Symbols are very useful for storing reusable content. In this video, learn how to work with Symbols and how you can change certain appearance attributes of dynamic symbols without affecting the underlying artwork.
- [Instructor] In the previous movie,…we created all the icons for the navigation bar…and now we're going to add those icons into our screens,…so we will select all these icons here,…so command-C,…and come into our main file…and I'm going to create a new layer…and if you've been working with these layers,…keeping them organized, that's very good.…I'm going to show you later on in this course…how to clean up this document and keep it more organized,…but for now we'll just add a new layer for our nav bar.…
I'm going to rename that.…We'll paste this in.…Actually, we'll select this first art board and zoom into it…and command-B to paste.…Now, our icons are nicely spaced out,…but they're a bit too big, bit too wide,…so we will scale these down as a group, like so,…and I'll press command-G…and then what we want to do is align to the art board,…so that looks like it is aligned,…if we turn off the sketches layer.…
That's looking okay.…I'll press M on the keyboard and draw out a little box.…Command-shift-M-N-left square bracket,…
Learn how to animate the prototype by watching Andy's follow-up course, Creating a Mobile App Interface in After Effects.
- Planning the app
- Sketching ideas
- Designing reusable components
- Converting artwork to symbols
- Completing the app screens
- Exporting artboards
- Preparing for animation