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What workflow do you usually follow when exporting for mobile multi-platform?

I'm interested especially in the case in which you absolutely have to support older android versions. What is especially annoying is the fact that they constantly change their implementation and this ...
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Android animation formats

I would like to add some animation to an Android application, in which an icon would move from left to right along a horizontal line. Our graphic designer suggested animated GIFs or MOV files, but ...
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What is the Android equivalent to CSS line-height? [migrated]

My graphic designer instructed my team to format a text box with a 1.5 line height. In CSS, I would express this as: line-height: 150%; What is the Android equivalent to the web line-height ...
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Scale up image inside layer in PSD loses quality?

I'm an Android developer who knows not much about getting assets (pngs) from a psd or ai file to multiple resolutions that the Android platform needs. With Inkscape it's pretty straightforward. ...
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Add thermal effect to Image

I am an Android Developer(not graphic Designer). So i have to do all the step in Coding. I want to add thermal effect to Image. What are the steps of it. I have added night vision effect to it by ...
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What is this style of game art called?

I am working on an android game, and I found this image while search for 8 bit graphics. I really like this style of the visuals, specifically the 45 degree perspective mixed with the blockiness of 8 ...
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How do I keep my floating action button from blocking other components?

The new Material Design of Google recommends to use floating action buttons to draw attention to the user for the main action on that screen. There are quite a lot of examples of this within a list ...
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Show users horizontal scroll is available on mobile

I am working on a project, where in the basket, just before checkout, a customer can see which seats he has selected, in which part of the room etc. Sadly, there is so much information necessary, that ...
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Why are Apple products so common in mockups?

Inspired by this question: Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry? While browsing through the web trying to find device mockups for my website, I realized that about 90% of ...
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What density is the 512x512 icon for an Android app?

I'm making a launcher icon in Inkscape, with my document size set to 512x512. I'm trying to adhere to Material Design standards which state that the Tinted Edge and Shaded Edge of the product icon ...
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Alternate for sketch on windows platform

I saw that there is one tool called "skecth" is great for designing apps (android) and have great resources. but it comes for MAC only. Is there any tool like same power for Windows OS ?
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Mismatch Color from Adobe Illustration & Photoshop if Saved in Android / Apple Device

I have problem with color mismatch in Adobe Photoshop & Illustration. There is no problem when I save my designs on my Mac & PC but the color becomes mismatched if I saved it on my android ...
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How to prepare (what all sizes and resolutions) mockups and UI graphics for an Android app in PS

I've seen similar questions asked here but they did not answer my question 100%. So please bear with me. Now I am starting an app design project for iOS and Android. I've been designing for iOS for ...
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Round sharp edges of icon using GIMP or PIXLR

I am trying to make icon and small clip-arts to use in my app but the artwork I import has very sharp edges and they screw up the cleanliness of the app. How to buffer the edges I am using Pixlr ...
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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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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 ...