iOS 6 App Icon

If you’re making app icons for iOS 6 this is the template you want to get. It includes quick render of all sizes, bundled textures that are easy to build off, app store & homescreen previews and easy export actions.

Current version 2.1 Last updated Dec 2012

License The purpose of these templates is to help you create awesome icons, so everything you create with the templates is completely royalty free. All I ask is that you don’t redistribute the template itself.

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What’s inside?

This is a Photoshop document that, through Smart Objects, automates the process of rendering the various sizes that needs to be bundled with iOS Apps. The idea is to edit the largest size and have the smaller sizes automatically rendered, enabling a much quicker workflow when designing icons. You’ll also find a selection of ready-made textures that you can build on, enviroment previews and easy export actions that spit out the exact files you need to deliver to Apple. Here’s a blog post.

How do I use it?

You’ll need Photoshop CS3 or later. Open the PSD file in Photoshop. Find and right click the layer called ‘Edit me & save' and hit ’Edit Contents’. This opens the Icon.psb file - create your artwork in this canvas. After saving the Icon.psb, the multiple sizes in the Main PSD file should be automatically rendered. Use the Photoshop Actions bundled with the resource to export your icon files in both squared and rounded corner versions. Here’s a video walkthrough.

Who made it?

This resource is created and maintained by Danish designer Michael Flarup. Check out his Portfolio over at Pixelresort. Got any comments or are you looking for someone to make you an awesome app icon? Shoot him an email: desk@pixelresort.com or catch him on twitter.