How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop
Hi there. This video is all about mocking up a Ui app design. It's a nice simple one. We're going to scale these guys down which is not exciting but we'll add a convincing blur on off on reduce the background levels. We'll add a job shadow that only affects the background UI options. It's pretty easy to do. Let's learn the techniques now in Photoshop. Alright to get started. Let's go to print. So file new print. We're using U. S. Letter. We're gonna use landscape and that's gonna work for me. I'm gonna color the background and ingredient so I'm gonna click on my gradient tool and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna make sure my foreground color is one kind of gray and then the background color is a different or dark agree. Is that good enough? Yep. I'm going to use a radio. Yeah, I'm gonna use a radial gradient, click hold and drag and it's going to work for me. Just a real subtle gradient. Anyway, let's bring in the different UI mockups. These were made in adobe. Xd Just simple shapes and ...
letters. Place embedded under exercise files and the mock ups and I'm going to show you using that file. Place embedded. You can't pick more than one. Yeah. Okay. So what I tended to is I have this open. Okay this works on a Mac and a pc. You just got to have your finder. Window open or your window open and Windows find your files, grab these three and just dump them in there. Hit return, return return. Just get them all in there at the same time. Plus they're all smart objects which is cool or just work through slowly and bring them in one by one. So what do I want? My dashboard is going to be like the main focus one And I want him just transforming him command T. To be the biggest kind of main feature one. These other two I'd like to be the same size so I've selected both of them in my layers, panel, command T or control T on the pc. Scale it down. So which one I'm gonna use onboarding, it's going to go over here, it's going to be just behind. Same with the login, it's going to be just behind but I might do is slip them all and just distribute the centers just to make sure they're all lined up. Nice. Perfect. But I also might do for these two as much slow them down. Alright, so now I need to make these kind of ones at the back recede into the background. What I'd like to do is I want to do them to the instead of doing it once to this one and then trying to copy and paste layer styles, I'm gonna group them instead of grouping them inside of like a folder. It's actually really good just to select both of them and make them a smart object. Okay. It just means that they're going to act as one layer and if I need to go inside it, I can double click to go inside and they're both still in there. So you smart objects as grouping as well. I do want to do two things with it selected. I'm going to go to adjustments and I want to find my levels Okay. And I want to make sure the levels are clipping just to the layer underneath. That's what this little arrow does. Just this layer here and I find this is a useful trick just to kind of grab the whites and to say, I just want less white. I'm not fixing the levels. I'm actually just dragging and saying there are no more whites. You can see it's just darkening them up, showing a bit of a contrast between the two up to you. How far you want to go too far somewhere about there. Next thing I want to do as well is I want to click on this layer and I want to add my favorite filter. My second favorite, my first favorite is Girls and Blair. Who could forget you Betty. But my next favorite blue gallery, irish blue. The cool thing about iris blue has a center and it kind of fades out and you can move that center remember. So right in the middle there actually by default, it's kind of cool. It's only affecting these guys in the background. You can adjust this. Okay, so it just means it's not it's going to be perfectly sharp in the middle and there's this kind of like transition between how blurry it is on the outside and that is controlled by this little slider here, how blurry it is on the outside. Or you can use the slider over here, that's what I want, visible. Readable in the middle here. I might move it up a little bit as well. You can have more than one. Okay, I haven't in this course. Okay, I've just been using one for lots of things but no, you can have more than one when you're ready, click. Okay, awesome. One last thing I want to do is have a shadow for this this main dashboard version of my app. I want that to cast a shadow on these two. So with it selected, let's go to effects drop shadow. Okay, pick a drop shadow. I'm gonna pick something nice and fuzzy. Distance wise. I'm not worried too much about distance at the moment. Why? Because we're gonna detach it so I'm gonna have distance at zero and have it nice and fluffy. How hard? Yeah, something like that. Even fluffy click Ok, and you could leave it like that. What I want to do though is like you can see it's got the shadow casting everywhere. I'm going to do our trick that we've done a zillion times. Now we're going to right click drop shadow and say create layer, the mysteriously named thing so that it detaches it from that original layer. Now what we can do is we can say you my friend, I would like you to only affect this group here. I want to do exactly what the levels is doing levels. Is clipping to that layer. I want you to do it as well. Hold down the option key on a Mac or a Pc and just looking for there's a little icon that appears in between the two layers so that now you can see it only appears on these two guys, not on this background but awesome. So if you wanted to update it, all you do is double click on them, I'm gonna invert mine for no reason, save it, you can see it's a lovely reusable little mock up. Alright, that is it for this tutorial, I will see you in the next video before we go instructor HQ Just so you know, it's something that I work on, it's one of my other projects, basically the instructor HQ dot com is for people who want to themselves become an instructor, I'm an adobe instructor, but you might be looking to do something similar or or some other complete field and basically instructor excuse there to show you how to make the courses, how to edit them, where to distribute them, how to market them and plus it tracks their success as well. So it's a cool little thing, Go check it out if you're keen, that explains why instructor HQ appears randomly every now and again. Alright, that is definitely the end of the video. I'll see you in the next one.