Adobe XD CC Fundamentals

by William Everhart

Adobe Experience Design CC can help you create interactive prototypes that you can share with clients for a complete user design experience. Learn how to create and export your designs for developers so you can maintain your design vision.

What you'll learn

Do you have a desire to create a mobile app or website? Would having a working prototype of your design that you could share with your clients make the process much easier?

In this course, Adobe XD CC Fundamentals, you will learn foundational skills needed to create an interactive prototype for a mobile app or website.

First, you will learn how to set up a project in Adobe XD CC.
Next, you will discover how to create graphics with the shape and pen tools, as well as adding interactive features to your project.
Finally, you will explore previewing your work on desktop and mobile, as well as sharing your interactive prototypes with clients and developers.

When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Adobe XD CC needed to create beautiful interactive designs that your clients can interact with and deliver valuable feedback on.

Course FAQ

What is Adobe XD CC?

Adobe XD is a user experience design tool for websites and mobile apps, allowing you to create interactive graphics and prototypes that are easily shareable with clients.

What are some of the benefits of Adobe XD CC?

With Adobe XD you can:

  • Create graphics with greater depth and perspective
  • Build reusable components that sync
  • Add animations and effects to put designs in motion
  • Create states like hover and toggle or countless other variations
  • Easily duplicate galleries, lists, and other components
  • Quickly swap and resize content through content-aware layouts
  • Import from Photoshop and Illustrator
Is Adobe XD free?

Yes, there is a free version of Adobe XD, but it has some limitations. If you want full access to all of the tools and features then you will need to get the paid version.

What will I learn in this Adobe XD tutorial?

In this course you will learn how to create an interactive prototype in Adobe XD CC. Some topics covered include:

  • Setting up a project in Adobe XD
  • Exploring the XD interface
  • Drawing with the Shape and Pen tools
  • Importing images and graphics
  • Adding interactive features - scrolling, hperlinks, carousel sliders, etc.
  • 3D Transforms
  • Working with components
  • Previewing your work on desktop and mobile
  • Sharing your prototypes with others
Who should take this Adobe XD course?

Anyone who wants to learn how to use Adobe XD for creating graphics and interactive prototypes for mobile apps or websites. If you want to create designs that your clients can interact with, then this is perfect for you.

Are there any prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is a beginner course, so no prior knowledge of Adobe XD is needed. It would help, though, to be familiar with the general basics of UX design.

About the author

Embarking on his career at a time when desktop publishing was a brand new term, William Everhart learned graphic software long before services like Pluralsight were even a dream. Over the past 30 years he has gone on to add web design, video production, and instructional design to his resume. He is currently the owner of his own consulting and private training firm, Astute Digital Solutions, which helps people overcome software and workflow challenges.

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