Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Designing an Animated App UI with Illustrator.
- [Instructor] If you're using Illustrator CC 2018 to complete this course, when you watch the movies, you're going to see something different in terms of the user interface. That's because this course was recorded in an earlier version of Adobe Illustrator. Adobe changed quite a lot of things in the CC 2018 version, and a lot of the options for working with tools have been moved over to a properties panel, which is pretty cool because it unifies the interface. However, it can be a bit misleading if you're looking at something onscreen from the older interface, and then trying to find it in the new interface.
So, to avoid any confusion when you're following along, I'm going to show you how you can set up Illustrator CC 2018 to look like the previous versions of Adobe Illustrator. Adobe has added an Essentials Classic workspace, and that's what we're going to use. So, let's create a new document and take a look. So, this is what you'd see by default. It's the new user interface with the properties panel over here on the right.
To get back to classic Illustrator, all we do is come over to here, where we have the dropdown menu, and just choose Essentials Classic. You can also come over to where it says Window and choose Workspace, Essentials Classic. And if you ever want to go back to the 2018 layout, just choose Essentials. Another step you may need to do is come over and just toggle this Properties option here.
So, this is looking a lot more familiar if you're used to the older versions of Adobe Illustrator, and now you can follow along with me in this course.
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