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Material Theming Is Google’s Ambitious New Design Tool

admin, June 20, 2018

It’s called “material design,” and it’s the language with which Google wants you to design your next Android app.

Today at Google I/O, the company revealed a major overhaul of its Material Design language with a new tool called Material Theming.

Material Theming, on the most basic level, is a plugin for the popular prototyping app, Sketch. It lets designers add an exponential amount of variety to their work while still utilizing Google’s existing design system. App designers can use the plugin’s simple tools and sliders to customize their own work, from creating new kinds of buttons and applying custom colors with ease to importing any typeface and scaling it perfectly. Along the way, Material Theming will balance all of these discrete elements automatically, so everything is legible and nothing looks too tacky.

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