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UI Design with Photoshop from Beginner to Expert in 15 days

Ultimate guide for Beginners to learn Photoshop & User Interface Design for Web Design & Mobile App Design in two week
Muhammad Ahsan Pervaiz
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Start your Career as UI Designer
Learn the settings necessary for UI Design Process
Learn all the Basic tools of Photoshop for UI Design
Start using Photoshop with solid foundation in UI Design
Learn all the Photoshop Shortcuts for UI Design
How to use Photoshop Extensions to speed up UI Desing Process
Tips and Techniques for Efficient usage of Photoshop for UI Design
Learn how to use Custom Scripts in Photoshop for UI Design
Learn about Color schemes and Typography Online tools
Learn how to use Gradients and Patterns in UI Design
Create Wireframes and learn the tools needed to create them
Learn how to design MODERN DASHBOARD graphs and elements
Learn how to design MODERN HERO/HEADERS of Websites

Do you think that UI Designers use Photoshop in the same way as other Designers?

Do you know what are the basic concepts, settings and tools UI Designers know and you don’t?

So if you want to learn UI Design with Photoshop and upgrade your confidence and Skill levels in Photoshop; this course is for YOU. This course is equally good for Beginners and Experts so don’t worry if you haven’t used Photoshop before.

Most of us don’t know the basic settings, shortcuts, tools and extension we need in Photoshop to become a UI Designer, we make same mistakes and keep on wasting time online searching for different settings and answers to common UI Design issues and problems.

What you will learn?

  • Master basic tools of Photoshop specific to UI Design.
  • Apply your knowledge to Landing Page design, Web App or Mobile App Design
  • Use Common Shortcuts, tools and Secret Extensions to speed up your web design workflow
  • Learn about basics of Light and Shadow concepts in UI Design
  • How to use patterns and Gradients to improve your designs
  • Learn how User Interface Designers use Photoshop in their daily routines
  • Using & Creating Guides and Grids with Photoshop Extensions
  • Installing and using Photoshop Extensions for UI Design purpose
  • Using Gradients and Color overlays to create Modern Designs
  • Know about all the plugins and extensions used by UI Designers use all the time
  • Learn how to create and use GRIDS in Web Design
  • Designing Mobile app in Photoshop (Step by Step Exercise)
  • Image Editing techniques in Photoshop for removing background
  • Image color adjustment basics for UI Designers
  • What are Wireframes, how to create wireframes & tools to design wireframes?
  • Dribbble Shot re-design step by step exercises

Course Structure

  • More than 20 Practice Examples and design Challenges to get you better at UI Designing
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge of Photoshop regarding UI Design

Student Request Lecture Series

A lot of lectures are added on weekly basis on the request of my current students so join in and request any design problem or anything new you want to learn

  • How to Install Photoshop ZXP extensions in CC2018 (Student Request Lecture)
  • Dribbble Styled Dashboard Graphs and Stats Design Exercises (Student Request Lectures)

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Introduction to UI Design and why it matters

What this course will cover?

Become a UI Designer from scratch. Learn the secret tips, techniques, methods used to create awesome User Interfaces for Mobile and Web App

Start with a solid foundation in UI Design and Learn the tool part of UI Design Process

Why UI Design Matters?

In this video, you will learn why User Interface Design matters and why you should never devalue it

Setting Up Photoshop for UI Design

Photoshop Preferences for UI Design & better performance - Updated

This lesson focuses on tweaking Photoshop performance and settings for UI Design

Color Proof Settings - Updated

In this lecture, we will learn how to set our color proof photoshop settings for less color mismatch problems

Color Profile Settings for UI Design- Updated

Updated: Color profile settings are crucial so your designs colors are rendered same across all the devices. A lot of new designers make this mistake and regret in the end when they need to create the whole design again

Creating Custom Shortcuts for Photoshop - Updated

Custom made shortcuts make your design life so easy...Don't miss out this lesson. We will create shortcuts only for the tasks we are going to do over and over again. And we are free to set whatever shortcut key we like for Photoshop

Keyboard Shortcut problems on MAC OS → Student Request Lecture

Students who are having problems setting up keyboard shortcuts on MAC OS, this video is for you

Photoshop Workspace(Panels) setup for UI Design → Updated

Learn how to setup your Photoshop Workspace and Panels for UI Design. We
will create custom panel and remove the extra panels we don't need

