Questions regarding designing for Apple's iPhone OS.

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As a designer, how should I start designing an iOS app?

I am about to design an IOS 8 app for the very first time. I've been a designer for 5 years now, both on Photoshop and Illustrator, but I never got the change to design an app. I am looking for some ...
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iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus design confusions around dimensions, resolutions and densities

I have to design an iOS app in iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus in Adobe Illustrator. Can anyone help me with the ever confusing PPIs and retina/retina HD displays and dimensions of these? For example, I ...
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Creating realistic iPhone touch screen glass in Photoshop [duplicate]

Say you wish to replace this phone's screen with your own screenshot -- what would be the best way of emulating that thick hazy screen look in Photoshop? Just reducing the contrast and maybe adding a ...
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What's the height of the iPhone 6+' navigation bar?

With the new size and resolution of the iPhone 6+', including the different (CSS) pixel ratio (Retina HD: 3:1), I was wondering if the navigation bar height has changed. Is it still 88px and thus the ...
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Iphone Resolutions Design [duplicate]

I'm not sure if i should make this question in this area. However if you can help me i would appreciate a lot. I have been reading some documentation about iOS and android design. I'm a little confuse ...
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Exporting 3x images in Photoshop

I'm currently updating my image assets to comply with Apple's iPhone 6+ @3x dimensions. I'd like to use CC's image generator to do so but unfortunately it seems that it only exports up to 2x. Does ...
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Optimizing Background/Wallpaper Images for Perspective Zoom

Since perspective zoom has become a thing in iOS, it's seemed that making a background/wallpaper at "640x1136" or "750x1334" isn't technically correct as part of the wallpaper is initially obscured ...
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Image resolution for Indesign Ipad document (whole page image) - iphone 6 enough?

I am writing my first book and using InDesign for that. I plan to buy iphone 6 and do pictures with it for this book, since my iphone is all-in-one gadget and I don´t have a separate camera. Do you ...
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Using real products when creating fake mockups

When creating mockups for marketing material, what is the legality of using real products to demonstrate the use of your application? Examples for any given application: Google chrome with a ...
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How to reproduce the gradient effect in the 'Find My iPhone' icon? [duplicate]

How to make this icon in Illustrator/Photoshop or any other software for that matter?
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What is the best page size, in pixels, for a PDF to be read on iPhone?

I want to design an instruction manual to be read on an iPhone and maybe Android devices. I know that the iPhone screen width is 320 pixels. What would the best page size be? What is the best height? ...
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Font to use in iOS social network application [closed]

I am almost in the final step of the design of a social network application, I am just not sure what would be the best font type for that type of applications, instead of using the system font type.
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What software should I use to make crisp game graphics for iOS games?

I want to make game graphics that are smooth not pixelated, kinda like vector graphics and I will need to use them in iOS games. I am not that experienced in creating graphics so I looked here and no ...
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How to put a new picture in an iPhone image frame

I want to change the screen part of this Iphone image with the screen capture of my own app. I'm trying to do this in Gimp (unless there is a better way?). However, I can't seem to just copy paste my ...
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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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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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Is this is a specific type of Design drawing?

Being inspired by Apple's design, I came across some of Jony Ive's earlier work, and noticed he produced these drawings-- I have seen their 'style' before and it seems like industrial/product ...
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iPhone prototype app which overlays mocks with developed screens?

Anyone know the name of an app where you can overlay the design mocks on the developed testing screens? I downloaded an iphone app like this before, but forgot what it was. It’s hard to for the ...
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How to Resize UI elements for iPhones?

I am designing UI for an application which is going to be available for both Android and iPhone. While for android, slicing/chopping up the UI elements is pretty much simple and straight forward, we ...
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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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How to recreate devices to present responsive sites

I have recently just created a template, and I would like to show it on my site that it is responsive & fluid. I would like to take a few screenshots of my site, and display them on multiple ...
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How can I spice up my flat iOS icons?

I'm making an icon for a speed reader app for the iPhone. These are more or less the designs I've been toying with: Looking at them though, I just find they're a little boring. With the iOS 7 ...
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How can I accurately draw a mockup for an iPhone 5 app in GIMP?

