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Asset animation repositroy

I am currently working on a mobile based game. There are a lot assets involved and an equal amount of animations(buttons, graphical elements, etc.) Now the real problem is that getting the exact idea ...
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Best way to show icons over an arbitrary background image [on hold]

I am newbie when it comes to design/ui. I am creating an android application for the phone. On one of the pages, there is going to be a random background image. I would like to put 4 image button ...
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...
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How to Save .svg in Illustrator so it shows right on Adroid?

I am trying to create a .svg image for Android devices, but it is not visible clearly in the device. How should I save the file from Adobe Illustrator and how can I optimise the file?
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Preparing PSD design to android app development

It is my first question here and I hope it is not a bad one. I have android app designed in PSD. Now my job is to make it into XMLs. My problem is that design dimensions are 768px x 1184px with ...
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Techniques to focus a specific list item?

I am playing around with website design and am having trouble letting a user know a specific item in the list is special / important / requires attention. I have tried increasing the size of the ...
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How to output multiple image sizes from one design?

I am designing an app for android and as you may know that android uses 6 different density buckets from LDPI to XXXHDPI. Is there a way to save multiple outputs of different sizes from one design ...
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What is the difference between “flat style” and “material design”?

After Windows 8 came out all spoke about "Metro UI" and later about the "Flat design". Now, after Android Lollipop came out all speak about "Metro design". Can somebody explain the difference between ...
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Color issues from photoshop to android

I have created some images and set some colors using photoshop and applied them to our app in android studio, but for the same hex code, colors arent same, I do not understand why this is happening. I ...
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Designing an Android app and supporting multiple devices/screens

I have created a UI concept and high-fidelity wireframes for an Android app. The next phase is to transform the wireframes into graphic assets and deliver them to the app developer. Now, since Android ...
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Android Launcher Icon “suggests” a border

Looking at the Android Asset Studio Launcher Icon Generator, the launcher icons always end up with a transparent border of at least 2dp. Same goes the App Icon Template. But Googles Design Guide does ...
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Android video editing app design

I am developing a video editing helper app. I went with a dark design (for some reason everything even remotely like this has a dark UI), as flat and simple as possible. I've worked on this for a ...
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How to export crisp Android icons in Photoshop/Illustrator?

Both Photoshop (layer shapes) and Illustrator (vectors) are terrible at making crisp Android assets when I save out. Can anyone lend a hand how to make crisp items at multiple sizes without doing it ...
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Preserve Photoshop PNG transparent margin from generator

I am trying to create a new color for a drawer icon in AS. The stock one has margin to the right that I would like to preserve since it keeps the actionbar icon from sitting on top of it. When I ...
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PNG shadow shows as white border on android device

I am creating few icons with Drop shadow blending option in Photoshop. Then I save the icon as PNG with Transparency as 'chekced' and Matte as 'None'. The shadow looks fine on desktop but when my ...
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How to convert between Android DP and CSS px?

I see this is probably a noob question, but it truly confuses me. I'm reading documents from the Google Material Design, along with some of its implementations in css. The specification is written in ...
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Moto 360 resolution and density [closed]

I'd like to know what is the exact resolution and density of not yet launched Moto 360 smartwatch. I did some research and some sites say it is 320 x 320 but it looks much higher in the promotional ...
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Critique: How can I improve the design of the 'Show Phone Contacts' dialog in my app?

In the add contact dialog , I am suppose to add a button/link or something like that that will take the user to a view that shows the saved phone contacts. So I know that the Show Phone Contacts ...
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How do I use the unstyled icons in the Action Bar Icon Pack? [closed]

The action bar icon pack at http://developer.android.com/design/downloads/index.html has a list of icons that are "unstyled". What does that mean? If I use them, should I style them with Android ...
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How do you make an Android loading icon in Illustrator?

I'd like to know how to make an android style loading icon in Illustrator. Can anyone help? It doesn't have to spin, i'd just like to know how to create the opacity on the circular object. This is ...
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Learning GUI design: where do I start? [duplicate]

I want to learn how to create stylish Graphic User Interfaces for android applications beyond the common style of the google apps itself. if some one has some documents i can read to give applications ...
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Is this typeface intentionally so uneven, or is this some display error?

I read many books on Android for Kindle, and most of them display in a nice, unobtrusive way. This is a screenshot of my last book: But the book I am currently reading has a very strange ...
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How to make drawable of android app for all density

Hello I am Android Developer, working on android application. I require to make all drawables for all density for my android app. Is there any standard ratio I should keep for that and any tool for ...
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How can I achieve consistent colours in my app on different mobile displays?

We are working on a mobile game that will run on iOS and Android devices. The graphic theme has been designed during the first steps of the development by a single person. Now he's no more an active ...
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When designing an Android app, will the “default” theme be different on different devices?

