Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video The unique role of Photoshop in UX, part of Photoshop for UX Design.
- [Instructor] UX designers have no shortage of options when it comes to tools. New applications are coming out all the time and are bringing a lot of great new features. So where does Photoshop fit into that landscape? For many designers, it's the tool that they know, and for others, it's the tool that they have. It can be hard to justify spending money on software, whether you're self-employed or working at a company. Also, Photoshop works on both PC and Mac, where a lot of the hot new tools on the market are currently only available on one platform.
And perhaps most importantly, when it come to design, there are many tools that specialize in producing just one kind of deliverable. Photoshop can handle a number of different UX tasks and, in some cases, since those tasks fall into sequence, it can mean that you don't have to take things into multiple tools throughout the design process. I'm expecting that if you're following along in this course, you're already familiar with the basics of Photoshop: managing and transforming layers, working with the tool bar, and how to navigate through files.
You should also bring your own understanding of what you're working on. Think about are current or past projects, since that will help you figure out which parts of this course are most relevant to your needs. Ultimately, you know your own needs better than anyone else. You know your workflows and your projects. What I hope to provide you with in this course are additional tools to help expand your Photoshop tool set and make your job as a UX designer easier.
- Creating a document with artboards
- Using grids, guides, and guide layouts
- Adding placeholders and text
- Using ligature fonts for icons
- Using layer comps to display states
- Using Adobe Preview CC
- Exporting artboards for review
- Exporting assets for use in InVision
- Working with user interface kits
- Extracting CSS values from a design