Mar 21

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

Posted by Benedikte Vanderwee├źn on 21/03/2014

I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to convert your sketch to a full vector app icon.

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

This tutorial covers:

  • Start by sketching and decide which sketch to use for the final icon
  • Doing research by creating moodboards and reading articles
  • Start the vectorizing process in Adobe Illustrator
  • Set up the workspace
  • Import your artwork
  • Place each element on it's own layer
  • Combine shapes
  • Choose a color palette (iOS 7 Color Palette, AI and ASE file)
  • Color your vector work
  • Add details
  • Assembling all the elements
  • Delivering the icon
  • References

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

Instructions on how to use the Icon app template:

Watch this brief Vimeo video:

How to use the App Icon Template from Michael Flarup on Vimeo.

Hopefully you will find it helpful in your own projects, let me know.

Read the tutorial on Designmodo

  



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