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Icon Design

Designing Elegant Icons

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Have you ever wondered how to build clarity, elegance and simplicity into your app icons? In this book, I'll show you how to use the golden section and related ratios to refine your icon ideas. After all, your icons should not only outshine your competitors' icons in the App Store, they should be a pleasure to look at on the home screen after the app is purchased. Discover the secret behind designing elegant app icons. With the easy-to-build grids in this book, you can expertly guide the location and size of each of your icon's design elements, ensuring your unique icon ideas look absolutely stunning! If you are a designer of app icons, and you have a good command of vector drawing software tools, then this book is for you.

What's New in Version 2.0

Step-by-step instructions for creating icon grids for OS X, tvOS and WatchOS have been added, along with a range of new icon and button examples.


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Customer Reviews


Icon Design is an excellent design manual for professionals, artists and designers who want to create simple yet elegant visual images for icons or icon like artwork. Chris’ understanding of the timeless principles of geometric proportion and the Apple iOS icon grid has allowed him to integrate the two into an easy to use, step by step, fun left brain-right brain holistic approach to design.

Icon Design
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Design
  • Published: Oct 29, 2015
  • Publisher: Heath Research Services Ltd
  • Seller: Heath Research Services Ltd
  • Print Length: 51 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.0
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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