How to make appstore like Icons!

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by iPodhacker2G, May 25, 2009.

  1. iPodhacker2G

    iPodhacker2G New Member

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    Ever wonder how Apple makes those awesome little icons? How they make the icons look like ,"you can lick them"(Steve Jobs), well read this tutorial and you will learn.

    What You Need
    Photoshop(I'll be using Ps Elements 4)
    and a computer


    First open a new document 700*700 pixels and enable transperancy

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    , after that fill the layer with black. Now Duplicate this layer.

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    Now you should have streaks running down your picture. Now go back to distort and select "Polar Coordinates" and click ok. Now you should have "Starburst" like shape.

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    While holding Shift, draw a rectangle just around the starburst. Now move the new layer you just made below "Layer 2". Now highlight the top layer and hold control and click the the little box in the layer below, once you have done this you should have a highlited portion in the shape of your box.

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    Now select white as your foreground and then get your Gradient tool, now while holding shift, drag the gradient down through your elipse and end it about a centimeter below where the elipse ends. Now get the "Magic Wand Tool" and select the excess shine and delete it. And there you go you now a have awesome looking apple icon that you can customize!!

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  2. you_kn0w

    you_kn0w New Member

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    This is fun... xD, a tutorial without images about how to make an icon.
  3. bamhm182

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    lmao, good point. Still though, nice tut. I may have to try it out some time.
  4. David.

    David. Active Member

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    Could you possibly make a GIMP tutorial?
  5. TheTerminator

    TheTerminator New Member

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    Is this like iPhone icons?
  6. iPodhacker2G

    iPodhacker2G New Member

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    sorry

    No, sorry I don't have gimp nor do I have any expierence.
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    precisely
  7. Renegade

    Renegade Active Member

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    This should be in "Graphics and Design"

    Also, I prefer "IceFlowStudios" tutorials for Apple icons. The outcome is MUCH BETTER!

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