I've created icons many times now with tons of great information I've learned here at GraphicDesign StackkExchange. Now, I'm finally putting together my first real application that will go public on the iOS and Google Play marketplaces. I've just got a couple of things I want to make sure of when I'm creating these icons. First, I have to create them in Illustrator (so I can use them later on if I need to resize them flawlessly). Second, I need to send them to PhotoShop so I can resize them into their respective sizes.
So, when I first go into Illustrator I'm presented with this settup screen. What would be the optimal settings?
I would think RGB instead of CMYK, but I really don't know. Also, when I'm creating stuff, I want to make sure everything is even, so align to pixel grid would be smart. I do NOT understand why you wouldn't want to use the pixel grid. Just putting it out there.
Then, I have my icon. Do I go to File -> Export, to get it to photoshop... or can I just select it and copy it and paste it.
When I paste it, I get a couple of options:
Again... which would be optimal to pick? I need to make sure it aligns to the pixel grid as well (I think).
I know this is a lot of questions, and it's not just one definitive question. IT IS however to get a definitive answer on a process.
UPDATE FOR BOUNTY:
There have been some updates to illustrator now, and I'm still wondering if my "Advanced Settings" below are "correct" for making icons for Android and iOS.
Also, I would like to cut photoshop out of my process, and simply save for web from Illustrator. I'm trying to save for web now, and there are a lot of options.
I have a single color icon. Can anyone tell me what is the best way to save my image? I want full quality. I don't know how to choose original. I don't want any compression.