Designing a Splash Page for Your Mobile App

Your splash page's design has a profound effect on your app's users. In this course, you will learn how to design artwork for your app in multiple formats with many helpful tools. Software required: Illustrator CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2015.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 29, 2016
Duration
1h 50m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction and Planning
Arranging the Provided Alien Art
Coloring the Provided Alien Art
Creating the Background from Public Domain NASA Photos and Photoshop
Creating the App's Logo Type
Placing the Logos on the Artwork
Adding a Subhead Tag to the Artwork and Conclusion
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 29, 2016
Duration
1h 50m
Description

The design and execution of your splash page can make or break a user's confidence in your app as it loads. In Designing a Splash Page for Your Mobile App, you will learn how to create and set up great splash-page artwork in raster or vector formats, which you can either combine with coding or in Adobe Photoshop. First, you will learn about drawing elements, both electronically with a tablet and conventionally with pencil on paper, as well as vectoring your art work and arranging elements. Next, you'll see how to use the powerful tools in Adobe Animate CC, Illustrator, and Photoshop; then, you'll explore the basics of color theory, typography, and much more. Finally, you'll create an app logo, finishing up with a mock-up and combining all the elements together. At the end of this course, you will have created a great splash page, improved your design skills, and learned how to use some powerful design tools for your future projects. Software required: Illustrator CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2015.

About the author
About the author

Mario Macari is an award winning illustrator, animator and graphic designer that fell in love with writing code. He develops and codes for major corporations and teaches coding classes at a couple of colleges in Southeastern Wisconsin. Mario Macari holds a BFA in Illustration and certificates galore from software companies.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Mario Macari, and welcome to my course, Designing a Splash Page for Your Mobile App. I'm a graphic designer, illustrator, cartoonist, front-end developer, freelancer, and college adjunct professor. I have been working with computers and graphic design a long, long time, and have been creating art for my entire career. In this course, we are going to create a splash screen for a mobile app. Some of the major topics that we will cover include using both vector and raster images to your advantage for scalable splash screens, drawing characters and arranging them, picking colors that work together, finding and stylizing public domain photos, choosing fonts and creating an app logo. By the end of this course you'll understand how to create, adapt, and composite images. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. From here you should feel comfortable diving into Pluralsight's library with courses on graphic design, typography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Animate CC, and Adobe Illustrator. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn typography, drawing, and compositing techniques with Designing a Splash Page for Your Mobile App course at Pluralsight.