Sep 122011
Step 15-1

The last part of this trio of tutorials for creating an iPhone graphic will show you how to export the vector character and save it for the different screen resolutions of the iOS devices.


Open Photoshop and create a new document. Go back to Illustrator and select your artwork making sure that you do not select the original drawing on the bottom layer. Now got to Edit > Copy (Cmd + C / Ctrl + C), switch back to Photoshop and select Edit > Paste (Cmd + V / Ctrl + V). Photoshop will ask how you would like to import the artwork. Choose Smart Object, click OK and then press Enter to place the artwork.

Sep 072011
Step 8b

As more and more apps become available in the iTunes App Store, ensuring your graphics stand out is becoming increasingly important. I will take you through the process of creating a character for an iPhone app and saving it in the correct sizes for use on the many iOS devices with Smart Objects in Photoshop. I will also show you how to use the new Stroke Width and Shape Builder tools in CS5 Illustrator over the course of this three part tutorial blog.


Not got CS5? No need to fret, I’ll also take you through the alternatives for users on older versions of the Creative Suite.