I am currently designing the UI for my first Android app. Android (obviously) lets you design any and every element in your app using XML. On any elements where you leave the "default" (holo) theme ...
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How to create a common app design (PSD) for mobile iPad and Android?

This is the first time I will create the design for an app that will work on mobile, iPad and Android. Would I have to create 3 different PSDs for all 3 viewport sizes?, or creating 1 PSD design for, ...
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What is the best icon to show 'randomness' in an Android application?

Currently I am using a clip art image of two dice as a 'random' button: However, it doesn't fit the Android look and feel at all. How would I best represent 'randomness' in a button?
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Designing scalable graphics without using vectors

I'm working on an mobile phone game, and don't have the luxury of being able to use vector graphics. I'd like the game to be playable on a wide range of devices from 2560x1600 tablets to 320x240 ...
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How can I create a tutorial with a hand for my Android app? [closed]

I'd like to make a tutorial with screen images like this How can I make it? I already have the screen images but I don't know how to put the beautiful hand.
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How to go about making a 3D icon for Android App Icon

The android design guidelines say that "Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, with a slight perspective as if viewed from above, so that users perceive some depth." I am still ...
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How can I create multiple image sizes at the same time?

I program Android apps, and one of the requirements is that there are images of multiple sizes generated for different sized devices. I might create a 48x48, 64x64, 96x96, 128x128, and 144x144 image ...
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android tablet for designer? [closed]

I am kinda on a tight budget and I want to start designing stuff on a computer screen and I am looking for a cheap but decent tablet so i can start using Sketchbook pro as a start. I was looking into ...
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Interactive elements of a PDF being hidden when viewed in iOS/Android et al

we have created an interactive PDF in InDesign CC for a client with rollovers on various charts, that display extra information when rolled over. Now obviously the rollovers are meaningless on touch ...
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What image file format is used by Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile?

I have been using Sketchbook Mobile on an android phone a little bit and, being an android (me and the device), I have located the single save file the program allows and make backups of that file on ...
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Change the transparency of an Android stock icon?

I am trying to use an android star icon (.png) and color it in red. Basic, right? Well. I did the color change after some research (just download Gimp 2) from an iOS icon because it has the ideal ...
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iphone design in photoshop which PPI has to be set 326? or 72? [duplicate]

i am working with 72PPI for both android and iphone ..but some has been reffered 326 has to be set for iphone can i know what difference will occur? i am getting same result in 72 itself
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Is there any design documentation for GUI element sizes in mobile devices?

I know it depends on the device but I am having a hard time locating GUI element sizes in regards to browsers, keyboards, etc. etc. for Apple and Android devices. I have searched through Apple's ...
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Is Illustrator good for Android?

I know nothing of graphic design. I've started developing for Android, and I want my interface to be beautiful, and for that I know it needs to be designed by hand, but I also know that means knowing ...
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How to create Android PNG Icons from an SVG using GIMP

I'm pretty much a graphics design noob, as you can tell by this very basic question. What I am trying to achieve is to create a set of Android icons from an SVG file that I have. In case you didn't ...
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Illustrator multi-device export

I’m working on an UI app design for both Android and IPhone. I’m using Adobe Illustrator. Now I’m facing the problem that the exportation of assets is a nightmare. I need to create a different ...
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Creating a drop shadow on one side of a shape

I am trying to recreate this effect (see photo) from the HipMunk Android app and I am having some issues as the shadow is coming out other sides on the shape. I just want the shadow out of the right ...
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How do designers render their work onto an iPhone/Android?

Before you down vote, bare with me as I'm a developer! I've always been curious how designers render their work onto a phone to show their customers how it may look on the phone, for example: ...
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Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean

I am attempting to create beautiful hi-res graphics for Android notifications, but am running into some issues. In Jelly Bean, there is a new place for large icons (see the notification design ...
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Android app to use it as tablet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop? I am into very beginning stage of digital sketching, I have ...
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Where and/or how to generate custom android button graphic images?

I'm creating an app, and I want it to be more colorful and vivid. Though, I'm not an artist or have any drawing talent. Is there someplace online where I can create custom images for my android ...
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Creating graphics for Android/iOS/Mobile Devices

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 ...
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I want to use Helvetica Neue in my Android application. Where do I buy the appropriate license?

I'm having a heck of a time getting a straight answer for this. Hope somebody here can help! If I'm a small commercial company that's creating an Android application for a paid service, what sort of ...
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What are the most important qualities to look for when hiring a great mobile UI designer for a consumer-facing Internet startup?

I'm looking for an experienced mobile UI designer to lead the vision and design for our iphone and android applications. What characteristics, experience or requirements would a mid-to-senior level ...
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What is the correct font for Android section headlines?

The Roboto spec book shows "Black Small Caps" but it's not included in the font package. Fallback is using Black in uppercase - not ideal.
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Software used to create Icons, Buttons for Mobile Application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software is best for GUI design? Which is the best way to create Icons, Buttons for Mobile Application development ?.