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Questions about designing for Android, an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Specific measurements and guidelines are common when designing graphics for different platforms. As such, Android has its own set of requirements. Ask anything about designing graphical projects for the Android platform.

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Inkscape + Android Studio: Which one is the right format to export for compatibility?

So I was usually creating svg data with inkscape for my Android Projects but recently the import and conversion doesn't work anymore. I compared my old assets with the new ones and seen that the old ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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Measuring units for Android UI Design

I am designing a mobile app for the Android OS. I am currently using Adobe XD. What is the base screen size that I can use to start designing so that 1px is equal to 1dp or 1sp. Also what is the ...
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How to convert a regular font to a UI font?

I have an Android device and its language is Arabic. I want to replace its font with my own one (which is nicer!), but the default font for Arabic in Android is NotoNaskhArabicUI (which is a UI font; ...
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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 to resize Android app icons without loss in quality

I have designed a beautiful icon for my app but when I resize it for different screen sizes (mdpi – hdpi...) the icon quality drops to very low. How should I resize it with no quality drop? I'm ...
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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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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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Add transparency without lightening the color

I'm certain there's a more accurate term for what I'm seeking, but I'm unsure of what it might be. So... I basically need to do this: The image features a solid black background. On this background ...
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Using right image for creating hope for the user to take action

I am developing educations app where i need to use an image for the first time users which create hope that they will catch up withe their alumni friends. So for this i am using this image. with some ...
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How to import vector drop shadow from Sketch to Android Studio

If I add a drop shadow to an asset in Sketch, then export that asset as an svg, then open that asset in Gimp, I see the shadow, so the shadow must be exporting to the svg. However, if I import into ...
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Does sketch export to XML?

Does sketch export to XML? Is a plugin required? If yes, is designing layout by exporting XML worth-while? Thanks
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Resources on implementing a design into Android

I'm an Android developer and I'm new into graphic design. Since my first day I felt that graphic design would become a problem. I already worked with styles.xml, color.xml, etc. to change application ...
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Material Design App Slicing - Android

As we all know, Google have released a material design UI/UX platform for developers. What are the image sizes that I have to follow to slice them for the various resolutions of android devices?
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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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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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GIMP alternative on Android or iPad

I'm searching for an open source alternative for GIMP for an Android tablet or Apple iPad. Can anyone suggest any free apps not browser based solutions like photopea
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How to export icon in different sizes without getting blur edges?

I need to export icons for an android app in 4 different sizes: 36x36, 48x48, 64x64 and 72x72 px. The original size of icon I've created has size 272x272 px. For example, see this image: Left one ...
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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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Layout design / UI Design

I am new to android programming and i want to learn how to design my own app , what do i mean by this is designing the app layout from scratch. I couldn't find any tutorial , all things that i get ...
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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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