Setting up a project file correctly will allow you to hit the ground running when you start designing - it's also good practice for any project. In this video, learn how to use presets to create the correct document for the target output and how to place artwork which will be used for reference into the document. Finally, learn how to work with and organize artboards.
- [Instructor] We're going to set-up our project file…on our target device,…which is the iPhone 6s Plus.…Illustrator has some handy presets that we can use.…Now, when you first start illustrator,…you may see something different to this,…and it looks like you know,…I've got a couple of options for creating a new document,…I can click here,…I can click over here,…I can choose file, new.…So let's just click one of these,…whichever one you can see,…we're gong to create a new document.…
So the new document dialog opens up.…And what we want to do, is come on over to this,…see this top strip of presets here,…I'm going to come over to the mobile one.…And sure enough,…if I click into the second one,…I have the iPhone 6 Plus.…Which is totally fine.…So over here, we can see the width and the height…of our document, the orientation,…the fact that we're using pixels,…and we can also specify the number of ArtBoards as well,…which can be really handy.…
Now I want to show you some other methods of…creating ArtBoards so,…we'll just leave it at one for now.…
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