In the Appstore you can show screenshots of what the app looks like to the user so they know what to expect. I am looking into creating an image from scratch of a screenshot of an app. Here's my ...
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Defining resolution or layout size for iphone/ipad devices

Basically the question is divided into three parts - What size should I start with on an iPad? At what size do the Graphic Assets need to be passed to the developer? What about the same items on an ...
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Designing an icon to fit the iOS 7 style

I want to create an icon for my iOS App that keys into iOS 7's new design and color scheme. What kinds of colors should I use and what key things should I implement in the design?
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What are the radii for the new iOS 7 icons?

What are the radii and sizes for the new iOS 7 icons?
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How to improve image detail quality for mobile apps? (too blurry)

What is the best file type to use in mobile apps? I am developing an iphone app and I am using images with the same frame as the views with 72 dpis in a format file .png but when the detail is more ...
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How to make this gradient drop shadow?

I have messed around with a few options, but have not come up with a good solution to recreate this gradient drop shadow effect.
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How to create a light border for an app icon

This is a fine piece of iPhone app icon: I'm wondering how they created the fine texture along with the slight 'glow' on the edges: I suppose the texture is made by a semi-transparent layer on ...
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Photoshop action to export png using filename pattern (@2x)

How do you create a Photoshop action to do the following: Save for Web, at full size, using the (PSD) filename with "@2x" appended (and .png) Save for Web, at 50% size, using the (PSD) filename (and ...
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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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Iphone: Scaling images down for smaller iphone3 and iphone4

I am completing some design work on my application. Following a few people saying it is best to design for the iphone5 (4inch) screen first I have completed a page design for the retina. The image has ...
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Where to get a 3D human face model as .obj file

Related to this SO question, I got an idea to go for an unique 3D human face model which fits all the the human faces. 1) Where can I get a ready made human head model? I have seen some tools like ...
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Mobile layout grid dimensions?

I am trying to figure out what the standard grid layout is for ios6 and possibly android. I use photoshop cs6 and recently sketch 2. What dimensions should I set?
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Fonts used by The New Yorker's iOS app?

Can somebody perhaps identify the exact fonts in use by The New Yorker's iOS app, esp. those shown the sample below? I find the whole app very well designed (both in terms of graphic design, ...
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businescard disguised as a real iphone, anoyone knows a good mockup / sample?

I try to create a businesscard like below. I searched for the internet for an template to no avail. So playing now around with Illustrator but im not that of a design guru. Does anyone know if below ...
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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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Is it okay to use depictions of cartoon characters in an iPhone app?

I have an app idea which is based on the use of cartoon characters; I would like to include a single image of cartoon characters with their names, the app will be purely for reference and free. ...
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export layers with bleding options and shadow to PNG format using photoshop

I have iphone/ipad app design as PSD file, Most of layers in this file are linked with shapes in order to support retina display. Each shaped layer has blending option like outer glow or external ...
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iOS image for buttons not crisp

So I'm trying to create a few simple buttons in Adobe Illustrator for work. I'm not a gphx artist and just know the basics of Illustrator. I tried creating a pin icon, like dropping a pin onto the ...
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Features of a good logo for a smartphone app

I can design but I am new to the "phone app" world. How do I make an awesome logo for this smartphone-app job? I am looking for a "To Do" list, please.
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Using Apple's iPhone 4S product images

I downloaded Apple's iPhone 4S product images (log-in required). I'd like to just copy/paste a 640x960 screenshot of my app from my iPhone 4 to the psd file. However the psd file has 4x dimensions. So ...
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Basic iPhone interface elements and shadow effects

I'm working with a graphic designer to create some iPhone interface elements, but I'm not a graphics designer myself. So I do not really know how to describe what I'm looking for. I'm afraid of ...
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Legally use UI design of iOS platform as website design

I'm creating a web page which has an inherent link to smart phones, and therefore I would like to mimic the design of the iOS and/or Android platform in the website. In the case of the iOS platform, ...
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What will a UI designed for a 4S look like on an iPhone 3?

I have designed a UI for the iPhone 4S. What will be the application appearance be if I use the same images and UI for the iPhone3? If I run the same application in iPhone3 and iPhone 4S, what will be ...