iOS App Icon Photoshop template
As you might know, I’ve recently released a game for iOS, it is called “Bubble Scramble Lite” and I’ve learned quite a bit while developing the game for iPhone / iPod.
One of the things that I found incredibly useful and necessary was a way to create icons for my application quickly and efficiently. Otherwise it becomes a pain to create the different size icons manually.
According to Apple’s guidelines there are many different sizes of icons needed for your application:
|Description||Size for iPhone and iPod touch (in pixels)||Size for high-resolution iPhone and iPod touch (in pixels)||Size for iPad (in pixels)||Size for high-resolution iPad (in pixels)|
|Application icon (required for all apps)||57×57||114×114||72×72||144×144|
|App icon for the App Store (required for all apps)||512×512||1024×1024||512×512||1024×1024|
I’ve found a .psd template (on Nick Farina’s blog) and modified it to suit the needs of creating all application icons quickly in Adobe Photoshop.
If you are familiar with working in Adobe Photoshop, feel free to:
Otherwise please follow the instructions below:
The process of making the icons with this template is quite simple, open it up, modify the smart object, save the modified file and go back to your template seeing the changes taking place, then export the document for Web/Devices, save and see how it creates the files automatically.
The template has to be worked the following way:
1) Open up the template in Adobe Photoshop
6) In the opened window click Save, then Save again.
7) Now if you go to the folder where you saved your export files, you will see this structure:
The PSD template is available for download:
Download the template here