Ultimate App Design Course: UI, UX & Prototyping in Adobe XD (Udemy.com)

The Complete Guide to Designing Apps in Photoshop & Adobe XD! Create interactive prototypes WITHOUT any coding!

Created by: Cristian Doru Barin

Produced in 2021

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What you will learn

  • Create beautiful apps in Photoshop & Adobe XD
  • Create interactive prototypes that make the app look like it's coded
  • Design according to the Material Design principles
  • Increase your speed through tips, tricks, and special techniques

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Course Description

Do you want to design outstanding apps? Impressive prototypes that look like the real deal but without any coding? This course is a masterclass a comprehensive approach to mobile app designing. I'll teach you everything you need to know, from A to Z. We'll use Photoshop, Adobe XD, Zeplin. I've taught over 140.000 students on Udemy and I'm a best-selling instructor!
You'll learn about Material Design, the principles of color, spacing, and typography, tips and tricks, how to get design resources, and much much more. Get a life skill that's high in demand in today's job market, all for the price of a fancy coffee. Create beautiful apps, interactive prototypes, and supercharge your career.
You'll learn to:
  • Design beautiful mobile apps;
  • Create interactive prototypes without any previous knowledge;
  • Use Photoshop for mobile app design;
  • The principles of Material Design;
  • Learn Adobe XD from scratch;
  • Prepare all the files for developers through a special program called Zeplin;
  • How to size elements correctly on ALL phone types and sizes;
  • Typography best practices;
  • Where to get design resources like icons, custom graphics, photos, and more;
FAQ:

  1. Will I learn how to code them? Kotlin, Java, Swift, Android Studio, Xcode, Eclipse?
    No, that's not covered. However, I do teach you how to talk to developers and prepare everything. You won't have to slice or manually export your assets. I'll show you all my secrets as the CEO of my own Mobile App Design company, founded in 2013.

  2. What Photoshop version do I need to have?
    Any CC version will do. CS6 is not good enough, but you can get a free 7 day trial from Adobe's website. More than enough time to watch this course.

  3. Is this course for everybody?
    I don't assume you have any experience regarding mobile apps. You do need basic Photoshop skills. This is explained in detail in the lecture called "Requirements and your expectations". In short, if you're not a complete beginner in terms of Photoshop, you'll be fine.

  4. What will we design?
    We have a few projects, but there's a flagship app that's as real as they get. Over 70 screens in the final prototype - beautiful, sleek, interactive, modern. All the cutting edge techniques and best practices are used.
Final, personal note: I can honestly say there isn't anything like this anywhere out on the market. Believe me, I've looked long and hard. The course is PACKED full of knowledge I would have loved to have at the beginning of my career as a mobile app designer. I believe it's going to help a lot of people get a fantastic life skill. By far, this is the best course I've ever created. I hope you'll feel the same way.Who this course is for:
  • Anybody that wants a dependable life skill that can bring a solid income
  • Designers who want to know more about Material Design, creating apps, and interactive prototypes
  • Anyone who wants to launch their own mobile apps
  • Developers who want to expand their skill set
  • Photoshop users that are looking for an alternative tool - Adobe XD

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Instructor Details

Cristian Doru Barin

Chris Barin is a professional web and app designer with nearly 10 years of Photoshop experience. By being self-taught, he managed to gain the trust of over 160.000 students from all over the world through his Photoshop courses. A staple of his materials is a hand-on, down-to-Earth approach that focuses on getting maximum results with minimal effort.
Chris started out as a freelance web designer and built a loyal client base, earning over $50,000 by designing sites part time. Today, he runs his own Android design studio, 20+ strong, creating fantastic looking apps for clients; his apps have over 100 million downloads to date.
Passionate about teaching, Chris teaches on Udemy because he has been disappointed in the quality of training materials available for people who want to learn design. In his courses, he holds nothing back; he documents and shares his entire experience on how he managed to stand out from the competition and do the work that he loves full-time.
Chris's courses are some of the highest rated ones in the design category, as well as some of the bestselling ones on the entire platform. Students rave about his fast response time, clear explanations, and overall teaching style. Feel free to send him a message if you have any questions or suggestions for how he can create a better learning experience for you.

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Reviews

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The great complete course. I had had lots of fun with it. The app is not fancy but fancy are just mockups that don't do anything, and Your final UI prototype does lots of. Hope to buy another course of yours maybe Illustrator who knows :) Best wishes from Poland

I really enjoyed this course and got a lot of it. Chris is a great instructor and he always gave me helpful feed backs and responded quickly to my question.I love that you build a real project for your portfolio. Thank you, Chris1000000% recommended

This is one of the best courses concerning UI/UX design and it even teaches you more on how to handle clients and relate with developers.. It is very rich and endowed. Please make sure you have knowledge of photoshop, Cos you'll be designing in photoshop before going indepth in Adobe xd.. It is all worth it!.. Thanks Chris for pouring your heart during the lecture.. I really had a nice time learning.. And I'm ready to create amazing apps and prototypes and export them in zeplin and in xd to developers. Kind regard, Tenzy.

It's really worth taking this course. This course prepares you to become a better Mobile App Designer. It covers every important aspects regarding the UI/UX and Prototyping. It also covers all the details about app designing in Photoshop, Adobe XD and Zeplin. I would highly recommend this course to everyone who wish to learn Mobile App Designing and make a career in it. Looking forward to more courses on such topics in the future. Thanks Chris for your valuable information and support!

Saying its a great course its like saying nothing!! There is no doubt that Chris made huge job!! I had been looking for this kind of course for a long time and was confused in how to succeed without any definite source!!Thank so much!

This course is all-inclusive, though times have changed and all the effort in Photoshop isn't needed anymore (XD is the industry standard), it sharpened my photoshop skills too.Thanks for the great course.

Amazing course! Really valuable information, without unnecessary conversations, just pure knowledge and priceless experience! Highly recommended for graphic or web designers that want to switch to app designing :)

Good course! I learn a lot about design and good practices, I recommend for any expert or beginner.

After taking this course am now feels confident working as a UI/UX Designer. I came across so many good examples during this course. My skills of using XD, Zeplin, Sketch, and Photoshop is now improved.Chris...!!, Thank you very much for designing this course with such a nice examples.

First of all, Chris hired a special person to do the voiceover, and that's an instant +1000 to his karma! It's easy to follow, pleasant to listen to. (I personally still had to make it 1.25-1.5 times faster, but online-courses are always too slow for me)I loved the practical advice! Lots of hints, straight t the point.Minuses: I think, there is a bit too much Photoshop in terms of conversion to XD at the end. In order to make things look the way they do we needed to spend quite some time and efffort in PS, but then we had to re-build it in XD. And if it was planned in XD from the very beginning, the workflow would be different. So at the end it feel like additional unnecessary work.BUT! This work is unnecessary for this exact project. As to our learning process, I'd say it makes sense. Chris wanted us to see different approaches and solutions for the same problem. I personally got stuck at the PS part (motivation-wise), so that's why I'd say it's a minus for me. But at least now I know how I would like to work. And if I'm asked to do things in PS, I also know how.

This is the best course out there for mobile design. As usual Chris doesn't cut any corners, so you will go from a beginner to pro after you are done. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who want to get the full mobile design experience.Thanks Chris for creating this course.

It's a very good course as it provides you knowledge of multiple softwares and everything has been explained in full detail...I surely recommend this course to every app designer out there.