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GIMP Alternative for Android

Is there any good photo editing software for Android, similar to GIMP? That software should have option for manipulating with layers, color editing and most important features that desktop version of ...
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What color should be given to the ripple feedback?

One of the major feature of Material Design in the touch feedback that you get on touching widgets. I want to know how should I go about selecting the ripple color? For example, I have a custom button ...
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Android - Do I need to change density for all images used inside of the app? [closed]

My developer says the density should be changed for all images inside of the app not only for all icons. I have no idea what is density is, please advice me how to change it and do i need to change ...
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Should I use only one icon for a key in a keyboard? [migrated]

I have the following Android custom keyboard: The top 4 buttons are tabs The middle 9 buttons are various keys that you can press for the keyboard to automatically generate a paragraph of text. ...
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How to design beautiful android apps easily? [closed]

How to design beautiful android apps easily? Using Windows, what software I should have?
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I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for Android resolution with high quality

I am using Inkscape, and I want to export an image for an Android resolution with high quality. How can I convert? When I convert the medium size of icons from Inkscape's 48*48 size that image ...
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Android material design resume document copyright

I have just came up with an idea of making Android material-design themed resume/CV document. Do I infringe any copyrights by doing so? As You may imagine, I even could apply to Google itself via this ...
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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

I recently came across a tool called "Sketch", which is great for designing apps and other responsive layouts, and has great resources as well. For now, it's only available for Mac though. What would ...
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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 meant by 'designing an icon at 100% scale'?

From the Android's Material Design guide, System icons are displayed at 24dp. When creating icons, it’s important to design at 100% scale for pixel-accuracy. What is meant by designing at 100% ...
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Prototyping Toolkits for Android wear?

Does anyone has some tips or experience on prototyping applications on android wear? i would like to create a clickdummy for a watch interface and test it with users before coding something. are ...
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Android Asset slicing

I am a Graphic Designer, I have designed an app and gave it to the developers, Now they are asking App assets in HDPI, XHDPI, XXHDPI how should i slice them? it should fit perfectly but i dont know ...
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Strange Webpage Font Rendering on Android

The following screenshot is taken from a Nexus 6 browsing on Chrome 49 on Android 6.0.1. The "s" and "t" --- when they appear together --- are joined by a line. This is not intended. It renders fine ...
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Mobile splash screens format - PNG, JPEG or WEBP? [duplicate]

What would be the best format to use for high res Splash screens and other high res & heavy assets for both platforms, Android & iOS? Thanks
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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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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 - both for iPad and Android. Do I have to create 3 different PSDs for all 3 viewport sizes? or can I create 1 PSD ...
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Sizes and dpi confusion

I am designing an app for multiple screen sizes in Android and I have been researching a lot on how the sizes should be kept. Until now I have been able to understand that for multiple sizes such as ...
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What are the recommended icon sizes for a Smartwatch app launcher?

I am creating app launcher icon for Android smartwatches. What sizes should I consider while designing it? I tried searching for a template but I couldn't find any.
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Standard “Hamburger Icon” Margin?

I know the margin around the icon is usually listed in dp (for Android at least), but let's say on a 1080p phone, does anyone know the pixel margins that would be (left edge of the screen on the left ...
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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 that will take the user to a view that shows the saved phone contacts. I know that the Show Phone Contacts >> view pretty much ...
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What wireframing tool can I use that is focused on Android and iOS design?

I've been trying to wireframe my designs for apps, but keep getting frustrated with the limited ability and poor usability of the software I've used (Balsamiq, Pencil, Prototyper). Do you have any ...
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How to save my icon into 192*192 resolution with out spoiling its shape

I need to make an icon for android phones which have 192*192 resolution. How to make it proportionate with out losing the shape? This is the shape I want to be made to 192*192. When ever I keep the ...
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Android and iOS logos on my website

Can I insert Android and iOS logos to sponsor an App on my website? Or is it considered copyright infringement?
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What is meant by an 8dp square baseline grid, in Android Material Design specification?

I am a newb. My question is from this Material Design specification document: All components align to an 8dp square baseline grid for mobile, tablet, and desktop. The image at the end of the ...
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How can I set custom units in Photoshop?

How can I set custom units in Photoshop? For example I want to see all distances in dp, where 100.00dp = 150.00px I've tried to set it in Edit -> Preferences -> Unit & Rulers, but there ...
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how to design android app icons without quality drop

i have designed a beautiful icon for my app but when i re size it for different screen sizes(mdpi-hdpi...) the icon quality drops to very low how should i re size it with no quality drop?i'm using ...
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How to generate tint, shade and shadow colors in illustrator?

I am trying to make an app icon by following the guidelines given here in Adobe Illustrator, but I am unable to figure out how to generate the colors for tint, shade and shadow. Can anyone help me ...
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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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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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Save text/quote as an image fonts copyrights? [closed]

I have made a free Android app where you can write a poem, quote or any text and then save it as image and then you can share it where you want on the web. In my app you have the options to choose ...
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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 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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Which assets should I export for Android 5?

I'm working on an Android app which is based on material design principles. Since I'm not a developer, I struggle to understand what can be built with the Android SDK and what needs to be ...
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How to Prepare UI to Mobile Developer iOS Android

I'm new in design for ui. I have to do for all resolution iOS and Android. I would like to ask about following questions: Is this correct process? Finish design Do for all 12 sizes resolution: ...
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Any UI library for iOS and Android (Illustrator)?

I'm developing monochromatic Wireframe and the full color demo of my App UI for iOS and Android. I'm using Illustrator. Is there any UI library for me to use? (ex. the default switch, table view, text ...
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How can I decide on a size of my Android drawables?

I understand how big should my drawable be when it's displayed in a certain size, e.g. 24dp, 48dp etc. But what if the size was dynamic, for example, it takes up the half of the screen? In that case, ...
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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
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What font is used widely for mobile app ui mockups? [closed]

I need to design a UI/UX interface for my Android application, and I have been surfing the web for inspiration, from mockups and other design concepts. I have noticed that a vast majority of mobile ...
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What are idea baseline Android document properties?

So, I've been working more and more on Android UI's and I've found the Material design documentation/guide to be more focused on dev. I use Sketch, AI, and Affinity Designer, and Photoshop. Because ...
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Which one is the best for creating android material icons? [closed]

I am a new designer. I need to design an icon for my android application. But I need to make it material. So now I am asking to you that which one is best for me to creat a material icon? And if here ...
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What image type and resolution is ideal for a logo inside of a Android Mobile Application?

I have a png of a logo I am trying to import into my Android Application. However, it is looking extremely pixelated when I import it into my mobile app. The image is 538px by 113 px with a resolution ...
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which is the best size and resolution for create an android apps [duplicate]

which is the best android mobile size and resolution for converting one design to all devices. Please give a size and resolutions in pixels.
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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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How to automate exporting multiple PNGs with different sizes from Photoshop?

I have a .psd file with a 96px x 96px resolution. Now I want to save this as four .png files with different resolutions such as 36px x 36px, 48px x 48px, 72px x 72px and 96px x 96px. Instead of ...
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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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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 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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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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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. ...