Photoshop CC for Responsive Web Design
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Photoshop CC for Responsive Web Design

Learn how to use Photoshop in the process of designing and building full responsive web mock-ups.
4.3 (33 ratings)
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Created by Marc Rogall
Last updated 2/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Asses responsive web design structure and functionality
  • Repurpose content for excellent user experience (UX) across multiple devices
  • Customize the Photoshop CC workspace specifically for web design.
  • Build mock ups with an understanding of responsive design principles
  • Navigate the Photoshop CC interface with ease.
  • Organize their Photoshop files for simpler navigation and way finding.
  • Draw simple and complex vector shapes.
  • Style readable and legible typography quickly.
  • Apply "non-destructive" styles and effects to custom graphics.
  • Edit photographs; the backbone that makes Photoshop so successful.
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  • An installed version of Photoshop CC.

Learn the concepts of responsive website design and how to customize Photoshop to create full page mock-ups.

Become an integral part in the overall process of web design and development with this beginner course.

  • Learn responsive web design concepts and tools
  • Customize Photoshop for a more streamline workflow
  • Build a consistent web site user experience
  • Prepare your designs for development

Be the fixture that turns ideas into reality

Learning how to create website mock-ups puts you at the apex of the web design process. This is where brainstorming ideas and concepts become a reality. With this skillset, you’ll bring “left-brained” design thinkers ideas to life. In addition you’ll be the liaison to the “right-brained” web developers.

Employees or freelancers with this ability are typically involved in parts of both the creative process, and development process. You benefit by being a more valualbe asset that can take part in conversations in many different phases of a project.

Content and Overview

Suitable for beginners, through this course of 49 lectures and almost 4 hours of instruction I’ll show you how Photoshop can, and is, being used in modern web design work flows. We’ll start off by covering some core concepts of web design, including how the web is evolving with the advent of mobile devices and why you’d want to use Photoshop for web design in the first place.

From there, you and I are going to be working together to create a full website mockup for a fictional restaurant called Bordeaux. I’ll show you how to set up your Photoshop environment for web work. Create templates for responsive web design projects. Design aesthetic elements like UI components. We’ll finally assemble a finished mockup. And then, I’ll show you how to deliver your final results to your client or to a developer.

Who is the target audience?
  • The ideal student for this course for anyone wanting to expand they’re current skill set. Whether that be a UX specialist, web developer or for any beginner who’s looking for initial Photoshop training.
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Intro – What is responsive design?
1 Lecture 02:52
Concepts You Need To Understand
4 Lectures 19:12

In this video we'll explore a responsive site to get a better idea of the design theories.

Preview 09:01

Planning a responsive design can be frustrating, but in these few key points can help you plan better responsive sites.

Planning a responsive site

In no way will you only be a part of any one phase of the process, but this video will shed some light on where you might fit.

Where you and Photoshop fit into the design process

Before we start learning how to create web graphics, we first need to understand the difference between resolution and screen size.

Screen size vs. resolution
Customizing our Photoshop setup
5 Lectures 16:07

Let's customize Photoshop so that we can work easier developing responsive websites.

Arranging the workspace

Understand how color on screen works.

Understanding color

Color Handout
2 pages

Understand how to set color so that your web graphics look as good as possible from one screen to the next.

Adjusting Photoshop's color settings

Naming layers and organizing them so that other possible team members can work with you.

Designing for Multiple Devices
7 Lectures 34:11

When does your design need to change depending on someones screen size?

Determining breakpoints

Grid handout
2 pages

Let's use the grid system of the world most popular responsive website development framework as a starting point for our designs.

Bootstrap Grid

Setting our preferences for a new document.

Opening a new document

Setting up our large grid system for our "desktop" size website design.

Creating our large grid

Setting up our medium grid system for our "landscape tablet" size website design.

Creating our medium grid

Setting up our small grid systems for our "portrait tablet and mobile" size website design.

Creating our small grid
The Backbone of Photoshop – Layers
1 Lecture 05:53

Learn all the in's and out's, and the true power of the layers panel. Quite possibly your most important tool.

Using the layers panel
2 Lectures 06:34

Make your workflow process easier by having colors available quickly.

Creating custom color swatches

Integrate Adobe's online color tool with Photoshop, and share them with the rest of your team.

Working with Adobe Color
Working with Basic Shapes
11 Lectures 59:47

Learn the extreme differences between vector and bitmap graphics.

Vector vs. Rasterized graphics

Different ways to draw shapes.

Three ways to use the shape tools

Learn the difference between shapes and paths and why each is ideal in different situations.

Converting shapes to paths

Learn all the different types of shape tools in Photoshop

Drawing rectangles and ellipse's polygons and stars

Learn what exactly happens when you draw a line.

Drawing lines

Building the large grid graphic elements

Building the x-small grid graphical elements

Building the main content sections

Building the sidebar

The pen tool is a powerful Photoshop tool, one you will probably have to learn to like. Once you do, you'll be a more powerful designer.

The pen tool

Use the selection and direct selection tools to finish the complex graphical elements.

Finishing The Graphical Elements
Working with Text
8 Lectures 26:15

Using system fonts in your designs and the possible success rate.

Web safe fonts

Apply the always growing library of online web fonts to your designs.

Google fonts

What's the difference between the two types of text boxes in Photoshop.

Point and paragraph text

Using the Character and Paragraph styles panels

Styling Text

Saving styles in the Paragraph styles panel to quickly format text.

Setting up paragraph styles

Character styles can make little style adjustments quickly and easily.

Setting up character styles

A quick brief on some things you may not know about mobile typography.

Text for Mobile Devices

Implementing the surge of icon fonts has made the transition from design to development very easy.

Icon fonts
Importing Artwork
2 Lectures 10:25

The power, and one of the main cornerstones, of layer masks.

Layer Masks

Several ways to import our artwork into the website design.

Importing our logo and imagery
Adding Effects
4 Lectures 11:36

Adjustment layers are a powerful Photoshop tool to make stunning effects.

Adjustment Layers

Add interesting effects to your artwork "non-destructively"

Understanding layer styles

Save and export layer styles for quick use and sharing amongst your team.

Saving layer styles

Add powerful photographic effects to your Photoshop layers.

Blend Modes
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Marc Rogall
4.3 Average rating
33 Reviews
1,116 Students
1 Course
Web Designer, Post-Secondary Professor

I've been designing since 2001 when I began my post-secondary education and received by diploma in graphic design.

Throughout my career, I have worked for companies that specialize in software development, which has provided me with extensive experience in interaction design. During this time, I enjoyed working with smaller freelance clients as well. It was at this point when I really started to enjoy designing and developing user interfaces and user experiences.

I currently teach and co-ordinate a web design and development program at a private career college, as well as teach part time at the local community college in the graphic design program where I received my diploma. I still maintain a list of steady freelance clients part-time.

I make my living teaching and developing curriculum while my freelance work continues to whet my creative appetite. I do however get just as excited seeing students succeed.