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9 Simple Rules For Amazing App Icon Design in Pixelmator

Pixelmator is a great many things to photos, but what it can also be used for is designing amazing app user interfaces and app icons. Through all the work put into the functionality of an app, you now have the ability to showcase that functionality in a beautifully crafted app icon. Bad app icon designs are among […]

Pixelmator Tip #31 – How To Create A Cool Game App Icon

In this tutorial we show you how to create a cool IOS game app icon from scratch. Game App Icons have really become an art form onto themselves, and we thought we would show you how to create your own using Pixelmator. One of our passion/side projects is an IOS game we have been working on […]

Pixelmator Tip #19 – How To Design A Simple IOS7 App Icon

In this tutorial we show you how to create a simple IOS7 app icon in Pixelmator. Weather icons are all the rage at the moment, so we thought a simple design for a weather app icon would be cool. The final product: Here is what you will be able to create at the end of […]

Pixelmator Tip #15 – How To Add Long Shadows To Your Flat Designs

In this tutorial we show you how to add long shadows to your designs using Pixelmator. Long shadows aren’t something new, and with the release of IOS7, this effect and flat UI design have really taken off. The Long Shadow Effect Here is the effect applied to our ninja shape. Now let’s get started. Step […]

Pixelmator Tip #3 – Quick Way To Add Reflections

One of the easiest ways to really show off your product is to give is a shadow or a reflection. In this post we will show  you the quick way to add reflections to an existing graphic using Pixelmator and give it a professional look and feel. Step 1 We’ll use an app icon from […]

Pixelmator Tip #2 – Quick Glow Effect

Continuing with our tips, here is a quick way to add a glow effect to you vector graphics using Pixelmator. Step 1 Here is our starting point from our last tip. Step 2 Take your graphic, duplicate it, and enlarge it. We take the duplicate layer and move it to the back. In or case […]

Pixelmator Tip #1 – Simple Way To Do 3D Text

As we share our beautiful Pixelmator templates with the world, we also wanted to share some handy Pixelmator tips on a regular basis. For a very quick way to add a 3d effect on any text or shape, all we need to do is duplicate and shift. Step 1 Start with your base graphic. In […]

3 Steps To Beautiful App Icon Design

Icon design is now becoming an art-form in itself. Being creative in icon design leads to notoriety when paired with the right type of app. Here is our 3 simple steps to creating beautiful icon designs using Pixelmator. We will use one our freebie templates called Diagonal Noise Plain as an example. Step 1 – Think, Simplify, Brainstorm The main things […]

How to edit one of our app icon templates

In this post we want to show you how to edit our pixelmator templates. Step 1 – Buy, Download, and Extract Either purchase one of our premium templates from our Store or get one of our freebies. Download them to your desktop, and extract them. Within each ZIP file you should find a PXM and a […]