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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.
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
Ch 2 Tools and Panels
Choosing Your Tools
Ch 3 The Illustrator Workspace
Going From Print to Pixels
Working With Artboards
Ch 4 UI Design Building Blocks
Grids Made Easy
Achieving Pixel Precision
Beginning the Layout
Typography for the UI
Ch 5 Getting Stylish with Graphics
Adding Style to Appearances
Going Off the Pixel Grid
Using Layers for Organization
Ch 6 Finishing Touches
Taking Appearances to the Next Level
Additional Type Techniques
Working with Images
Ch 7 Working Smarter
UI Design Planning
Communicate Your Design Intentions
Getting Your Work Out of Illustrator