Learn how to design interfaces
Most Photoshop courses start by teaching you how to remove redeye, crop a photo, or remove unwanted background elements. Skills used by photographers, not interface designers.
The valuable interface design skills, such as paths and layer styles, are saved for intermediate and expert level courses. Meaning you have to suffer through learning how to turn a photo black and white before you can learn to improve your software design.
Learn skills youll use every day
Photoshop is such a powerful tool that it is used by everyone from print designers, to photographers, to app developers. Unfortunately that power comes with a complex feature set that is time consuming to learn.
Thats why its important to learn the tools in Photoshop that are actually used for designing websites and softwareskipping past the parts that may be useful someday, but wont get that app designed in time for your product launch.
In record time
How much is your time worth? If youre like me your time is one of the most valuable things you possess. Designing an application faster means you have time to add more polish.
Cutting through the unnecessary fluff in most training courses means you learn faster and have more time to create. Personally Id use that time to create a new productor better yet, take some time off to spend with family and friends.
With real-world examples
Working as a professional designer for over 7 years has taught me which techniques are critical to producing great designs (and which you can ignore, since you wont use them regularly). This course is based around teaching you the Photoshop techniques to create the beautiful designs you see every day around the web.
Then you can practice the techniques on your own by working through the provided exercises to make you really learn the necessary skills.
Each lesson starts by teaching you a particular techniquethen puts it into practice with several hands on examples, designing actual interface elements.
In Photoshop for Interface Designers youll learn exactly the skills needed to use Photoshop to design great software. From iPhone apps to web apps, youll start with the skills and tools used by professionals.
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Nathan Barry Photoshop for Interface Design Contains: Videos, PSD, PDF