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Designing a Splash Page for Your Mobile App

by Mario Duilio Macari

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.

What you'll learn

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.

Table of contents

Course Overview
Introduction and Planning

About the author

Mario Macari has spent more than ten plus years as a coder specializing in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and other client and server side languages. He is also an award-winning artist and holds a BFA in Illustration. He has worked on projects for companies like Disney, Apple Computers, Microsoft and DC Comics. He currently teaches coding, design, UX/UI and Adobe products at two Southeastern Wisconsin colleges. Mario Macari has an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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