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Hands on Sketch 3 Training – Learn Mobile App Design

Learn mobile app design with Sketch 3 by duplicating mobile app screens, logos, and more. From basic to advanced
Instructor:
Arend Pryor
3,554 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Have the skills and confidence to create mobile app screens, logos and more using Sketch
Export designs so they can be used during the development process
Build a mobile app that looks amazing
Submit designs for contests on crowdfunding sites, such as 99Designs.com

In this course, I’ll walk you step-by-step through the process of re-creating some amazing looking app screens, popular logos and some outside the box design elements, all using Sketch 3.  Upon completion, you’ll have real-world experience building basic and advanced mobile app screens using Sketch.  

What kind of App screens will I be duplicating in this course?:

  • Login screens
  • Screens with Transparent backgrounds
  • Group Chat app
  • E-Commerce app
  • Blog Profile app
  • Workout Timer app
  • Facebook
  • Basic and advanced mobile app Icons/logos
  • Various buttons: Rounded, Sliding, Metallic and more

Sketch 3 is an amazing product that’s gaining in popularity as the top tool for designing mobile apps due to its very intuitive controls and ease of use. If you’re interested in designing your own mobile apps, this course will get you up to speed on using Sketch3.

Course Outline:

  • Start with the basics: Draw and manipulate shapes, inserting images, working with fonts
  • Mobile App Screens: Follow along as we recreate a dozen detailed app screens
  • Mobile App Icons/logs: Duplicate over a dozen mobile app icons using a variety of skills/techniques. From beginner to advanced.
  • Additional Content: Sharpen your skills by re-creating several outside the box designs


Class Resources & Support:

  • You’ll see the process I use when designing and where I get my resources
  • If you have a question, a comment, or need help, post it in the Q & A section
  • Once enrolled, you can join us on the Slack group chat to talk about the course and get feedback from myself and others who are also enrolled. Contact me to request an invitation.

Introduction

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Welcome to the Course!

In this video I'll tell you a little about myself and the course and what you'll need to get started.

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Teaching Style & Pace
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Asking Questions
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Course Resources

Sketch Basics

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Interface Overview - Artboards and Layers

Topics Covered:

  • Using artboards as a canvas
  • Keyboard shortcut for inserting an artboard
  • Adding custom artboards
  • How layers work
  • Re-arranging layers
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Interface Overview - Toolbar Items

Topics Covered:

  • Grouping and Ungrouping
  • Creating and Editing Symbols
  • Zoom
  • Editing and Transforming Shapes
  • Applying Masks
  • Boolean Operations (Union, Subtract, Intersect and Difference)
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Interface Overview - Inspector
Topics Covered:
  • X and Y Coordinates 
  • Setting Width and Height 
  • Applying a radius to the corners of a shape 
  • Changing shape attributes such as opacity and color
  • Applying borders, shadows, inner shadows, and blur
  • Changing text attributes: Font family, weight, size, color, character spacing, etc.
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Interface Overview - Exporting
Topics Covered:
  • Exporting content for developers to implement in code
  • Exporting individual items and artboards
  • Importance of naming
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Creating & Editing Shapes

Topics Covered:

  • Drawing and editing shapes
  • Dissecting app screens
  • Using basics shapes to create a custom button
6
Working with Images
Topics Covered:
  • Importing and Resizing images
  • Recommendations on searching for images
  • Cropping
  • Applying a blur effect
7
Using the Vector Tool
Topics Covered:
  • We'll use the vector tool to recreate the Batman logo
  • Tips for using the vector tool
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Sketch Basics - Quiz

This quiz will test your understanding of Sketch basics

Hands-On: Duplicating App Screens

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01 - Workout Timer: Overview
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01 - Workout Timer: Part 1 (Header)
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01 - Workout Timer: Part 2 (Workout Settings)
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01 - Workout Timer: Part 3 (Countdown Timer)
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01 - Workout Timer: Part 4 (Repeat & Bottom buttons)
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02 - Nike App: Overview
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02 - Nike App: Part 1 (Header)
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02 - Nike App: Part 2 (Title, Button, & Image)
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02 - Nike App: Part 3 (Bottom Images)
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03 - Belongings Login screen: Overview
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03 - Belongings Login screen: Part 1 (Logo)
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03 - Belongings Login screen: Part 2 (Text Fields)
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03 - Belongings Login screen: Part 3 (Buttons)
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03 - Belongings Login screen: Part 4 (Font Update!)
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04 - Steller Login screen: Overview
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04 - Steller Login screen: Part 1 (Left Side)
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04 - Steller Login screen: Part 1 (Right Side)
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05 - Avenger Chat: Overview
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05 - Avenger Chat: Part 1 (Background & Header)
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05 - Avenger Chat: Part 2 (Chat Pic & Message)
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06 - Blog Profile: Overview
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 1 (Header & Stats)
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 2 (Rewards Tracker)
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 3 (Rewards Icons)
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 4 (Lines & Buttons)
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 5 (Circle Graph)
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 6 (Grid)
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06 - Blog Profile: Part 7 (Vector Graph)
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06 - Blog Profile - Extra Credit
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07 - Facebook: Overview

Get ready to duplicate an app screen you might've seen before. Facebook! It might look easy, but there's much more detail than you think. Be sure to download the resources file, which includes everything you'll need along the way.

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07 - Facebook: Part 1 (Header)
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07 - Facebook: Part 2 (Main Menu)
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07 - Facebook: Part 3 (Status section)
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07 - Facebook: Part 4 (Suggested Post)

Hands-On: Duplicating Logos & Icons

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01 - Accuweather
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02 - Facebook Messenger
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03 - Photobucket
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04 - Yahoo Weather
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05 - Google Docs
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06 - The Chive
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07 - Dumb Ways to Die 2
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08 - Plex Pass
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09 - iOS App Store
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10 - Fandango
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11 - Google Cardboard
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12 - iOS Mail
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13 - Safari
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14 - Google Play

Hands-On: Duplicating Everything Else

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01 - Metallic Button
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02 - Captain America's Shield
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04 - Headphones
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Cool Slider Button

In this video, we'll take on duplicating a really cool and somewhat advanced slider button. Follow along as I break it down piece-by-piece and show you how to recreate it.

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