Photoshop for Web Design & UI

Design & Create Graphics for the Web

In this course, you'll learn to use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics specifically for web and user interface design (without spending time on image retouching or color correction).

We'll cover Photoshop's web design features: artboards, grids, and image saving options, for example.  You'll be able to turn wireframes into visually stunning, responsive UI designs.

This course is located at our design school, Noble Desktop, at 594 Broadway in SoHo.

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$650 12 Hours Mac and PC provided 594 Broadway, NYC In-person classroom training

This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop, in SoHo. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.

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What You'll Learn

  • Use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design
  • Create wireframes and turn them into finished designs that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens
  • Learn how to design on grids, extract image assets, create hi‑res 2x graphics, and more

Full Course Syllabus

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Creating New Files & Designing on a Grid System

  • Setting Preferences & Workspace
  • Creating a New Document
  • Creating a Grid
  • Designing with Bootstrap’s Grid
  • Viewing at Accurate Size
  • Creating Colored Backgrounds for Text
  • Importing Text

Adding Photos & Editing the Layout

  • Changing the Page’s Background Color
  • Importing Photos
  • Changing Canvas Size
  • Grouping Layers

Adding Page Navigation & Editing Smart Objects

  • Creating a Navbar
  • Adding a Stroke
  • Changing Opacity
  • Importing Vector Graphics from Adobe Illustrator
  • Editing a Vector-Based Smart Object in Illustrator
  • Editing a Pixel-Based Smart Object in Photoshop
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Swapping Out Graphics

Text Styling & Adjusting Images Behind Text

  • Adding a Drop Shadow to Type
  • Darkening a Background Photo to Make Text More Legible

Adapting a Webpage Layout for Tablets

  • Copying the Desktop Design into the Tablet File
  • Adjusting Elements to Fit the New Dimensions
  • Cropping the Canvas

Adapting a Webpage Layout for Mobile Phones

  • Copying the Tablet Design into the Mobile Phone File
  • Adjusting Elements to Fit the New Dimensions

Optimizing for Web: JPEGs & HiDPI/Retina Graphics

  • Using Save for Web
  • Optimizing Photos for Low-Res Screens
  • Optimizing Photos for Hi-Res (HiDPI/Retina) Screens
  • Compression Settings for 1x & 2x Versions
  • Saving File Size When Optimizing 2x Graphics

Optimizing for Web: PNG vs. GIF

  • 8-Bit File Formats: GIF vs. PNG-8
  • PNG-24: Save For Web’s Only Choice for Partial Transparency
  • Properly Optimizing Colors: Limited Colors vs. Gradients vs. Black & White
  • Making a 1x from a 2x Graphic

Extracting Assets from a Design

  • Pros & Cons of the Extract Assets Panel
  • Creating PNG, GIF, & JPEG Files from a Design
  • Extracting PNG-8 with Partial-Transparency
  • The Proper Way to Extract 1x and 2x Graphics
  • Why Photoshop Sometimes Exports Low-Res JPEGs & How to Fix It

Designing in 2x Photoshop Files

  • Designing at 2x versus 1x
  • Turning a Wireframe into a Real Design
  • Setting Anti-Aliasing & Hyphenation
  • Using Clipping Masks to Crop an Image
  • Aligning to a Selection

Paragraph Styles

  • Creating, Applying, & Editing Paragraph Styles

Masking Photos & Visual Effects

  • Importing & Cropping Photos (Masking)
  • Colorizing Icons (Vector Smart Objects) in Photoshop
  • Adding Effects Such as Stroke, Inner Shadow, & Gradient Overlay
  • Copying Effects to Other Layers
  • Fill Opacity

Optimizing Graphics in a 2x Design

  • SACHow Extract Assets in a 2x File Differs from a 1x File
  • Slicing
  • Layer Based Slices
  • Custom Sized Slices

Photoshop for the Web & UI

Create & Optimize Graphics for Websites & UI (User Interface)

Learn how to use Photoshop to create and optimize graphics for web and user interface design.  This course does not cover image retouching, color correction, or print design.  We hone in UI design, helping you turn wireframes into incredible designs for the web.

You’ll learn modern techniques, including new features added to Photoshop CC. By the end of this course, you'll be able to turn wireframes into completed designs. We'll help you design responsive website layouts that are optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop screens of all sizes. We'll design on grids, extract image assets, create hi-res 2x graphics, and more.

This is the ultimate Photoshop for web/UI course. In addition to learning key features and techniques, we’ll cover important workflow tips and tricks, and you'll learn to efficiently create professional designs that are easier for developers to code!

This course requires a working knowledge of Photoshop. If you are new to Photoshop, check out our Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or Beginner to Intermediate courses.

Rated the Best Photoshop Courses in New York City

  • Practical and hands-on training focused on real-world applications of Photoshop
  • Engaging and interactive instructors
  • Proprietary course manual and shortcut sheets
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention

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