I've been getting around 2-3 emails per day since the new iPad launch from people asking me to update my smart object based aging app icon template. Well here's the new version 2.0 with a couple of new tricks up it's sleeve. It even got it's own little site.
For people unfamiliar with my original template, this is what it does:
★ Quickly render all sizes by editing a Smart Object
★ Includes vector textures that you can build on
★ Exporting made easy with the bundled actions
★ Shows you a mockup of how the icon will look in the store and on your home screen (client gimmick warning)
Like with my old template, a raised finger of caution for those who feel tempted to automate the entire process. This resource makes it easy to quickly render a concept across all the various sizes, and while i've spend hours on getting it as precise as possible, you probably want to customize the smaller sizes yourself to get that pixel perfection we're always looking for.
And if you make any icons with this, be sure to add them to the flickr group
Now go out and kick ass!
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