1 - Introduction

Questions & Comments

Paul Snow - 1 year ago

Hey Dan, just updated Illustrator and they have introduced a Crop facility. You may well already be aware of this. Haven't used it yet. I remember (I think) one of the earlier tutorials I saw where I think you referred to not having this facility in an earlier version. Of course I may be mistaken. Best Regards

Administrator Daniel Scott - 1 year ago

Cool - thanks for the heads up Paul. I'll have to make an update video. Thanks also for your suggestion regarding the quarterly update videos. It's hard to keep up with Adobes updates sometimes. I appreciate your help dude. - dan.

Mohit Mehta - 1 year ago

hey Dan thanx for this awesome tutorial. u really taught me best wireframing in illustrator. I really hated doing wireframing in photoshop. there is a best option for UI designing in illustrator. thank you!

Daniel Martín Ojeda - 4 months ago

Hello, Dan:

I am new to all this Web design (I have only done 2 very simple HTML websites many years ago). I am a freelance translator and I want to renew my website. I need to do one quite simple website (3 or 4 pages with very little and simple content) for my business (basically presentation, CV, references and contact information —I am not even including a contact form—).
So my question is: what software should I use and which courses would you recommend so I can get there with the least effort. Remember, I am only going to do 1 website —if I like it too much I might change careers, but I don't think so ;)—.


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Video Transcription

Hi there, my name is Dan, and I'm a Certified Adobe Instructor for Illustrator. In this video series we're going to use Adobe Illustrator to build a web and UI design project together. We'll use a real world project, we'll start with our portfolio. You know the portfolio, the one that you've been planning to build forever but haven't got around to. Let's you and me build that now together. 

I've made this course for beginners. You don't really need any previous knowledge of Illustrator, or any other design experience. 

We'll start with the super basics. It doesn't matter if you want to use Illustrator for app or web design, the techniques are the same. We'll go through the full user interface process. I'll show you how to use Illustrator to build a site map, and then create your first wireframes. We'll then begin to design our mobile tablet and desktop site using website fonts, colors, and responsive images. We'll create our own custom icons and logos, learning how to use the 'Pen' tool, and the amazing 'Shape Builder' tool. 

By the time we’re finished you'll know exactly what's expected of you as a UI designer, delivering responsive Retina images and CSS code, so that your wonderful web design is ready to produce perfectly as a website.

At the end of this tutorial series there is a project, it's got set tasks that you need to do for a fake client, and you can use this as part of your portfolio to help build that out. It's kind of like a homework, except that I'm going to call it career development.

Alright, so it's time to upgrade your skills, get that bit of job, and push the heck out of your clients.

I don't know, they just start waving around when I start talking, like I'm in a musical...

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