML & CSS

Launch a career as a web designer by learning HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, Sass, cross device compatibility and more!

What you'll learn

  • Create any website layout you can imagine
  • Support any device size with Responsive (mobile-friendly) Design
  • Add tasteful animations and effects with CSS3
  • Use common vocabulary from the design industry

Requirements

  • No prerequisite knowledge required
  • No special ($$$) software required

Description

You can launch a new career in web development today by learning HTML & CSS. You don't need a computer science degree or expensive software. All you need is a computer, a bit of time, a lot of determination, and a teacher you trust. I've taught HTML and CSS to countless coworkers and held training sessions for fortune 100 companies. I am that teacher you can trust.

Don't limit yourself by creating websites with some cheesy “site-builder" tool. This course teaches you how to take 100% control over your webpages by using the same concepts that every professional website is created with.

This course does not assume any prior experience. We start at square one and learn together bit by bit. By the end of the course you will have created (by hand) a website that looks great on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops alike.

I have helped over 10,000 students and have received the following feedback:

“…A fantastic course… clear, definite and engaging."

“…Presentation is concise without being tedious… you honestly feel that you have a thorough understanding of the subject."

“…[Brad] explained the process. Not memorize this or that, he explained the process. If you're looking to take a course to understand the foundations of creating websites, look no further."

“Brad definitely has some of the best techniques to embed the lesson into your mind… hands down these are the best tutorials I have had the opportunity to view."

“I found this course really helpful and I highly recommend it… all things you learn are seen in action instantly."

“Brad has put together a great foundation for any body wishing to get a good understanding with front end web-development."

“…I would definitely recommend this course to most folks I know who want to learn web design."

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to build websites the "professional" way
  • Anyone who has practiced web design as a hobby but is not confident about their skillset in a professional arena
  • Experienced developers looking to renew their HTML5 & CSS3 knowledge

[Download] User Experience Design Fundamentals

[Download] User Experience Design Fundamentals

Design Web Sites and Mobile Apps that Your Users Love and Return to Again and Again with UX Expert Joe Natoli.

What you'll learn

  • Understand user experience design and why it's important
  • Understand the elements of user experience
  • Understand how the elements of user experience work together
  • Understand strategy as an element of user experience
  • Understand the research process
  • Identify business goals, and user needs
  • Understand scope as an element of user experience
  • Create a functional specification
  • Learn how to develop content requirements
  • Learn to prioritize specs and requirements
  • Understand structure as an element of user experience
  • Architect information effectively
  • Understand organizing principals for digital media
  • Understand skeleton as an element of user experience
  • Understand navigation design
  • Create an effective information design
  • Learn to create wireframes
  • Understand surface as an element of user experience
  • Learn visual design principals
  • Understand contrast and uniformity
  • Learn the best use of color and typography
  • Understand A/B testing processes
  • Learn resources available to assist with User Experience Design Process

Requirements

  • Computer with internet connection and web browser

Description

Are your web conversion rates low? Do you know whether your web site is effective at meeting your goals? Do users get "stuck" and aren't able to complete the tasks they want to? Are your forms effective? How can your mobile app be improved?

It's becoming easier and easier to create web sites and mobile apps-- But harder and harder to measure the effectiveness of these applications. In Joe Natoli's well-designed course User Experience Design Fundamentals you'll learn how to create effective web sites, mobile sites and mobile applications that encourage conversions
and leave users wanting more.

It's not enough to simply have a web presence -- you must have a web presence that's effective to be successful. In this dynamic course Joe will guide you through the critical elements of user experience -- strategy, scope, structure, skeleton and surface. As you learn you'll be able to apply the knowledge Joe teaches in dynamic lab exercises-- and later to your own work as a developer or designer.

If you're a designer moving into a more complex digital world or a developer who has to occasionally function as a designer as well, this course is for you. You'll feel more confident as you make design related decisions about layout, color, information, design and typography after completing this exciting course.

Who this course is for:

  • Web Designers
  • Mobile Designers
  • Web Developers
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Students
  • Anyone who wants to make more effective web sites and mobile sites

[Download] How to Draw Cartoon Characters In Procreate

[Download] How to Draw Cartoon Characters In Procreate

Learn how to bring your cartoon characters to life using Procreate

What you'll learn

  • The basics of drawing in Procreate on the iPad
  • The basics of cartooning from sketching to inking to coloring
  • How to use shapes to make your characters look different from each other and develop your own style
  • How to use faces and body launguage to convey emotion and personality

Requirements

  • An iPad with with the app Procreate
  • No experience needed just the desire to learn new skills and have fun

Description

If you can draw a stick figure you can learn to draw cartoon characters. Most cartoons are made up of simple shapes and understanding how to put them all together to make something fun and interesting is easier than you think.

This course gets you drawing. I don't just want to explain the skills I want to to practice and learn the skills. We start with basic shapes and build upon that foundation. Creating different shape combinations to build our characters and then we talk about how to create clean line work so our characters look professional. Then we talk about how artist choose colors and how to enhance those colors to really make your character pop.

Why Procreate? The best drawing app for the iPad is Procreate. procreate has been listed in the iPad’s top selling apps month after month and for good reason. It rivals many desktops apps for power and features. In this class we tackle Procreate to start drawing on the iPad.

Who is this for:

  • People who want to improve their art but aren't sure where to start
  • Illustrators looking to learn some tips and trick using Procreate
  • People who love drawing and sketching and want to start doing it digitally

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Procreate Users
  • Aspiring artists and Illustrators

[Download] WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap

[Download] WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap

Learn how to confidently develop custom & profitable Responsive WordPress Themes and Websites with no prior experience.

