Learn how to design your very own custom graphical user interface (GUI) in Adobe Photoshop, and then make it animate and come to life using Adobe After Effects.
In this course, you'll gain a thorough understanding of how to use Photoshop to construct a GUI. While we will focus on a specific project that has a gamer-feel, you can use what you've learned and apply it to many other projects.
After having designed the GUI, you will then learn how to export the individual assets for use with After Effects. Then you will learn how to rebuild the design in After Effects, and then finally animate it; and that's when the fun really begins.
After watching this course, the possibilities are endless in terms of what you can create.
In Photoshop, you will learn about layers, layer styles, layer clipping masks, layer blend modes, how to use textures to create metallic interfaces, and much much more.
In After Effects, you will learn how to use the basic interface. You will be able to create your own animations by utilizing key frames, which allow you to control many aspects of a given object. With this skill, you will be able to create your own animations for any project imaginable.
So let's get started!
Gary Simon is a professional freelance graphics and web designer with well over a decade of experience. Having served over a thousand clients, Gary understands many facets of the design industry.
He has also been a course instructor for several of the top online education websites, teaching a wide range of topics including:
Gary began designing websites in 2000, and just a few years later started focusing on identity design. From that point on, Gary grew a large clientele that allowed him to fully develop skills that extend beyond design alone.
The following is a list of web technologies in which Gary is proficient:
He is also an expert with the following software:
Gary began teaching his skills to others after releasing a single logo design tutorial, which has since garnered over a million views. In 7 years, Gary has released over 200 video tutorials and 20+ video courses. On his Youtube channel alone, his videos receive a half million views monthly. He enjoys connecting with students and helping them develop their skills on an on-going and frequent basis.