Domestika Basics 7 courses

Introduction to Sketch

By Samuel Hermoso
UX-UI Designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 08/27/2014
, UX-UI Designer

Learn how to design websites and apps like a professional with the pioneering user interface (UI) design software

  • Domestika Basics 7 courses Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (31)
  • 1116 students
Introduction to Sketch

Learn how to design websites and apps like a professional with the pioneering user interface (UI) design software


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (31)
  • 1116 students
  • 7 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 83 Lessons (11h 46m)
  • 21 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
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Domestika Basics · 7 courses included

If you want to design a responsive interface for different devices, in a simple and efficient way, the tools on Sketch—software that has been specially developed for UI designers—make the entire process look easy.

In this Domestika Basics of seven courses, UX/UI consultant and designer Samuel Hermoso teaches you how to master Sketch from scratch. With a practical methodology, and through a series of practical exercises, you’ll be able to design your own interface of a project, for both websites and apps, in a professional way.

Start off by installing the software, getting to know its interface and basic tools to understand its main characteristics. See how to create your first shapes, as well as selecting, moving, and transforming layers in different ways.

In the second course, Samuel teaches you how to add borders, colors, shadows, and other effects to your basic shapes. Learn how to work with vectors and pixels, creating your first icons for the design of your interface through the intersection of vectorial shapes and curve drawings.

Continue by working with the shape elements in Sketch in the third course, measuring the distances, and how to group, and align your layers. Learn the main functionalities to reorganize the screens and layers with the Smart Layout tool.

Move on to the process of designing texts in the fourth course. Learn the different characteristics to improve the reading experience, maintaining concistency throughout your project. Samuel teaches you how to modify texts, creating different styles and establishing hierarchies. Explore different fonts, sizes, colors, and contrasts to create a mobile app design.

Next, learn how to work with your project in a scalable way, using symbols with the Resizing tool. See how to easily duplicate screens and implement adjustments that affect every version, to work more efficiently. Learn how to swiftly create and switch styles.

In the second-last course of this Domestika Basics, create a navigable prototype of your pages. See how to adjust your designs for different devices using column layouts and grids. Use these new characteristics to align elements automatically, creating spacing and paddings.

Finally, Samuel shows you how to make the most of Sketch by sharing some tips and tricks that will help you work quicker and more efficiently. Wrap up this Basics course with a series of plug-ins to personalize the tool that best adapts to your needs.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with macOS Mojave or higher.
    ⦁ The latest version of Sketch. You can download the trial version on the official website of the software.


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Samuel Hermoso

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UX-UI Designer

Samuel Hermoso has over 20 years of experience working in consulting and digital product design. After working with different studios and agencies, he created the Elastic Heads studio, in Madrid (Spain), where he helps people, companies, and startups adapt to the new changes in the digital world and improve their digital products.

Samuel is also dedicated to teaching, he is a professor of product design, user experience and methodologies, and interactive design tools in schools such as: Ironhack, Mr. Marcel School, IED, Neoland and the European University.