What you'll learn

  • Have the skills to start making money on the side, as a casual freelancer, or full time as a work-from-home freelancer
  • Easily create a beautiful HTML & CSS website with Bootstrap (that doesn't look like generic Bootstrap websites!)
  • Convert any static HTML & CSS website into a Custom WordPress Theme
  • Have a thorough understanding of utilizing PHP to create WordPress websites & themes
  • Feel comfortable with the process of turning static websites into dynamic WordPress websites
  • Fully understand how to use Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress
  • Allow your clients to update their websites by themselves by creating user accounts

Requirements

  • Have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP (all courses I offer)
  • Have access to a code editor, free or otherwise. I suggest Coda 2, as that's the editor I use exclusively.
  • An Internet connection is required.
  • A fresh copy of Bootstrap and WordPress (we will go over this in the beginning of the course).
  • Download & Install MAMP (or alternatives — we cover this in the course)
  • Your favourite drink.

Description

Do you want to supercharge your HTML, CSS & PHP knowledge and learn how to turn them into a real business that can make you more money as a freelancer?

Whether you're a freelance designer, entrepreneur, employee for a company, code hobbyist, or looking for a new career — this course gives you an immensely valuable skill that will enable you to either:

Make money on the side

So you can save up for that Hawaiian vacation you've been wanting, help pay off your debt, your car, your mortgage, or simply just to have bonus cash laying around.

Create a full-time income

WordPress developers have options. Many developers make a generous living off of creating custom WordPress themes and selling them on websites like ThemeForest. Freelance designers and developers can also take on WordPress projects and make an extra $1,000 - $5,000+ per month.

Who Should Take This Course?

Graphic & Web Designers

Graphic designers are extremely talented, but ask them to code their designs and they'll freeze up! This leaves them with no other choice but to hire a web developer. Any professional graphic designers knows web developers can be expensive.

If you're a designer, learning to code your own WordPress websites can change your business entirely! Now, not only are you a great designer, but you're a skillful developer, too! This puts you in a position tomake an extra $1,000 – $5,000 per project.

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have big dreams, and in many cases, shoestring budgets. In order to survive in the cut-throat world of the Startup company, it's a necessity to have a world-class website. However, world-class websites come with a large price tag.

If you can learn how to build a high-quality startup website by yourself, then you've just saved yourself a lot of cash, tens of thousands of dollars in many cases.

Employees of a company

Any company knows the education & training of their employees is key to a thriving team.

Depending on the type of company you work for, if you understand how to code, and can develop CMS driven websites, that gives you negotiating power for a better position, or a higher salary.

Code Hobbyists

It's fun to learn challenging new skills. Code hobbyists can add dynamic websites to their arsenal of tools to play with — you can even sell WordPress themes and plugins for cash! The possibilities are truly endless.

People Looking for a New Career

Are you out of work? Looking for a more rewarding job? Desire a career that can allow you to work almost anywhere in the world? Becoming a Web Developer might be the answer for you.

Web developers are paid well, anywhere from $33,000 to more than $105,000 per year. They get to work at amazing companies that are changing the world, or they enjoy the ability to start their own companies, become location-independent and work from home, from coffee shops, in an airplane, on the beach, or wherever they want!

Final Project Features

Throughout this entire course, you work towards building an incredibly beautiful, 100% custom website using the Bootstrap framework. The coolest part? The Bootstrap website doesn't look anything like the Bootstrap websites you see all over the Internet. It's a highly customized design, and the type of website layout I use when I build custom WordPress websites for my real-life clients.

The final project features:

Sexy & Modern Design

You get to work with a modern, professional quality design & layout.

Quality HTML5 & CSS3

You'll learn how hand-craft a stunning website with valid, semantic and beautiful HTML5 & CSS3.

Easy-to-use CMS

Allow your clients to easily update their websites by converting your static websites to dynamic websites, using WordPress.

You can dramatically increase your efficiency, and supercharge your web development skills. And by doing so, you'll effectively be able to take on more projects, charge higher rates, and make more money as a freelancer.

Why take this course?

I don't mess around. I do this for a living, and I'm sharing you my exact process for making a comfortable living as a work-from-home web developer. There is absolutely no filler in this course, no fluff, just 100% quality content, nothing less. If you take this course, follow my lead, and take action — I guarantee you will not only love the course, but you'll see real results; you will have the skills & confidence to take on WordPress projects for clients, charge more money, and make the value of the course back in a single project. If you hate the course (which you won't) you have 30-days to get a 100% refund — no risk, no problem.

Stop wasting time, and come learn with me! Enroll today!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for those who are self-driven and take action! The skills you will learn in this course will allow you to create an income on the side, or build a full-time business creating custom WordPress websites for clients.
  • Do you have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP? This course will supercharge those skills and turn them into incredibly valuable assets.
  • If you don't have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS or PHP, you're going to have a difficult time with this course, and should brush up on those skills before investing in this course.
  • This course is probably not for you if you don't like humour, fast-paced hands-on learning, or learning skills that can change your life.
  • This course is for those who want to start a web development business on the side, or full-time as a work-from-home freelancer.
  • This course is probably not for you if you don't like humour, fast-paced hands-on learning, or learning skills that can significantly improve your business or even change your life.
  • If you like the idea of creating an income on the side, learning to code custom WordPress websites with a framework like Bootstrap is a surefire way to get yourself some extra freelance gigs.