Photoshop Settings for UI Design
Which Monitor is best for UI Designers

Watch this video to learn which Monitor is best for Web Design and UI Design work

Basics of Photoshop for Beginners

How Photoshop Interface Works

How Photoshop controls and interface work. We will cover how to access the options of any tool we use in Photoshop

Customizing Photoshop Toolbar→ Student Request Lecture

Photoshop CC2017 has option to customize the toolbar and also its shortcut keys. In this lesson, i will show you how to customize your toolbar

New Document Setup for UI Design

How to create New Document for UI Design purpose, what resolution should it be, what tools and extensions should be around in your workspace

What are artboards and how to use them?

In this lesson, you will learn all about Photoshop's art-boards. How to create them and how to use them, how to arrange or move them or edit their sizes.

How layers works and Basics of Layer panel controls

In this lesson, you will learn about How Layers works, what is their stacking order. How to use Transparency in layers and how to use Layer Fill property

Layers Panel → Filtering and finding layers

In this lesson, i will show you how to filter and find different types of layers using Photoshop's filter options in Layers Panel

Type Tool

What settings are necessary for Text and Paragraph Tool in Photoshop for UI Design and what options they have for a UI Designer

Character Panel

You will learn how to use kerning, tracking, leading and all the options available in Character panel.

Paragraph Panel

In this lesson, you will learn all the options available in Paragraph Panel like Hyphenate, Indentations and alignements

Shape Tool for UI Design (Combine and Subtract Shapes)

Learn the powerful shape tool, we will cover how to combine different shapes to create new ones and how to subtract one shape from another

How to use Pen Tool for UI Design

Pen tools is used in combination of Direct Selection tool and Shapes tool. So i will cover few tips on how to use all these tools combined in UI Design

Student Request: How to use pen tool in Icon Design?

It is a student request lecture. In this lesson, i explained in detail that how pen tools works and how to stroke its path and how to create basic icons with it. We will do two basic exercises to create a profile icon and an eye icon

Using Selections in different ways (Selection + Lasso Tool)

How many kinds of selection UI Designers use while working in Photoshop. What are the shortcuts and ways to create, add or subtract selections


How to align multiple objects in Photoshop and how to horizontally and vertically space them with custom shortcut keys

Using Clipping Masks in UI Design

Clipping masks are used a lot of in UI Design process. This lecture will cover how to create clipping masks and how to apply them to UI Design

Exercise Challenge : Clipping Mask

Try to create this simple UI by using only clipping masks and shapes. If you can't then download my PSD exercise file to investigate

Clipping Mask Simple Design Challenge
Layer Masks

Layer masks are also used to hide portions of layers, we will see how to do that in this lecture

Smart Objects

Learn the use of Smart Objects in UI design. Smart Objects is one of the latest Photoshop featuers

Linked Smart Objects

Learn how we can use linked smart objects to save time and create Headers and Footers across multiple Designs and can edit them from one place and it will be changed on all others

Layer Comps usage in Photoshop

In this lesson, we are are going to use layer comps to show different states of a single button and in the end we will export different layers comps to PSD files

MAC users : Shortcut Key Help for Photoshop

In this lecture, i will show you the difference of shortcut keys of Photoshop for MAC and Windows users so MAC users gets what my shortcuts are actually as i am using Windows OS in my lectures

Commonly used Keyboard Shortcuts

We will learn all the daily routine Photoshop keyboard shortcuts along with some custom keyboard shortcuts we created in previous lecture. These Photoshop keyboard shortcuts help a lot in speeding up your work

Smart Guides and Smart Snapping in Photoshop

Smart guides and snapping helps us a lot in placing your elements on your Photoshop canvas. This feature is available in latest releases of Photoshop CC2017 and CC2018

Installing and Using Action files in Photoshop → Youtube
Creating your own Action set in Photohsop → Youtube
Basic Tools Quiz

Lets check the knoweldge of Photoshop Basic Tools we use in UI Design

Students FAQ Video → Answered common problems

This video solves the problem of how to access Toolbar Dropdown menu. And why your layers and artboards sizing are mis-matching. And the problem "Why my Layer Effects are not visible"?