Contents

Course 1: Introduction and Basic Characteristics

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Install the program

    • Install the program
  • U3

    Sketch interface

    • Sketch interface
  • U4

    Zoom and move

    • Zoom and move
  • U5

    Preferences

    • Preferences
  • U6

    Screens

    • Screens
  • U7

    Insert basic shapes

    • Insert basic shapes
  • U8

    Menus

    • Menus
  • U9

    Transform, scale, twist, and mirror

    • Transform, scale, twist, and mirror
  • U10

    To select

    • To select
  • U11

    Move, copy, paste and duplicate

    • Move, copy, paste and duplicate
  • U12

    Practice: design with geometric shapes and adaptations to different screens

    • Design with geometric shapes and adaptations to different screens

Course 2: Shape Styles, Vectors, and Pixels Use

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Borders and colors

    • Borders and colors
  • U3

    Working with images

    • Working with images
  • U4

    Export images

    • Export images
  • U5

    Vectors, rounded edges, import and export vectors

    • Vectors, rounded edges, import and export vectors
  • U6

    Pixel perfect icons

    • Pixel perfect icons
  • U7

    Working with vector shapes

    • Working with vector shapes
  • U8

    Booleans with geometric shapes

    • Booleans with geometric shapes
  • U9

    Practice: icon design

    • Practice: icon design 1
    • Practice: icon design 2

Course 3: Organizing Elements

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Layer groups

    • Layer groups
  • U3

    Types of layers

    • Types of layers
  • U4

    Lock and unlock layers

    • Lock and unlock layers
  • U5

    Measure distances, align and distribute

    • Measure distances, align and distribute
  • U6

    Play button and align elements in header

    • Play button and align elements in header
  • U7

    Layer order

    • Layer order
  • U8

    Rearrange layers and screens

    • Rearrange layers and screens
  • U9

    Reorder spaces in texts

    • Reorder spaces in texts
  • U10

    Practice: organizing and aligning elements on a screen

    • Practice: organizing and aligning elements on a screen

Course 4: Texts and Hierarchy

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Align and modify texts and shapes to create buttons

    • Align and modify texts and shapes to create buttons
  • U3

    Enhance the reading experience

    • Enhance the reading experience
  • U4

    Text hierarchies

    • Text hierarchies
  • U5

    Paste text keeping the same style

    • Paste text keeping the same style
  • U6

    Exercise transform buttons

    • Transform buttons
  • U7

    Recommended text sizes

    • Recommended text sizes
  • U8

    Text styles

    • Text styles
  • U9

    Practice: create mobile screens combining different text styles

    • Practice: create mobile screens combining different text styles 1
    • Practice: create mobile screens combining different text styles 2

Course 5: Scaling Your Project

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Symbols

    • Symbols
  • U3

    Modify values with overrides

    • Modify values with overrides
  • U4

    Fill information with Data

    • Fill information with Data
  • U5

    Transform groups and symbols with resizing

    • Transform groups and symbols with resizing
  • U6

    Create alternative symbols

    • Create alternative symbols
  • U7

    Add styles to modify color overrides

    • Add styles to modify color overrides
  • U8

    Copy-paste layer style

    • Copy / paste layer style
  • U9

    Copy other color and fill types

    • Copy other color and fill types
  • U10

    Shades

    • Shades
  • U11

    Practice: preference list screen on mobile and tablet

    • Practice: preference list screen on mobile and tablet 1
    • Practice: preference list screen on mobile and tablet 2
    • Practice: screen of preferences list on mobile and tablet 3

Course 6: Layouts, Grids, Smart Layouts and Prototyping

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    12 column layout

    • 12 column layout
  • U3

    Fit elements to layout and grid

    • Fit elements to layout and grid
  • U4

    Vertical rhythm for texts and spacing

    • Vertical rhythm for texts and spacing
  • U5

    Use the smart layout

    • Use the smart layout
  • U6

    Padding with smart layout

    • Padding with smart layout
  • U7

    Prototyped

    • Prototyped
  • U8

    Fixed elements

    • Fixed elements
  • U9

    Preview the prototype

    • Preview the prototype
  • U10

    Practice: UI project of a web / app and prototype of screens of a web/app

    • Practice: UI project of a web/app and prototype of screens of a web/app 1
    • UI screens project and prototype of an app 2

Course 7: Shortcuts, Tricks, and Plug-ins

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    Keyboard shortcuts

    • Keyboard shortcuts
  • U3

    Masks

    • More expensive
  • U4

    Find and replace colors

    • Find and replace colors
  • U5

    Resize screens

    • Resize screens
  • U6

    Recommendations lines and ring graphs

    • Recommendations lines and ring graphs
  • U7

    Replace items

    • Replace items
  • U8

    Create data lists for the Data menu

    • Create data lists for the Data menu
  • U9

    Reduce file size and version elements

    • Reduce file size and version elements
  • U10

    Switch window and tabs for multiple documents

    • Switch window and tabs for multiple documents
  • U11

    The pen for drawing curves

    • The pen for drawing curves
  • U12

    Plugins

    • Plugins 1
    • Plugins 2
  • U13

    Practice: adapt a screen to a new brand image renewed

    • Practice: adapt a screen to a new brand image renewed
    • Practice: adapt a screen to a new brand image renewed 2
    • Practice: adapt a screen to a new brand image renewed 3
    • Practice: adapt a screen to a new image of a renewed brand 4

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
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    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

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    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

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Introduction to Sketch. A Design course by Samuel Hermoso

Introduction to Sketch

By Samuel Hermoso
UX-UI Designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 08/27/2014
  • 100% Positive reviews (31)
  • 1116 students