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How to Create iPhone Icons

02-14-2009, 03:56 PM
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How to Create iPhone Icons

This might be in a wrong forum but it seems in the right spot to me.

Anyways. I jailbroke my iPod Touch to make new icons for icons I absolutley hate. The problem is I don't know how to make niceley curved edges and the shine on Photoshop CS3. Below is an example of my custom icon for Auto Mangle. I really like my icon, but on an iPhone the edges are a bit sharp, and the shine isn't right. Could someone make or link and tutorial?


02-14-2009, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by iKoda View Post
This might be in a wrong forum but it seems in the right spot to me.

Anyways. I jailbroke my iPod Touch to make new icons for icons I absolutley hate. The problem is I don't know how to make niceley curved edges and the shine on Photoshop CS3. Below is an example of my custom icon for Auto Mangle. I really like my icon, but on an iPhone the edges are a bit sharp, and the shine isn't right. Could someone make or link and tutorial?


The problem is that the shine and curved corners are made by X-Code automatically. I don't really know how to do them in PS. But..the icon size is 59x59 I think

02-14-2009, 04:00 PM
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The problem is that the shine and curved corners are made by X-Code automatically. I don't really know how to do them in PS. But..the icon size is 59x59 I think
Well someone in the Icon Competition for Stitch em Words made all the contest entries look like iPhone icons.
02-14-2009, 04:13 PM
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Well someone in the Icon Competition for Stitch em Words made all the contest entries look like iPhone icons.
I'm not saying it's impossible. I just don't know how.
02-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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here try using the psd file in at this site

http://www.keepthewebweird.com/iphon...-psd-template/
02-14-2009, 05:11 PM
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The problem is that the shine and curved corners are made by X-Code automatically. I don't really know how to do them in PS. But..the icon size is 59x59 I think
Actually the shine and curve are made on the device at runtime. If you have a Jailbroken phone (or are a developer and use the Simulator), you can open up an app and see that the icon file doesn't have that effect. And when you give the app an icon, it is recommended that you supply a 57x57 pixel PNG.

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03-11-2009, 09:23 AM
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Actually the shine and curve are made on the device at runtime. If you have a Jailbroken phone (or are a developer and use the Simulator), you can open up an app and see that the icon file doesn't have that effect. And when you give the app an icon, it is recommended that you supply a 57x57 pixel PNG.
This is exactly what i am trying to get rid of!

I have a broke phone,m and i am installing a LCARS based theme on the winterboard, however, some of the icons have fitted flush, with no corner radi, or shine, and others that i have imported into the icon.png file with iphonebrowser have not. I need to remove the shine and the curves, why have some icons installed without this, and how do i make the others install with no curves.

Also, when i have deleted the existing icon, and imported and renamed one of the icons i wish to use, some of the apps do not show an icon at all!

The icons with the curves, and not the full sized icon, also have the name of the app underneath showing, i need to remove this too, which i can with the do not showw function on the winterboard, but this does not return the icon to its square full size..... its VERY annoing!

Someone please put me out of my misery! I would apprieciate some one who would email me? as im not too good wwith forums and the like, i also have a very poor understanding of these things, i am very new to the whole game! I wish i could upload a screen shot to explain better, but i have failed miserably at this too!