All these questions were asked by Alexandra Velez

Layer Styles Basics for UI Design

Using Multiple Layer Shadow Effects in UI Design (PSD Excercise File Included)

We will create a rounded button with Multiple drop shadows to understand how light and shadow works while using Drop Shadow layer style in Photoshop

Using Inner Shadow Effect

In this lesson we will learn how to apply inner shadow which we normally see in a lot of BUTTONS

Using Layer Stroke Effect

Stroke effect have multiple uses in UI Design, it can be used as border or used in Ghost Buttons...We will see all that in this lecture

Re-using Layer Styles

We will learn how to save layer styles in Photoshop and use them further in any other UI design elements

Gradients in Web and UI Design

What are Gradients?

Gradients are basically blend of two or more than 2 colors in a continuous way, i will disucss one online tool to blend Material and Flat UI Design colors

Examples of Gradients usage in Web and UI Design

In this lecture, we will look at various examples of using gradients in web and UI designs and i will also give tips for starters on which colors to use for gradients

3 ways to create gradients in Photoshop

I will talk about 3 ways to create gradients in Photoshop and few tips on which one to use and which one to avoid

Using Gradient Overlay Layer Style

In this lecture, we will deep dive into Photoshop Gradient Overlay Layer effect and understand its settings

Gradient Editor Deep Dive

We look deep dive into Gradient Editor and will learn how to create and edit new gradients, how to save them and how to save your whole gradient library

Using Patterns in Web and UI Design

What are Patterns and their Usage in UI Web Design?

We will have a quick look at different examples where patterns have been used, i will give few tips on how to use patterns and what patterns are

Methods of applying Patterns In Photoshop

In this lecture, we will learn pattern overlay layer style and pattern fill methods to apply patterns in Photoshop

How to create patterns from an image file in Photoshop

In this lesson we will download an image pattern file and will create a pattern from it using Photoshop and will apply it to some shape or layer

Installing and using .PAT pattern files in Photoshop

In this lecture, we will learn how to download, install and use ready made .PAT pattern files in Photoshop

Quiz: What Layer styles are used?

In this quiz, i will give your an image and you need to tell me what layer style i have used in each situation.

Basics of UI Design | Light, Shadows, Color schemes & Typography

Light and Shadow (Important Concept)

In this lecture, we will look at the use of light and shadow in UI Design to create elevated or Pressed effects mostly seen in many User Interfaces, websites and apps.

Example usage of Light and Shadow in UI Design

I will show you some of the examples from Dribbble so you can get more grip on the usage of light and shadows in UI Design

Color Schemes in UI Design for Beginners

In this lecture we will learn, how many colors to use in a UI Design effectively

Getting Color Schemes from Logo and using HSL Basics

We will learn how to get color schemes from logo or branding and basics of getting more colors using Hue bar in Photoshop

Using Online Tools for creating Color Schemes

I will talk about few tools i use the most for creating color schemes or getting all the shades of any color

Resources : Online Tools for Color Schemes PDF

This list contains all the tools i use for creating color schemes, download the PDF for all the resources

Typography or Font Selection for Beginners

In this lecture, i will show you online tools to combine and pair typography and how to choose fonts for Beginners

Recourse → Typography & Font Pairing for Beginners

Ready Made Typography Resources for all the beginners out there

Using Grids in Web and UI Design

What are Grids in Web and UI Design and how to use Grids

In this lecture, i will teach you the basics of Grids, gutters and margins and how to use grids while you are designing in Photoshop

How to create Grids in Photoshop (Two methods)

In this lecture, i will discuss two ways to create Grids in Photoshop, one is Photoshop's default grid layout system and other is a plugin called GuideGuide

Using Bootstrap Grid explained in Photoshop → Student Request Video

This video about using Bootstrap Grids in Photoshop was an answer to a question a student asked me inside a course. So please watch it on my YouTube channel

Installing and Using Photoshop Plugins and Scripts to automate tasks

RESOURCES → Photoshop Scripts for UI Designers

All the links to Helpful Scripts for Web and Mobile App Designers to speed up workflow in Photoshop

Installing Photoshop Scripts and setting Keyboard Shortcuts for them - Updated

Learn how to install Photoshop Scripts and set keyboard shortcuts to them, Download the resources file for some Script Resources

Installing Photoshop Scripts on MAC OS → Student Request Lecture

In this lesson, i will show you how to find Photoshop's Preset folder to install Scripts, patterns, gradients, color swatches using MAC Operating System.

A lot of my students were having problems using MAC OS to install scripts so here is a little help for MAC users.

RESOURCES → Photoshop CC Extensions for UI Design

Download all the Free Extensions used by UI Designers, along with the ZXPInstaller to install some of the extensions and plugins that use ZXP installer

How to Install Photoshop Extensions in CC2018 & CS6 (MAC and Windows)

You will learn how many file formats these Photoshop extension comes in and how to install each type of extension in Photoshop. Also learn how to install these extension manually

Installing Extensions on MAC OS → Student Request Lecture

How to install manually and using ZXP Installer on MAC OS using Photoshop CC2018

Photoshop Extensions used by UI Designers - Updated

We will talk about Photoshop Free and Premium extensions and how they help us in speeding up the Web or Mobile UI Design process

Super Powers of Photoshop Extensions (Demonstration) - NEW

In this lesson, i am going to show you how these extensions help you speed up your workflow. You will see how these Photoshop Extension works like a Super Power and saves time and efforts. See me using some of the extensions for UI Design work

Resources CS6 → Scripts & Extensions for Photoshop CS6

For those students who are using CS6 version of Photoshop, they can't use rounded corners and few plugins so here are a list of links and plugins they can use in CS6

(Optional → Can watch at the end) Color Calibration and Monitors for Designers

What color calibration is and what tools are there to do calibration

We will learn about color calibration tools available and how to use online tools to calibrate your monitor colors

How to perform Color Calibration on Windows or MAC

We will perform color calibration on Windows and Mac using only operating system based software or drivers

Quiz: Color Calibration & Monitors for Designers

This quiz is related to color calibration and monitors a web designer or a UI Designer needs

UI Design Exercises & Challanges with Step by Step solutions

Exercise Challenge : Soft Button

Try to create a soft Button in Photoshop using dropshadows and stroke effect or Download PSD file to check how i created it

Challange SOLUTION: Soft Button (Step by Step)

Step by step guide on how to use Stroke, clipping masks and drop shadows to create soft button in Photoshop

Exercise Challenge : 3D Button

In this lesson, i will show you a 3D button made with Photoshop and will give you some hints...Try to make this button without seeing the PSD file attached

Then open my PSD file and checkout what i had done to create this button...

Exercise Mastering Pressed or Inset Effect in UI Design

Pressed or Inset effect is used a lot in UI Design for showing state of pressed button. In this lecture, we will master creating this Pressed or Inset effect in Photoshop

Exercise Modern Header/Hero area Design (PART 1)

In this lecture we are going to create awesome and Modern Hero (Header) area which are very trendy these days. I will be using Griddify and Quick Guides Photoshop plugins during the lecture...

This is the first part of the lecture, watch the second part to complete this exercise

Exercise Modern Header/Hero area Design (Part 2)

In this lecture we are going to create awesome and Modern Hero (Header) area which are very trendy these days. I will be using Griddify and Quick Guides Photoshop plugins during the lecture...

Using images wisely and creating less content heavy Hero areas is the essence of popular websites these days

This is the second part of the lecture, watch the second part to complete this exercise

Exercise Modern Hero Area Design (Variation 2nd)

We will create another variation of the previous Modern Hero Area Design with rounded elevated button and few more edits. Its a bit more airy design for the same header

Exercise Modern Header/Hero Design with Color Overlay Technique

In this lesson we are going to create a very Modern looking Hero Header area using some grids, margins and Color overlay adjustment layer. This technique is very popular among web designers or even used in UI and App designs

Modern Header Design: Masked Gradient Effect

In this lecture, we will use a masked black to white gradient to create a gradually image hiding effect. We are going to design a great and Modern header with this technique

Tabbed navigation Design Introduction

This is the intro lecture in which i will show you what we will be designing in the next two lessons.

Tabbed navigation Design → Part 1

In this lesson, you will learn how to design the naked tabs interface in Photoshop

Tabbed navigation Design → Part 2

In this lesson, you will learn how to design the filled tabbed navigation using Photoshop

Image Editing 101 for UI Designers

Removing white background from image with blending options

In this lecture, i will tell you about simple and neat trick to remove white background from image is use blending options

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